Over the past few years Guna Foundation has produced two successful documentary films: Light of the Valley and Prayers of the Ancient Ones. Now we’re getting ready to tackle a challenge greater than anything we’ve tried before.
We have begun a new film, The Great Transmission, using 3D animation and state-of-the-art visual effects coupled with an epic storyline. It is a venturesome project for our small but determined team. Yet the story is compelling and important. Few in the West know the story of how Buddhist wisdom spread through Asia, transforming the warlike Tibetan Empire into a land devoted to Buddhist principles. We are uniquely qualified to share a portion of the profound history of these selfless practitioners transmitting knowledge from one generation to another over the past centuries.
We have accepted the challenge of creating an epic film. We would like to ask you to help to fund our filming costs. We have hired a first class professional cinematographer to film on location in India and Nepal, capturing the beauty and mystique of their sacred places and interviewing numerous lamas, monks and nuns.
The estimated cost for filming is $50,000. We begin filming in a few weeks and our deadline for raising funds is October 1, 2014.
Our release date is July, 2015—donate, and we’ll save you a seat at our premiere.
We’d like to count you in—please join us in creating an amazing movie.
Barry J. Schieber & Pema Gellek
See our preview created by animation and FX, along with a short interview segment about the making of. View here
A blog about the making of The Great Transmission, with daily updates until our October 1st deadline! Visit blog
Help us make the film
We are funded through the generosity of individuals. You can make a tax-deductible donation online or by mail. Make checks out to ‘Guna Foundation’ and send to 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.