Samsara official press releases

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Many thanks to Mark Magidson (producer of Baraka, Samsara and Chronos) for the following Samsara press releases.

Magidson Films - 20-June-2007

Samsara is a Tibetan word that means “the ever turning wheel of life, a concept both intimate and vast, obvious and oblique, the perfect subject for filmmakers Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke who have awed us with exquisite images of the mundane; filmmakers with an uncanny ability to reveal the elusive current of interconnection that runs through the Universe and our lives.Read more >>>

New independant short film page

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

I have added a new page to highlight the short films and trailers of independant filmmakers. Kyle Hopkin's '360' is the first film listed.
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Samsara information

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

"Samsara," directed and shot by Ron Fricke, has begun lensing and will span 12 to 14 months and more than 20 countries.

From producer Mark Magidson:

"One of the challenges of this is to try to get stunning and unfamiliar imagery. We also need to have a lot of density of imagery to build the sequences for a film that relies on non-verbal storytelling and can sustain interest for the length of a feature."

Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance and "Gladiator" fame will be involved in the "Samsara" score.

Improvements in home- theater systems over the years have helped keep homevid demand strong, and "Baraka" has shipped more than half a million DVDs to date. An upgraded edition, in both regular and high-definition, is on the way from MPI Home Video by year's end.

Budget for the sequel is likely to exceed the original's $3 million, with world distribution rights expected to remain up for grabs until shooting wraps.

Tiburon International Film Festival - 2008

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

The Tiburon International Film Festival is calling for entries into it's 2008 event.

Submissions are open to all genres of film: Fiction, documentary, short, animation, experimental, student, children, sports, music video.....from any nation in the world.

In March 2007, TIFF showed more than 250 films from 90 countries from 3000 plus submissions.

The festival has honored many great filmmakers like: Orson Welles, Sam Pekinpah, Luchino Visconti, Charlie Chaplin, Santiago Alvarez, John Frankenheimer, George Stevens, Malcolm McDowell, James Coburn, Saul Zaentz, Brad Bird, Paul Mazursky, Mark Rydell .....

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Chronos released on HD DVD

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Chronos has been released on HD DVD. This revised version has extra features including:

  • Filmmakers' Commentary
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Behind The Landscapes
  • Optional Subtitles
  • Director's Shot List
  • Audio Remix optimized for Home Theater

New websites

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

I have created a new travel blog about my trips. I will be traveling for the next few years, and hope to visit many places highlighted in these films. In particular, Nepal, Indonesia, Cambodia and India are places I will visit, partly due to what I have seen in these films.

Please check my travel website when you get a chance, and see where I am.

I will be responding to emails about this website when I get a chance.

Some time ago I also camper a website about my camper van. I hope you enjoy them.

Contribute to a film

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009 are recruiting people from all over the globe to shoot a short clip between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. GMTon April 22, 2006. The clip can be anything at all that expresses the authors view of their world at that time.

"Our goal is to get a snapshot of the planet at that specific moment in time, expressed from the point of view of a selection of random people all over the planet.

The tapes we recieve will be chosen for content and compiled into a ninety minute feature film."

Aeon is an independent short film by Richard Sidey

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

Aeon is a short independent film by Richard Sidey. Aeon is about Wellington, New Zealand. Most of the footage is time-lapse. Richard shot and edited the film on his own. It's a great short film.

Pulse of Life - a worldwide super-8 timelapse project

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009 ran a project whereby people all over the world recorded super-8 timelapse footage on the same day. The footage was edited together and the film is available to download

The Shawshank Redemption

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

The Shawshank Redemption has a new movie web site

Samsara Blu-Ray & DVD

Samsara Blu-ray and DVD
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