Last shot of the day on a film set, also the last name of the author of this blog. Martin - Latin singular, those soldiers who work for Mars, God of War. A smith. In this lifetime of words, music and film. If you want to reach me, I can be found on FB, LinkedIn, or Gmail under MartiniProds (my youtube channel)
BOOK LAUNCH - 'IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE' WITH RICHARD MARTINI
Tibet House US gallery, NYC
Friday, August 08, 2014 At 07:00 PM
Friday, August 8; 7-9PM
ABOUT THE EVENT
Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini has written and/or directed 9 films. A former free lance journalist for Variety, Inc.Com, Premiere and other magazines, Richard will talk about the findings of his extensive research for his best selling book "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" (#1 at Amazon in its genre twice) his debut non-fiction book on a topic that's been haunting him since the death of a soul mate, upon which his 90 minute documentary of the same name is based. The new book "It's A Wonderful Afterlife" examines near death experiences, between life sessions and includes a chapter from Robert Thurman on the "Death of Death."
After a dream vision of visiting his friend in the Great Beyond, Martini went on a literary quest to find out what the prevailing science and philosophical opinions on the Afterlife are. He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton ("Journey of Souls"). The new book includes interviews with post materialist scientists Gary Schwartz, Bruce Greyson, Mario Beauregard and examines a number of NDE's and LBLs that have remarkably similar stories about the afterlife.
Martini’s first documentary "Special Olympians" won the Mexico City International Film Festival. He then made his feature film directorial debut "You Can't Hurry Love,”with Bridget Fonda. He wrote and/or directed "Limit Up," "Point of Betrayal" "My Bollywood Bride" and "Cannes Man." He worked on the films "Amelia" and "Salt" as a digital media curator, pioneering a method of previsualizing a film online, film director Phillip Noyce hired him to work on both films.
He's also directed documentaries; "Tibetan Refugee"explores the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, "White City/Windy City" explores the relationship between Chicago and Casablanca in the Eisenhower "Sister Cities" program, and "Journey Into Tibet", follows Buddhist scholar and author Robert Thurman on a sacred journey around Mt. Kailash in Western Tibet. COPIES OF THE BOOK AND 90 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY "FLIPSIDE" WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.