Have you noticed that indie films are all the rage these days? From indie authors to filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs have a lot to say and are no longer bound by the gatekeepers of these industries. Each day here at Explore Your Spirit we receive emails from author and directors who want to share the news that their book or film is out and ready to shared with the world. Here’s one of these films soon to be released that you might want to check out. In love and joy, *~Kala~*
The Wisdom Tree (2013) is a gripping mystery film, starring award winning actress Sheetal Sheth, which blends science, art, music and mysticism. This thought provoking feature film -premiering December 7, 2013 at AMC Metreon in San Francisco – dares to weave theories from diverse disciplines into the storyline, taking viewers on a unique and ever-deepening sci-fi mystical journey certain to have audiences buzzing. A haunting background score, coupled with carefully sketched cinematography and subtle sound design adds novel dimensions and intrigue.
Struggling to decipher a mysterious car accident, a self-conflicted quantum physicist (Patrick Alparone), an unwavering neuroscientist (Sheetal Sheth), and an anguished FBI agent (Eric Holter) are drawn into an ever-deepening mystery. Their transformative journey takes them through a maze of subliminal artworks, baffling scientific discoveries, and a series of puzzling events which make for a uniquely bizarre set of coincidences.
The Wisdom Tree will be released January 2014. By Writer and Director Sunil Shah, and Producers Laura Trechera Francia and Renu Vora. The Wisdom Tree was the only film invited to be screened at the Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND) in San Jose this year. The film features talented award winning actress Sheetal Sheth in the lead role, along with Patrick Alparone and Eric Holter as lead co-stars. This unique indie boasts a stellar crew including nominees and award winners of the Oscars, Emmys, BAFTA, National Film Awards (India), Golden Reel, Independent Spirit, ASCAP, Grass Roots International, Artio, and Visual Effects Society (USA).
Born in India and now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sunil Shah left a well-established career in technology a few years ago to pursue his passion for filmmaking. Prior to that he spent many years with large software corporations architecting computer software in various capacities, including technical director.
Sunil has spent the past 20+ years immersed in learning about various sciences and eastern mysticism. He dove deeply into these diverse disciplines, reading hundreds of seminal works, and finding new ways to synthesize what he learned. Driven by a desire to share his enthusiasm for these eclectic subjects with as wide an audience as possible, he determined that the best way to accomplish this goal was through the medium of film.
The Wisdom Tree is Sunil Shah’s directorial debut. While it was a low budget indie, the script and treatment attracted many talented artists and filmmakers from around the world. Before The Wisdom Tree, Sunil directed a few short documentaries for not for profit organizations. Though he loves to handle seemingly complex subjects and disciplines, he believes in and attempts to be as minimalist as possible.