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My Video has made it as a finalist in a short film festival!

Thought I would share this amazing news here since I share a lot of my work on this website!

Just a few months ago I was approached by a the "My Hero short film festival"

There mission statement is to "use media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity.
MY HERO empowers people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world."

After seeing my work they asked me to enter my video, "The Dream of Life - Alan Watts."

I entered not really expecting to get anywhere and to my astonishment my video has been selected as a top finalist in the the film festival and if win I will receive $500, have my name and film forever displayed as winner of the film festival, plus it will greatly help me to further pursue my passion of creating inspiring videos by getting my work and name out there for all too see.

The voting has opened now and I would love it if all of you could get in and vote for me this is truly amazing and the opportunity I have always been waiting for!!

- TragedyandHope

Here is the link too the voting page:
It is at the bottom of the page. Please vote for it!


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Well I liked it and I voted

Well I liked it and I voted for it and I hope u win!! You deserve to win after everything you have given us and Dr. Paul, over the years..:) GL!

Mind if I ask a few technical

Mind if I ask a few technical questions?

Are you shooting with a RED camera, or perhaps a DSLR?

For your eye-level "floating" camera shots were you using a Steadicam or possibly an R/C quadrocopter? Nice solid looking dolly shots.

How long did the production take?

Did you receive funding or did you self-fund?

Thanks and good luck.

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This reminds me of the

This reminds me of the following dialogue between the great Sage Hermes and his son as written in the ancient Corpus Hermeticum:

"Think of God in this way, as having everything - the cosmos, himself, the universe - like thoughts within himself. Thus, unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God; like is understood by like.

Make yourself grow to immeasurable immensity, outleap all body, outstrip all time, become eternity and you will understand God. Having conceived that nothing is impossible to you; consider yourself immortal and able to understand everything, all art, all learning, the temper of every living thing. Go higher than every height and lower than every depth. Collect in yourself all the sensations of what has been made, of fire and water, dry and wet; be everywhere at once, on land, in the sea, in heaven; be not yet born, be in the womb, be young, old, dead, beyond death. And when you have understood all these at once - times, places, things, qualities, quantities - then you can understand God.'

But if you shut your soul up in the body and abase it and say, 'I understand nothing. I can do nothing; I fear the sea, I cannot go up to heaven; I do not know what I was, I do not know what I will be,' then what have you to do with God… for you can understand none of the things that are beautiful and good.

To be ignorant of the Divine is the ultimate vice, but to be able to Know, to Will and to Hope is the easy way leading to good."

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

unless you make yourself equal to God

Jesus and Satan both wanted to be LIKE God. Only one succeeded. Jesus had a more holistic and humble approach.

Me too


Voted for you. Enjoyed this

Voted for you.

Enjoyed this film when you posted it before and still do.

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Good luck, and keep doing what you're doing!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Fantastic News!


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I don't mind voting

when I know my vote really will count!

All the best to you!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

voted, good luck. love your

voted, good luck. love your stuff.



"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

just voted

Congrats on getting into this film festival and hope you win it! Keep up the good work

proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.