We’re having an extraordinary time filming in easternmost Australia, exploring how Zenith Virago and the communities of Byron Shire, Australia do death differently. To follow our progress and see photos of the people and events we’re covering, visit our ZEN & THE ART OF DYING website.
The treatment for our next documentary project Zen & the Art of Dying has won a 2012 Chris Award from the 2012 Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
CIF+VF is the longest-running film festival in the United States, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
The festival describes its mission as “honoring and screening the work of makers whose creations of vision, beauty and power help us understand the complexities of our world by using their committed artistry to touch our minds and hearts.”
The CIF +FV treatment competition is open to both fiction and documentary project treatments and is intended to generate exposure and support for awarded projects.
More information about this year’s festival ca be found at http://www.chrisawards.org
I’m excited to announce my next documentary project DEATHWALKER which is a documentary on Australian Natural Death Center founder Zenith Virago. We’ll also be producing a Natural Death Web Initiative to provide a space for personal stories, practical support materials, and global conversation about natural death care.
Not sure what natural death care is? Check out the project Website:
For those of you in Byron Shire, Australia, we’ll be there all of November and December filming. Check out the “Get Involved/Tell Your Story” page, and let me know if you wish to participate!