The Rock Your Life team has this week been in Mumbai working on pre production for our next film. So what does that mean?
Essentially the budget for this film is over 40 times that of the previous movie. So we need to secure finance, choose A list stars and crew and seek out stunning locations for the film. So what’s this second instalment of Dreamcatchers all about I hear you ask?
In the first film we took 9 ordinary people who were living extraordinary lives and put them on film. The subsequent film Dreamcatchers (2010) has now been seen in over 40 countries. The message was to awaken people for 2012 and the coming of the new cycle on 21 December. There has been a lot of rumour of the world ending but what if it does not, what do we do then?
In the 2nd film we deal with the path of the reluctant heroes who are stepping up all over the world to make this world a far better place than it has ever been before. But again we are doing it in a unique, different and in fact first time way. We are even creating a new genre called Action/Documentary so expect a fast paced young film with heaps of action and twists as this is life. Our new website says this about the film.
The film was inspired by wealthy industrialist Yash Birla in a conversation he had with Dreamcatchers creator Mike Handcocck at the launch of the first film. Yash said: ‘It’s a beautiful movie. Everyone should see it. Next time you should base the movie on the Bhagavd Gita.’
The Bhagavad Gita is sacred to the Hindu people. Set 5,000 years ago the film picks up the dilema or Arjuna, the greatest warrior of his time, played by Glen Levy (Posiedon, Lord of the Rings, Guardian of the Realm) as he realises to win the war he will have to fight his friends, family and mentors. Arjuna seeks the advice of Lord Krishna, his charioteer. Krishna talks Arjuna through many of the golden universal laws and helps him understand the world and his role in it.
We view the film from the perspective of 2049 and 85 year old Dave Rogers (star of Dramcatchers 1) as he talks about a golden age of transformation around 2012 and how the people at that time were reluctant heroes, yet they stood up for transformation and because of tehir stand, the world became a better place. We meet the various real life heroes as the film progresses and the story line constantly intertwines with the sacred 5,000 year old texts.
The film will star action hero and Auckland Daze star Glen Levy as Arjuna. We are yet to cast Lord Krishna but have been chatting with some big names. Tukkaa Fitt producer Premal Goragandhi has been approached to assist us to co produce the film as it will be a collaboration between Bollywood and the west.
So what have I learnt that I can share with you to help your life:
- We are looking for investors, some extras, and experienced crew that may wish to work on this international project.
- I learnt that I can get a meeting with some of the biggest names in the business and they listen, ask great questions and share insights freely. When was the last time you really shot high?
- I learned that I know things about filmmaking others do not, so I will never underestimate my abilities even though I am not formally trained.
- The success of this project is all about the team, not one individual. So is life.