The Tiger Within team has fallen in love with the sound of composer Steve Reich, and we hope to be able to incorporate his music into our film. Steve Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who helped pioneer the style of minimalist music. He is famous for incorporating historical themes, as well[…]
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[…]
Our Cinematographer Tara Violet Niami and the Director, took an afternoon to shoot test shots with a 14-year old model-actress in downtown LA. It was a chance to experiment with the look of the film, and to break the ice of working together as a team. It was their first collaboration, and hopefully the beginning[…]
Steven Spielberg has urged that every public high school in the United States be required to teach the Holocaust, according to an article by the Jerusalem Post. His plea came in response to a recent study (see our blog post on it here) which found that 41% of Americans did not know what Auschwitz was. At[…]
A group of white nationalists burned a 12-foot tall swastika in a field in Georgia last week in honor of Hitler’s birthday. Although the images are chilling, the evening’s pyrotechnics were a consolation prize, of sorts, after the failure of their hate rallies earlier that day. About two dozen members of the National Socialist Movement[…]
Mobile Motion Film Festival released a fascinating list of “The 10 Best Self-Funded Films.” The list includes films by Orson Welles, Satyajit Ray, John Cassavetes, Richard Linklater and Peter Jackson, among others. These were movies that the directors and producers felt passionately about, but couldn’t get Hollywood interested in funding–whether because of prohibited themes of[…]
Maggie Astor’s article in yesterday’s New York Times—”Holocaust is Fading from Memory, Survey Finds”– is a searing example of how Tiger Within only continues to grow more relevant each day. The article discusses a survey released on Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance day, which found that 41 percent of Americans– and 66 percent of millennials—“cannot say what[…]
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.
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[…]