DIRECTOR: BOB JONES
The Rite of Saturn is the beginning of a cycle of seven individual Planetary Rites that collectively comprise The Rites of Eleusis. Written and performed by occultist Aleister Crowley, these Rites scandalized the city of London in the fall of 1910, contributing to Crowley’s infamous reputation as The Wickedest Man in the World.
This musical adaptation of The Rite of Saturn incorporates the esoteric themes and culturally challenging world views presented by Crowley into a format that lends itself to the grandiose and nuanced nature of these plays. The creative team at Eleusyve Productions deftly incorporates the complete and unedited dialog of this ritual drama into a rock opera featuring all original music and staging that further illuminates the dramatic narrative.
Shot over the course of several performances and edited to capture the salient points of this ambitious adaptation, this film captures the very best of the theatrical production as it was staged in September of 20
DIRECTOR: DUSTIN JONES & EMMA PETTINGA
Marine Corps veteran and filmmaker Dustin Jones sets out to understand the suicide epidemic among veterans through the lens of his former comrade, Bill Kirner. Bill’s marriage and life are threatened by PTSD. After intensive treatment, he and his wife Ashley are starting over and sharing their story with Dustin.
DIRECTOR: Luis Ismael
A heart-warming vignette that portrays a true story of inter-religious kindness when a Nun observes a Jewish ritual.
Tod Lending Director
Saul (94, drummer) and Ruby (90, accordion), are both Holocaust survivors and musicians with an insatiable lust for life. When we started filming them four years ago they had just formed The Holocaust Survivor Band, the first of its kind. Their dream was to one day perform their music in Poland, their homeland where they endured unimaginable trauma. Their mission then, and now, is to spread a message of world peace at a time when anti-Semitism and prejudice are growing throughout the world. Through the sharing of their music and stories, they have learned that they are also healing their own wounds while revealing their resilience.
SAUL & RUBY, TO LIFE!, is a feature documentary (80 min.) directed and produced by Tod Lending, an Oscar nominated and national Emmy winning documentary filmmaker. It is a story full of comedy and tragedy as it follows the inspiring story of these two unique and unusual men. Their musical journey begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations, to then being invited to perform at venues across the country, including a coveted performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
Barret Burgin: Director
When Boyd dies and finds himself in the great beyond, he learns that his estranged son is about to make the worst decision of his life—and only Boyd can stop him.
Rebecca Maddalo: Director
When Meg moves in with her longtime boyfriend, she is suddenly terrorized by memories of a past trauma from years earlier. Desperate to move forward with the life she wants, she constructs an imagined space in her mind to confront her ghosts and battle their grasp on her reality.
Patrick Andrew Higgins: Director
Jo Fang: Producer
Hunters sneak inside our homes to steal our most private moments and anonymously post the video for all the world to see.