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Passion Pictures Melbourne Director David Colin Screens 'Collective Consciousness' Film at TEDxSydney

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Can mass meditation effect change on our environment?

Passion Pictures Melbourne Director David Colin Screens 'Collective Consciousness' Film at TEDxSydney

Passion Pictures Melbourne director, David Colin, explores the idea in his film 'Collective Consciousness', which screened at TEDXSydney 2017 last Friday.

Synonymous with knowledge propagation, lateral thinking and boundary pushing, TEDx is a forum for championing the TED mantra of 'ideas worth spreading'. The 2017 event heralds the move to ICC Sydney (previously the Sydney Opera House, and Carriageworks before that) to accommodate the biggest (and always growing) audience to date.


Photo1.jpgColin, felt that this year's theme presented an irresistible opportunity: "The task of creating something around what is essentially an open brief, with the only constraint being that it needed to fit the theme of 'unconventional' was too good to pass up! The subject of collective consciousness is something that I've long been fascinated by, and TEDx offered the perfect platform upon which to start a Photo2.jpgconversation - and one which I'd like to explore further."

Colin's film explores the question of whether or not collective consciousness, which has an undeniably positive effect on the individual, can affect quantifiable changes on society and our surroundings.

Adds Colin: "I have been incredibly fortunate to study meditation under Jonni Pollard, the founder of 1 Giant Mind, which was conceived as a vehicle to facilitate meditation as an easy, everyday practice, cultivating an awakening in relation to mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. It felt like a natural and obvious choice for Jonni to become the nucleus of the film, around which everything else grew."

Producer Sacha Stewart also had a profoundly personal attachment to the material: "Most of us have normalised stress to some degree, and it affects our physical and mental health. Meditation has become a cornerstone of my life to be enable me to operate my business, while maintaining my health and wellbeing. What I didn't expect when I first began meditating, was that it actually increased my productivity, focus, clarity and also my creative flow."

Says Katie Mackin, executive producer, Passion Pictures Melbourne: "We were very fortunate to have an amazing collective of like-minded people involved in the creation of David's film. It's not often you start a shoot day with a 6am group meditation! It was also a fantastic opportunity to involve one of our incredibly talented 'Showcase' directors, Tjoff Koong, to create the 2D animation used throughout.

Director: David Colin
Featuring: Jonni Pollard      
Executive Producer: Katie Mackin
Production Company: Passion Pictures
Producer: Tracy Proposch
Producer: Sacha Stewart
Producer: Eyvonne Carfora
Cinematographer: Giovanni C. Lorrusso
Production Manager: Elisa Pascarel
1st Ad: David Tonkin
Production Assistant: David Fonti
Production Assistant: Roxane Perrin
Post Production
Post Producer: Fiona Fry
2d Animation Directors: Tjoff Koong
Lead Animator: Tristan Domenjus
Lead Cg Artist: Nathan Mitchell
Colorist: CJ Dobson
Executive Producer: Thomas Faucheur
Sound Studio: GUM Asia
Music Producer: Fabien Langard                  
Music Composer: Arli Lieberman

Please contact Katie Mackin, Passion Pictures Melbourne EP, with any enquiries.

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Passion Pictures Melbourne, Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:37:58 GMT