WAKE UP: Fundraiser Film Screening for Alignment Center
Support YOUR Self-Journeys & and Global Community Consciousness at the Alignment Center - where all paths unite.
Price: $8 advance tickets; $10 at the door
Join us for a special screening of Wake Up - a provocative and transforming new film. The documentary offers an honest and intimate look at one man's journey of awakening while raising questions about the relationship between the sacred and the secular, the personal and the collective.
The screening will be followed by a discussion panel including Directors Jonas Elrod and Chloe Crespi, Alignment Center Founder Omar Abrahim, and Psychotherapist Michael Picucci. See below for speaker bios.
Presented by The Remembrance Project, Souldish, and The Alignment Center.
The event is a fundraiser for The Alignment Center in appreciation of its contribution to the transformation of consciousness.
"WAKE UP is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it; an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye. " Sting and Trudie Styler
We'll be joined by Dreamriver Press (http://www.dreamriverpress.com) - an independent publishing house which offers books contributing to the positive change taking place on the planet as we move into a new age. Books will be available for sale.
Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. He suddenly could see and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts.
The documentary movie WAKE UP follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions. Physicians gave him a clean bill of health and were unable to provide an explanation. What was it? Why was it happening to him? One thing was certain for this 36-year old man ÃÂÃ,Â¢Ã,Ã,Â" life as he had known it would never be the same.
With his loving but skeptical girlfriend by his side, Jonas crisscrosses the country as he searches for answers and delves deeper into this thrilling world of the phenomenal and spiritual. Along the way, he encounters an amazing group of religious teachers, scientists, mystics and spiritual healers who help him piece together this intricate puzzle.
The film shows how all of us can search inward for our own peace and happiness while contributing towards a positive shift in global consciousness. WAKE UP is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it; an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye.
WAKE UP had its festival premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2009 and its New York City premiere, hosted by Sting and Trudie Styler, in April 2010. It is being released on DVD in September 2010 by Beyond Words, distributor of the acclaimed films "The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know." The movie is being privately screened throughout the fall of 2010
Watch trailer here http://wakeupthefilm.com
JONAS ELROD (Director/Composer)
Jonas Elrod has been in the film industry for the last 10 years working as Producer/Director on various projects including documentaries, music videos, commercials and short films.
Based in New York, Jonas co-ran the award winning production company Rockhard Films. During his time there, Jonas worked on all aspects of production ranging from Director/Producer and Editor. Focusing primarily on music videos and commercials, he worked with top artist/clients such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nike, ESPN and Spike Lee. In the winter of 2003, Jonas began producing his first feature documentary BEARS. He traveled across the country for two years working on this film shooting over 200 hours of footage. The film played the festival circuit and is gearing up for release.
His second documentary, WAKE UP, follows his own personal journey looking for spiritual truth and meaning after going through a very radical spiritual awakening.
Jonas is represented by HumbleTV, working as a commercial/video director. He is currently hard at work on his follow-up feature JUNE'S LAST WISH.
CHLOE CRESPI (Director/Cinematographer)
Chloe Crespi is a professional photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. Chloe was born and raised in the heart of the film industry in Hollywood CA. At 21, she left college and started working for commercial and music video directors full time. Chloe spent the next 4 years learning hands on, the ins and outs of directing from some of the top directors of the time (Michele Gondry, Marcus Nispell, Jake Scott, Jesse Dylan, etc.). Through her daily exposure to visual images, she also fell in love with photography, and took it as an opportunity to keep honing her visual eye and creativity. Chloe has been working as a professional photographer for the last 7 years in New York City. Her clients include Esquire, Tatler, British Vogue, Latin Harpers Bazaar,Ocean Drive, Vanity Fair, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Teen Vogue among others. Her photography website is http://www.chloecrespi.com
MICHAEL PICUCCI, PhD, MAC, SEP
Michael Picucci is a practicing psychologist, psychotherapist, and consultant in NYC and the architect of Focalizing. His professional expertise and health advocacy spans a wide-range of psychology, counseling, somatic, and neuroscience disciplines. He has 30 years of experience researching addictions, trauma healing, sexuality, and interpersonal and group dynamics and has been honored by the National Institute on Health (NIH) for Outstanding Leadership in Research. He has authored Organic Solutions to Real-Time Challenges: An Introduction to Focalizing, Ritual as Resource: Energy for Vibrant Living, and The Journey Toward Complete Recovery: Reclaiming Your Emotional, Spiritual & Sexual Wholeness as well as many articles.
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