Here is the most recent newsletter from INNER VOICE Productions, the film company of Yadubara das and Visakha devi dasi, and the current status of their groundbreaking new film, Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All, formerly titled ACHARYA.
Dear Devotees and Friends,
It’s time for an update on Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All. (On our website, the name is still Acharya but it will be changed next month once we begin our marketing campaign.)
The Inner Voice Productions team has been hard at work at Alpha Dogs, a post-production lab in Los Angeles, creating all the finishing touches on the film: color balancing each scene, audio sweetening and mixing, graphics, animation, etc. This will continue for the next few weeks to ensure the film meets the highest production value and cinematic quality.
Currently, we are developing our film’s marketing materials, which includes working with a graphic artist to create posters, handouts, etc. These marketing materials will be the promotional tools placed in prominent public places: store windows, at kirtan festivals, in yoga studios, in newspaper ads and online. Hare Krishna will be seen everywhere!
On February 1, we hired the film distribution company Abramorama for our North American marketing and distribution. Instead of the traditional way of film distribution where a company buys your film outright, we have chosen to hire a company for a few reasons: 1. the filmmaker retains all the film rights, 2. the production company receives much more revenue from box office ticket sales, online streaming, TV and DVD sales, 3. the filmmaker controls the marketing campaign and release strategy. We believe this distribution strategy will ensure that Srila Prabhupada’s life story is shared in the broadest possible way and that maximum profits go back into projects that spread his message for years to come.
We feel honored to have Abramorama onboard. They are an industry leader in the focused, personalized form of film distribution, and provide an invaluable, alternative distribution option to independent filmmakers. They have successfully distributed films such as Eight Days A Week (Ron Howard’s film on the Beatles), Awake: The Life of Yogananda, Miss Sharon Jones!, and The C Word.
For their services, we do require substantial upfront funds to cover costs. Through your generous contributions, we do have enough funds to finish the film and are now collecting donations to fund marketing and distribution through Abramorama.
If you are again inspired to help, please visit our crowd-funding campaign at: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/acharya-marketing-and-theatrical-distribution
Special thanks to those who have already donated for marketing and distribution on our generosity.com website!
As it stands now, we will definitely premier the film for a one week run in June at a theater in New York City. Then, depending on how much funds are raised, marketing and distribution will continue through the summer to potentially hundreds of movie screens throughout North America (and eventually the world). We are confident that devotees worldwide will rally to the cause and help to take Srila Prabhupada on another tour of the country where he first started his Hare Krishna Movement. The benefit the public will receive is inestimable.
If you would like to volunteer to help, please email us at:
We would greatly appreciate you sharing our crowd-funding link with as many family and friends as possible!
Thank you very much for your continued support and encouragement!
Yours in service,
The Hare Krishna! Team
Yadubara das, Visakha dasi, Lauren Ross, Krishna Sanchez & Jessica Heinrich
Film Website: http://www.acharyathemovie.com/
To make a donation please use the link above or mail a check made out to INNER VOICE Productions to the address below. INNER VOICE Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
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Thank you for your support! Stay tuned for updates.
Our mailing address is:
Inner Voice Productions Inc.
13505 NW 146th Avenue
Alachua, FL 32615