"I watched your short film “Unarmed Perspective: Answers in Unexpected Places”. It was very well done and I love that style of voice over narrative giving the perspective of the filmmaker."
Kevin S. Bright,
Emmy Award, Executive Producer & Director of Comedy TV Series, Friends
PRODUCER - DIRECTOR - WRITER - EDITOR
Keepers of the Song
The Keepers of the Song documentary is an intimate story about the Langa Musicians and international dancer Colleena Shakti. Colleena, a native Californian, has been studying the native dances of Rajasthan, specifically the Kalbeliya dance and dancing with the Langa musicians for over 20 years. Traditional ancient art forms are slowly disappearing, but Colleena hopes to keep their music and tribal communities from Rajasthan, India alive and thriving through her school in Pushkar, India, and sharing these rich art forms with the world. Filmed by International Artist Julianne Reynolds, and Produced by Colleena Shakti.
Common Sense Revolution - The Allan Savory Story
The film is about the life and work of Allan Savory, a wildlife biologist who has pioneered a process for regenerating degraded grasslands that are suffering from desertification, and ultimately, reversing climate change. There are many films that address the issue of climate change. But there’s only one innovative approach that’s getting results. That is the Allan Savory approach. It’s different. It flouts convention. And it’s working. It’s time for us to recognize that we need to embrace drastic changes to see drastic results.
Freedom Documentary, Breaking The Rules. Telling The Truth To Freedom. 20 Women. 20 Bold Truth-Telling Stories. Powerful Evocative Photography. Every Woman's Right To Self-Expression. Inspiring and heartrending stories honoring a diversity of female voices and their individual journeys to personal FREEDOM through sexual trauma, heartbreak, grief, motherhood, sexual empowerment, leadership and sisterhood. Produced by Lynda Nguyen
UNARMED PERSPECTIVE: Answers in Unexpected Places
This short film by director Julianne Reynolds, chronicles her journey to India with a small film crew to create a documentary about the Global Watch Children's home in Thiruvanamalai. Two weeks into filming, after spending time in the villages of southern india, her and her film crew find out through the internet, of the devastating shooting in Parkland, Florida. Grief stricken, and seeking some type of way to understand why this is happening to such a rich and affluent area of the US, they set out those answers living with the Orphans in India. Produced by Corrine Champigny, Executive Producer, Claudia Bright.
It Takes a Village - Social Activism
This documentary takes you into the heart of village India and into the soul of children that find themselves living in a children's home in the back country of Tamil Nadu, India. Across the world, a string of events happen over time, bringing together, the west and the east in a unique love story between a woman from Canada and a man from Chennai, that one day find themselves, with 33 children on their door step, and with no plan, but faith in the thrust of love and service. The children whom many of them come from dire poverty, with no stable family environment, become the bridge for a new wisdom, a force field of possibility. Though there are hardships in running a children's home, like any home, or family dynamic, each year, a child, a soul, finds their wings, to fly, to reach beyond the barriers of a bleak world, and to learn a new life. How does destiny give one child this golden opportunity, and another, hunger out on the streets? Directed and Filmed by Julianne Reynolds, Produced by Corrine Champaigny.
The Power of Dance - Colleena Shakti Documentary
Never has there been an artist to capture the essence of dance with such grace and respect as Colleena Shakti. She has been living in India for the past 15 years, studying Odissi and Rajasthani dance and using these art forms to express it on stage around the world through her own unique dance form called Fusion. Her mind is focused on higher aspirations - transcending the mundane, living beyond the ordinary. It's not the form of the dance that captures the audience when watching Colleena, but her thirst for the divine, and that alone is transformative. Colleena dedicates her life and dance to the power of her "lineage" and guru. But its even beyond that, for it takes passion to stay on a path that has many challenges for an American living in India, and being a foreigner. This inner calling to know and seek truth has not only changed her life, but changes those that have seen her on stage and have studied with her at the, Shakti School of Dance in Pushkar, India. This short documentary, shot in India and the US, captures the essence of her mission to teach the importance of lineage, but it also captures the essence of the mystical path of that Colleena walks, in the world, on the stage and at home in India. Her students can only lend the most humble voice to Colleena's hard work as a teacher and dancer, but to Colleena the role she admires the most in her life is that of her being a "student", and staying curious, and striving for something higher. Filmed and produced by Julianne Reynolds For more information, wwww.colleenashakti.com