A screening of ‘Pre-Do: Foresight in 20/20’ will take place on December 3, at the Mellow Mushroom in Anderson at 12pm. The film, over 2 hours in duration, will be broken into two parts, separated by an intermission. During the intermission, anyone in attendance will be free to leave. The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with Caleb Suttles.
If you plan to attend, join the event on Facebook HERE.
Incredibly relevant TED talk (and amazingly post-production of Pre-Do) on economic inequality. As in PreDo, topics such as social mobility, health, lifespan, and general well being in relation to economic inequality are discussed. Also, Denmark is mentioned as being the new bearer of the American Dream. I highly recommend you take a few minutes to watch: http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html
Pre-Do is about life. While it centers on the regret of the individuals I interviewed, it is a search for happiness and fulfillment more than anything else. For that reason, much of what is discussed in the film surrounds individual empowerment, and self-love and trust. Believing in yourself and your dreams, and trusting that above all else.
In the process of creating the film, I encountered 80 and 90 year old men who were still in pursuit of their passion, middle aged men and women who had fearlessly decided to start anew, and some individuals who felt they had witnessed the expiration of their dreams and were struggling to find meaning in its place.
What tied each interview together were dreams and aspirations. No one had lived without a vision for their lives. They found purpose in their goals.
When I found the “Before I Die Wall,” the work of Candy Chang in New Orleans, online, I was instantly touched. I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate visual demonstration of the themes and ideas of my film.
Inspired by the wall I created 5 boards, using the same design, and carried them around my community, asking anyone I could find to write their dreams on them. The response was overwhelming. And the result is the clip I have released today - the ending of the film.
I am so thankful for Candy Chang’s idea, and the visual inspiration it brought not only to my film, but to everyone in my community who was able to take part.