A feature film written and directed by Zach LeBeau.
THE REVOLUTION OF MIND AND SPIRIT:
Message from the Director
The amount of money it takes to make the average film you see in the theaters
today amazes me.
Even after several years in this business I still can’t quite come to terms with it. The
millions of dollars spent on films can do so many other things, so many wonderful and
transformative things for people in our local communities, in our country, and around the
world in places like Haiti, for example. To waste money on filmmaking is a crime of the
soul. That’s why I take it so seriously. That’s why I feel a special responsibility as a
filmmaker. If I don’t believe in what I do 1000% percent, then all of the time, all of the
energy, the money, the resource, the people power is wasted.
Here in the United States we have the opportunity to spend our time and resource on entertainment. I’ve lived more than ten years outside this country, several of those years, if not the majority of those years has been spent in developing countries, or third world countries. A large percentage of the world’s population spends their energy and resource on survival, on feeding themselves. They don’t have clean drinking water, their lives are plagued with disease, illness, corruption, injustice, death and tyranny on a scale vastly greater than what we ever have to deal with here.
The reason I am so serious, the reason I feel responsible, is because we have the
opportunity, we have the liberty, we have the privilege to spend our time and resource -
forget about entertainment - on pioneering matters of the mind and spirit, on instruments of inspiration, on taking it higher, so to speak. We can draw from so many cultures, so much history, so much pain and anguish and beauty and wonderment and put all of that cumulative experience and knowledge together to do something great together, as a people, to take our consciousness en masse to a higher level. This is what filmmaking
means to me. This is what THE SCIENTIST means to me. This is why I write and direct.
If you are looking for some light and easy entertainment, THE SCIENTIST is not that.
It’s a serious film, with a serious message.
"A reclusive physicist creates a mysterious machine in his basement that changes his life and all those around him."
MONKEY ME, the novel, is a journey about a young man who embarks on an epic adventure as he attempts to differentiate between what are his own thoughts and what are the thoughts that society has programmed into him.
For the kids, THE ADVENTURES OF MORC AND ZIPPY, is the first of a series of children's books about a young adventerous Morocoy turtle and his pet Lady Bug as they travel the world to solve the mystery of the vanishing sea turtles.
ROMANO TRIP, the second installment of the collaboration between Zach LeBeau, Vilmos Vajdai and Eastern Europe's most talented DJ's.
ETCHNO, the first collaboration between Zach LeBeau, Vilmos Vajdai and Eastern Europe's most talented DJs.
THE SCIENTIST, 1 of 14 films chosen from
around the world to compete at Cinefest, is
going head to head in competition against
Academy Award winner PRECIOUS, Aca-
demy Award nominee FROZEN RIVER,
Cannes winner FATHER OF MY CHILDREN
and I KILLED MY MOTHER.and other inter-
national award winners.
REVIEW: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
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