VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Best known for his ground-breaking, New York Times bestselling books, The Power of Now and A New Earth and recognized for his regular appearances on Oprah -- Eckhart Tolle -- is now bringing his spiritual message to the big screen with the supporting sponsorship of The Dalai Lama Center. MILTON’S SECRET stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Peter Fonda and will be directed by Barnet Bain (What Dreams May Come).
Vancouver-based Hulo Films have teamed with Eckhart Tolle to create a progressive story about mindfulness and compassion in an equally progressive way, turning to Indiegogo's crowdfunding platform to protect the integrity of the message.
"Milton's Secret matters because the world can be a scary place. Now is the moment for new images and models to meet the stresses and challenges of our increasingly chaotic world," explains Bain, who also co-wrote the script.
Hulo Producer, Stephen Huszar adds, "We’re making a different kind of film in a different kind of way. We are fortunate to be associated with thought leaders like Eckhart Tolle and organizations such as The Dalai Lama Center with this new form of audience engagement allowing fans the opportunity to get involved with something that matters to them."
Tolle is a film lover who has spent time talking to Hollywood on the merits of using film to expand awareness and transform consciousness. According to Tolle, "Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies-- every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective “stories” and there is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness."
For more information or to contribute to the Milton’s Secret crowdfunding campaign, please visit: SupportMiltonsSecret.com.
MILTON’S SECRET is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elder quest of his grandfather. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is being bullied at school. When his grandfather visits, Milton learns that rehashing the past and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.