We are thrilled to announce that Martin Landau had come on board to star in the film. Three time Academy Award nominated actor, and Winner for “Ed Wood”. Mr. Landau’s career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in[…]
Today we got written up in the trend-setting: PROJECT LENA (Fashion. Art, Beauty, Lifestyle, Food Events, Street Style). Cool! Independent filmmaker Rafal Zielinski is best known for directing edgy, guerrilla-style projects such as “Hey Babe,” “Ginger Ale Afternoon,” and “Fun.” The latter was the winner of a Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival with a meager[…]
A lot of people ask us why these two projects are linked. Why our we making a documentary and a feature together rather than separately? It comes down to what each type of film is capable of showing its audience. A documentary is in many ways educational. It promotes intelligent growth through interviews and stories[…]
In preparation for the feature Tiger Within, the filming of the documentary forgiveness has been an ongoing labor of love for the Forgiveness Team and Film Art Planet. Forgiveness attempts to unravel the complicated human emotions and experiences involved in the process of real-life, interpersonal forgiveness. We, as an inspired team of artists, have set[…]
Film Art Planet and Rafal Zielinski are incredibly proud to be involved in the development and distribution of a bold, new film project. Two movies, an educational documentary and a dramatic feature film, are to be united by their intellectual and artistic exploration of what it means to forgive. Tiger Within, a dramatic feature film,[…]
We are excited to announce that our film, “Tiger Within”, is now on its way to being a Kickstarter project after two long years of preparation, launching later this month. Our campaign will have two parts: The first will be a documentary film titled, “Forgiveness: The Future”, which will help us draw awareness to our forgiveness[…]
In order to better grasp what it means to forgive and how to forgive, we have conducted several interviews on the theme that has progressed into a full-length documentary. We discuss various views of forgiveness with Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of The Simon Weisenthal Center, Father Alexi Smith, Venerable Chao Chu, and Shlomo Sher in the[…]
CASEY What’s the real reason you want me to live with you? SAMUEL A promise I made. CASEY What’d ya promise? SAMUEL To stop hating. SAMUEL You were the challenge God presented me that day in the graveyard. If I could learn not to hate you, a child with a swastika,[…]
One of our friends who is a supporter of our project send me this note, to offer some guidance and light on our journey. It is a real gift to have backers who challenge us to dig deeper and elevate the quality and richness of what we hope to send out to the world, through[…]
SAMUEL Then I would say embrace the tiger. CASEY Huh? SAMUEL It’s a Chinese saying for learning to love our fears. Our demons. CASEY What for? SAMUEL So that then you can control them and they not you. CASEY What bullshit. SAMUEL Oh, I think not. CASEY[…]
CASEY Why did you spray that on me? SKINHEAD Because you’re cool. CASEY Only dead is cool.
Steve Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who pioneered the style of minimalist music. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns, and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts. These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced[…]
SAMUEL And another day, my Leah. Then her eyes flicker open…seeing him… SAMUEL Hello CASEY Who are you? SAMUEL Nobody much. Samuel is my name. CASEY Were you watching me? SAMUEL I suppose I was. CASEY Why? SAMUEL To learn your name? You have a name, no?[…]
CASEY I don’t want to be greedy. SAMUEL When you’re hungry, there’s no such thing as greed. SAMUEL A thought is as strong as the word. It can affect longer and stronger. SAMUEL What do you care about? CASEY I[…]
SAMUEL Then I would say embrace the tiger. CASEY Huh? SAMUEL It’s a Chinese saying for learning to love our fears. Our demons. CASEY What for? SAMUEL So that then you can control them and they not you. Casey can’t comprehend. CASEY What bullshit. SAMUEL Oh, I think not. CASEY What? You’re saying you been[…]
“He who his devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.”
SAMUEL Sometimes a family gets taken away from you, as in both our cases- but it can be possible to pick a new family. CASEY What’s that mean? SAMUEL It means we could be family to each other. CASEY You can’t just “make” a family. You’re born with one. Like it[…]
CASEY Wait! What’s the number? SAMUEL 988721 CASEY Shit. I know that hurt. SAMUEL It certainly didn’t feel good. CASEY Why’d they put the number on you? SAMUEL A souvenir. CASEY I guess we do got something in common after all. Both of us got tattoos.
CASEY Were those two your daughters? SAMUEL They are. CASEY Where do they live? SAMUEL They don’t.
Issur Danielovitch writer, inspirational speaker, thespian After we saw Mr. Douglas’ courageous, powerful and moving one man show about his life recently in Los Angeles, we could not resist, but to contact his agent, who was quite open to discussing the idea of Mr. Douglas participating in the film … but would not give us[…]