Zeitgeist Film Series Creator Announces New Film Project
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Controversial Social Activist and Filmmaker Peter Joseph, creator of the world-renowned “Zeitgeist Film Series,” which has been translated into over 40 languages; screened in over 150 countries and seen in total by an estimated 300 Million people – has announced he is closing his prior socially conscious film Series as a Trilogy – only to launch a brand new film set titled: “InterReflections.”
The first of the new series, “InterReflections I” [http://www.interreflectionsmovie.com/], is due for release in late 2013 with a new narrative-based, live-action style. In an interview with Peter Joseph, he stated: “The new film series is a fantasy style work that takes place in multiple time frames, using the idea of ‘hindsight’ as a driving motif to inspire the audience to think differently about the world we have today… and the world we could have tomorrow.”
Peter Joseph, a musician and performance artist who created his first film “Zeitgeist: The Movie” as merely a solo performance work that exploded inadvertently online in 2007, has evolved to researching and giving lectures on culture and ecological sustainability five years later. In 2009 he founded the now global “Zeitgeist Movement” which seeks to create a new social system based on scientific understandings rather than market-based ones and today, apart from his ongoing media creations in support of such social issues, he works with a global community of engineers, artists, activists and scientists in this pursuit for a new, more humane social arrangement for all the world’s people.
As a filmmaker Joseph has turned his back on the Hollywood, profit-isolated distribution format and works to make all his expressions available for free on the Internet, coupled with free DVD/Blu-Ray torrent downloads.
“Everything I create is freely available not only for viewing and downloading so people can create their own DVDs without purchase, I also allow open distribution for non-profit means outright. I have a deep dislike for the income system and even though survival in the world today requires income, I choose to give the audience the option of support if they care to,” says Joseph.
While The Zeitgeist Film Series was a documentary set that explored a vast range of cultural issues via traditional style interviews with experts, “InterReflections I” leaves the documentary style behind and instead explores an experimental style that encompasses fantasy and abstraction.
“The new film set is, indeed, born out of my prior series in that the nature of the subject matter is similar by extension. However, as a filmmaker, I have changed my view regarding what really inspires people and I feel the ‘abstract arts,’ if you will, rather than mere cold academia, hold a powerful place in changing people. We can tell people technical data all day long and some will absorb it… but the arts have a mysterious way of sneaking behind people’s values and planting seeds for new ideas. Apart from the feature film series and my online satire expression: ‘Culture in Decline,’ I also curate an annual media festival in Los Angeles – The Zeitgeist Media Festival – which is based upon similar issues. I try to walk the line between art and intellect, academia and poetry. Balance is key.”
“InterReflections I”: http://www.interreflectionsmovie.com/
“Zeitgeist Film Series”: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
“Culture in Decline”: http://www.cultureindecline.com/
“Zeitgeist Media Festival”: http://zeitgeistmediafestival.org/
“The Zeitgeist Movement”: http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/
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SOURCE Peter Joseph