This feature-length film will explore the human impulse to create, concentrate and discover the mystery of self.
I. "The Serpent Fire"
This feature-length documentary will explore the many ways in which human beings apply their mind to a given subject, what compels them to do so, and why concentration is essential to human evolution.
To approach these topics I will show people using their minds to practice different things and interview them in order to get a broad range of perspective on such topics as: the mind, focus, learning, living, the creative urge, spirituality, awareness and God.
The title refers to the intelligent energy which animates all life and compels it to create, concentrate, learn, propagate and evolve. Often this force has been symbolized as a coiled serpent - in the Indian tradition it is called "The Serpent Power." Here the word "fire" is used in place of "power" to describe the burning desire to learn.
This film will boil every pursuit of knowledge down to some form of concentration of mind. There will be sequences that are visually abstract, artistic and yet pertain closely to what people are discussing. This is a documentary, but it will also blend narrative and experimental elements and in that way - it is an experiment in cinematic form.
II. Imagery and Style
These photos should give an impression of how I like to compose within the frame and what kind of imagery you can expect to see.
This is what your contributions will be going towards!
equipment rental - travel costs - photographic images - materials for handmade composite mattes - studio rentals
external hard drives and additional editing supplies - recording, mixing and mastering original music - color correction - additional materials and supplies - promotional materials
This project, my first feature film, is already taking shape. I am very excited to explore the creative energy of existence through the medium of film, a medium which touches people on unconscious levels - one that deserves to concern itself with the spiritual dimension of existence. I firmly believe that it is everyone's natural birthright to reach for our higher human potential - by that I mean awakening the capacities of the brain, as well as creating more and more harmony in ourselves and others. These are topics which I intend to approach in my films.
If you like, you can look at my Vimeo page to see samples of my work:
- Conor Provenzano
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pledged of $6,500 goal
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Apr 18, 2012 - May 28, 2012 (40 days)
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You’ll receive a 35mm photo taken by me with an individual inspiring quote attached (said by someone great) and a hand-written thank you.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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You’ll receive a copy of the DVD + the preceding award.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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You’ll receive a CD of all the original music used in the film + a 5x7" screen shot from the film (one that is carefully selected) + all previously listed benefits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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You'll receive sponsorship credit in the film + a matted 8 1/2 x 11" screen shot (carefully selected) + a material used in the film (hand-made back-lit matte, for example) + all previously listed benefits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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You’ll receive a 35mm photo album shot specifically for you with a theme in mind, made with careful concentration + all previously listed benefits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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You'll receive a short film [each one made special for backer] with an artistic collage of photos, moving imagery and conversational interviews + all previous benefits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Executive Producer credit + all previously listed benefits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013