It has been two months since the last Love Bomb Report on the blog and the transformation has continued in full force. I’m here to update you on what we have experienced, completed, and also where we are going!
We are feeling as deeply committed as ever to the imperative of positive, transformational, and uplifting media. We are grateful to be deep in production on a film that is about contributing a positive impact to life.
First off, what we have completed:
1. We have come very close to completing the editing down of all of our film scenes from the bulk of our story, the service in Peru. This involved transcription completion, script writing, and editing.
2. Interviews have been transcribed and are now being edited into scripts that will become scenes that contextualize the action in Peru and give the viewer a deeper experience and understanding as to what they are witnessing.
3. Our next trailer is complete and ready to be released in the next few weeks with our next Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign (Our goal is launch date May 7th).
What we have experienced:
In March we headed back to New York City for an incredibly impactful series of interviews and footage.
Elena Brower Interview
I had the grace of participating in a yoga class that one of my original yoga teachers, Elena Brower was teaching. We were there to capture her in her environment at her home yoga studio, Virayoga, as well as to interview her for the film.
The interview was filled with love. She came prepared with journals and writings that she spread in front of her that she had already considered that she would love to share with the film. The way that she showed up, fully IN the energy of what Love Bomb is, was deeply moving.
She adds her voice into what Love Bomb is as she shared how “we have got to watch how we explode.”
It is an honor to include this woman in the film, who is a heart friend and an inspirational leader to thousands of people. She is also captivating in her commitment to total authenticity. She truly is a gift.
Gabriel Bernstein Interview
I was excited to meet with Gabriel Bernstein as I was enjoying researching her expertise while reading “May Cause Miracles.” She has a very wonderful way of explaining in easy to understand terms how to look at aspects of life and seeing where we are living from fear, and where from love.
Her sharing in the film adds a vibrant and loving energy with practical and clear explanations of concepts that we are exploring from a variety of voices. It is an honor to include her voice in Love Bomb.
The morning that we set out to for a segment of filming and witnessing, well, me, at the 9/11 memorial was frigid. We bundled up and made our way down via taxi to the site. A few blocks away we were stopped where there was police, fire, and emergency crews with lights flashing and a scene that was all to reminiscent of the actual day. As we got closer I saw they were putting out a fire in a nearby building. Already a bit on edge we continued down to the world trade center site.
I had intentionally not looked at any photographs of the new buildings, the freedom tower, nor the memorial. I wanted to have an authentic, in the moment experience that I could offer to the film.
It is not an easy experience to go to the memorial site, but I did find it to be incredibly healing, which, I did not expect. I had been down to ground zero several times yet being on the memorial grounds, walking in the area that once was the plaza at the trade center, and looking up to what used to be the familiar site of the towers opened my heart to the feeling of the experience all over again.
Taking in the fountains was incredible. We captured much of this experience and were grateful to be given this opportunity to share this in the film. Thank you 9/11 Memorial New York City!
John Welshons Interview
One of the gift surprises of the weekend was being connected to John Welshons. This was a result of one of our great supporters on the project, Ken Harris, calling me with a feeling that he had that John would be perfect for our film. What followed was me “googling” him, and him watching our teaser, and the two of us following that up with a phone call that had us in a perfect resonance. He is a man that lives from his heart, and this was apparent from our first interactions.
It was such a gift to head over to interview John, as this interview was scheduled the afternoon after the visit to the memorial.
One of John’s gift is assisting people to open their hearts from the moments of grief in life and to allow those moments to connect us deeper with life itself, with love, with the reality of our mortality and in so doing to the blessing of our lives.
His interview, coordinated through Universal Intelligence, is an incredibly valuable contribution to the impact and healing of Love Bomb. I am also grateful now to call him friend.
I can say that coming home from the New York shoot I came home a transformed being, cracked open, somewhat raw, and very present to why this film is going to be so impactful. The Love Bomb continues to do its work in my own being and life, that is a certainty!
Now where are we?
Just yesterday we finished an interview with Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Editor of Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine and prominent representative of the International Pediatric Association.
She gave us beautiful wisdom about why it is so beautiful, and impactful to provide chiropractic to babies and children (something you will see a lot of in the film). Her wisdom will assist our viewers to understand the impact they are seeing.
As someone who has worked extensively with pregnant women offering chiropractic and education through pregnancy, she also brings the gift of this embodied wisdom of trusting in the intelligence of life, and our relationship to it, and as it. It is as if she inspires a breath of ease in feeling that, yes, I am a part of an intelligent and connected universe, and my presence itself is a gift to life.
We are very happy to include her presence and contribution in Love Bomb.
What’s happening next?
This Friday we are interviewing chiropractor Lou Corletto- my inspiration for doing chiropractic service work internationally and founder of Adjustworld. More to come on that!
We are also gearing up BIG. Our service team is returning to serve in the Sacred Valley, Peru leaving on April 25th and returning on May 6th. We are so excited to return and to serve and connect with the people. We will also be doing some extended work for Love Bomb while we are there. We will gather some impactful interviews from the clinic directors that we work with, Sandra and Guido DelPrado. We will also be gathering footage that will assist the viewer in deepening their experience of “being” in the Sacred Valley and connecting with the people there.
We are THRILLED to be bringing a volunteer with us who is from Lima, Peru but lives right here in the Napa Valley. She is going to join us to assist us in translations and in sharing more of the story with you the feeling of impact that we have made, and the connections that we have forged, through our service. It is a joy to have this “full circle” feeling of a volunteer from Peru joining us.
We will be sharing photographs during our service time on our Facebook Page so please “like” us to stay tuned and join us!
When we return from Peru we are going to launch our next Indiegogo Campaign to raise our film finishing funds! Our goal is to launch on May 7th. This is when you will get to see our trailer which we feel shares with you the feeling of what it is we have been working on, and the impact that the film is going to have in uplifting life to live from love.
Please look for our launch and share it with your friends! We will need “all hands on deck” to reach our goal of $26,000.
With these funds we will be in full post-production mode- refining and editing scenes, color and sound correcting, and adding the musical score. This has us on a schedule to be reviewing our film with select audiences in August, and adding the finishing touches to a final in September.
Don’t want to wait? You can contribute to the fund right now on our website! http://www.lovebombthemovie.com
Thank you for your love and support and here is to making the biggest loving impact possible!