Baba’s Birthday

Project Overview

This 52 minute documentary about Meher Baba was created by writer/director Peter Sumner and producer/DP, Michael Ney. It was shot in India in 2006, edited in Sydney, Australia by Carolina Rincon and has original music for orchestra composed by Christopher Gordon (Mao's Last Dancer, Master and Commander).

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My fondest memories during the shooting include standing on a small mountain top in the dry heat surveying the landscape that Meher Baba spent time contemplating... it was an amazing feeling. We were given unprecedented access to many sacred places in the life of Meher Baba. The project involved many challenges every day - not really knowing what we were going to encounter at every new location and working out logistics on the fly with scant resources. Ably assisted by William Bullock and Lynn Burgos, we managed to get great coverage over 2 months shooting in India. Working with composer, Christopher Gordon and recording the orchestra at Trackdown, Sydney was another highlight.

More on the life of Meher Baba: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meher_Baba

Project Details

Completed Tasks

  • Pre-production/travel planning
  • 2 month shoot in India
  • Commissioned music recording
  • Post Production
  • Social media promotion