Robert Gonzales Film Project

From a chance conversation to producing a film!

GSE has become a film production company! Listen to gayano tell the story…

Or go direct to the detailed background story of this project…

Or go to the Movie Download Page to access the project’s first 40-minute finished movie – Changing My Relationship to What is Arising

 

and connecting…

if any of you are drawn to connect with me about the project – questions, thoughts, reflections, feedback – please do know you are deeply welcome  – email on gayano@ymail.com or call on 01558 650747.

in blessing, gratitude and love, gayano

 

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Background Story

At the end of the 2014 Birmingham IIT (NVC International Intensive Training) we organised Jas and I found time to sit together with Robert Gonzales reflecting on different things including Roberts ‘work’ being more available to people.  This conversation  gave birth to the idea to create a DVD/downloaded-able film of 3-6 hours that captured the richness of Robert as ‘teacher’.  I wanted Roberts reflections, insights, learning, one to one ‘healing sessions’ and practices for people ‘at home’.  I also saw it as a unique possibility to bring people together for a time of inspiration, connection and community ‘working together’ to create a resource for people.

I had no idea at the time about what was needed to produce a film and I am utterly indebted to all those who came together in the spirit of service and contribution both practically and financially that made the filming event in March this year possible: the film crew, catering and host team, the 26 people as audience and Jill and Richard Broadbent who support Robert.

Making a film…

It was clear at the outset that our ‘film set’ would be Waunifor Retreat Centre  in West Wales as GSE and Lived Kitchen have hosted Robert there before at events in which both film directors had attended.

The filming I naively imagined would simply be our dear experienced (both in film and NVC) creative director Carolyn Davies with her camera.  In fact we hired 3 professional digital cameras operated by Carolyn, director Andrew Carter (highly experienced both in film and NVC) and Dan Campbell (an 18 year old film student and connected with NVC) as support. We also had 1st Assistant Director Amanda Raine and a crew of 3 others for the filming.  We had lots of additional equipment hired or bought and there were hours of admin and phone calls and conversations to cover anything from what cameras to hire, the equipment needed, to lighting, to backdrop design overall planning about the look and feel of the film.

It was an adventure well forged, full of learning, insight, fun and depth and we are now the satisfied team of many hours of film  stored on three hard disks in three separate places for safety!

What’s next…

150 – 200 hours of editing is the next step…

The life of any project is served in so many ways – finances being one of them…much of what we have created together has been forged by good will, networking, service and conversations.  Often ideas come to me without knowing quite how I will pull things together and I have been going ahead knowing what I hoped to create and unsure as to how it would happen. Part of what’s next then is how to cover the costs of the editing. A budget was made early on and we asked for a sliding scale amount for people to be a part of the audience that enabled us to get the film made and I am TOTALLY in awe that so much goodwill and capacity have covered all the upfront costs so far (venue, food, chef, equipment and hire, insurance, volunteers travel expenses & at least £1500 towards the initial editing costs).

how to participate in supporting this project…