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Bring the film and the director to your next conference or event. Writer, Producer, and Director, Shri Ananda has pulled out the themes of the film and put together three powerful programs. Each program (offered as a main-stage keynote or a conference breakout session) contains:

  • A screening of the full 23 minute director’s cut
  • Q&A with Director Shri Ananda
  • Discussions on the themes from the film to assist participants in their own journeys inward
  • Behind the scenes footage
Director Shri Ananda
Writer, Producer, and Director, Shri Ananda.

Shri Ananda is a visionary artist and soulful storyteller. He began his on-stage journey as an inspirational speaker in 2004, travelling North America teaching resilience. In 2011 he published his childhood story of adversity, ‘The Road to Resiliency’, a poignant narrative on healing the past. At the same time he formed the rock band ‘Aside from Sorrow’; writing and producing two albums that span the spectrum from devastation to bliss. Driven to express story in even more powerful ways, he was drawn to add filmmaking to his art-forms. After producing multiple music videos and co-creating indie projects, he made the leap to writer, director and producer in 2016. In a whirlwind of divinely guided creativity he produced a short-film in just 7 weeks. ‘Out of the Darkness’ went on to win ‘Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Post-Production’ in its first film festival. While writing his next feature length movie Shri Ananda is back on stage sharing his music, film, and masterful storytelling with audiences around the world.

The following 3 program descriptions have been carefully designed to pull the key themes from the film. As you read them, we invite you to notice which will resonate most with your audience.

 

The Silent AwakeningMeditation

a filmmaker’s journey of following our bliss

 

 

It’s happening all around us. It’s happening within us, even if we can’t quite describe what that is. It’s a rising of consciousness – an awakening. Filmmaker Shri Ananda describes it this way, “We each need to awaken to the lies we’ve been told. And find our own truth. The old stories, structures and systems aren’t working anymore. They are not supporting us or the planet. It’s time to find our own path. To find our bliss. To follow that.”

His film ‘Out of the Darkness’ takes us on a journey of awakening. A journey of remembering who we really are. In this soulful presentation we will experience this award winning short-film and engage in powerful conversation with Yogi, Musician and Filmmaker, Shri Ananda. We’ll explore how we each need to:

  • step into our power
  • let go of resistance and fears that prevent us from fully embracing who we really are
  • drop out of the busyness of the mind and into the place of presence: into heart space

For most people on the planet, these are rare moments of stillness. This presentation provides an experience of quietly noticing our own awakening. It’s time.

‘Out of the Darkness’ is an inspirational journey into the shifting of consciousness. In it Director Shri Ananda masterfully weaves together art, music and story-telling. Audiences agree that Mia’s journey mirrors their own as she navigates her way out of her darkness and into the light. This new-age, coming-of-age film gives hope to each of us who ask, who am I really? Watch the trailer and behind-the-scenes footage at www.OutofTheDarknessTheFilm.com

Book Presentation

 

 

 

Trust and Divine CreativityTrust and Divine Creativity

a filmmaker’s journey of finding the flow

 

 

Everyday Shri Ananda would think to himself…I can’t do this. He was on a 7 week whirlwind journey of creating his first film, ‘Out of the Darkness’. He didn’t know yet that the film would go on to win two awards at Indie-Fest. He didn’t know yet that the film would transform lives.

He just knew he had to make the film despite having no idea how it would all come together. And for the first time in his life he truly felt that the universe had his back. “Each week we’d find ourselves stuck – two days before a shoot and with no location. Before I would put the call out, I’d breathe deeply into trust. I’d remind myself, I don’t need to know how this specific piece is going to unfold. I’m just surrendering it to the universe to work out the details. And within an hour, we’d have a location donated.”

In this unique behind the scenes experience with Yogi, Musician and Filmmaker Shri Ananda you will:

  • Experience this poignant award-winning 23 minute film
  • Throw your final log on the fire of illusion: I’m not good enough – I don’t know how – this is too big – I can’t do this
  • Journey out of fear and into trust to align with divine creativity
  • Explore the power of breathe in releasing attachment

 ‘Out of the Darkness’ is an inspirational journey into the shifting of consciousness. In it Director Shri Ananda masterfully weaves together art, music and story-telling. Audiences agree that Mia’s journey mirrors their own as she navigates her way out of her darkness and into the light. This new-age, coming-of-age film gives hope to each of us who ask, who am I really? Watch the trailer and behind-the-scenes footage at www.OutofTheDarknessTheFilm.com

Book Presentation

 

 

 

The Cast & CrewYour Tribe is Closer than you Think

a filmmaker’s journey to finding his soul community

 

 

When Shri Ananda entered his first ‘Script-to-Screen’ contest he had no idea the ride he was in for. The indie filmmaker, who won the contest days later, was given a short seven weeks to plan, shoot, and edit his short film ‘Out of the Darkness’.

“We were on set 16 hours a day, sometimes more,” recalls Ananda, “and there is no way we could have done it without the absolute flood of community and business support.” Which is ironic, since a core theme of the film is corporate greed.

“As I fully stepped into my light and released my own fears, I was able to attract people who vibrate at the same frequency that I vibrate. It created an experience of ease and flow. The film project was a beacon to draw this tribe – that’s simply the form it took for me. It’s happening all over the planet.” Cast, crew and corporate donors (68 people in total) rallied around Shri Ananda and his vision.

This powerful program will kick off with a screening of the short film, followed by a poignant behind-the-lens conversation with the screenwriter and director himself. In it he will share the journey of building community as we follow a path to living our bliss.

Book Presentation