LONDON, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
'AKONG - A Remarkable Life' needs £130,000 to finish the first ever documentary film about the inspirational life of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche: Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, teacher and doctor of Tibetan medicine. Through his powerful message of loving-kindness and compassion and his humanitarian work around the world, Akong Tulku Rinpoche has benefitted the lives of countless people. This film aims to make his inspirational life story available to future generations.
Researching and interviewing are already well under way on the film. Thus far the project has been self-funding. However, moving into the principle phase of production, a significant budget is required in order to gather crucial footage from around Europe, Asia and Africa.
The £130,000 amount raised through Indiegogo will be used for production and post-production costs such as: Travel to Europe, Tibet, India and Nepal in order to conduct further interviews and produce additional footage, music production, licensing fees, editing & colour grading, graphics design, DVD production & distribution and foreign language subtitling.
The film AKONG - A Remarkable Life tells his fascinating story through a series of interviews and vignettes of this extraordinary man and his remarkable life.
From his birth in Eastern Tibet in 1941 and his recognition as a reincarnate Tulku, fleeing to India in 1959 when tension between China and Tibet reached breaking point, and crossing the Himalayans by foot at the age of nineteen on a dangerous journey that took the lives of many Tibetans. Moving on to his arrival in England in 1963 with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and founding Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the west.
To founding ROKPA, an international charity that provides help to people around the world, Akong Rinpoche at the age of 73, continues to lead an active life supervising many projects that reach out to thousands of people in need.
"What Akong has achieved in life, is beyond the imagination of ordinary beings. And his example, is an inspiration for all of us", begins Chico Dall'Inha, producer and director of AKONG - A Remarkable Life.
"We would like you to become involved to bring this story to the world stage", Dall'Inha continues, then adds "This film, is for all of us who have been inspired by Akong's powerful message of compassion".
AKONG - A Remarkable Life's Indiegogo campaign is offering some great rewards, for as little as £10 you can support this worthwhile project and be noted on their Facebook page and website, and get updates of their progress via email.
From £20-£120 you can receive a variety of rewards from photographs, books, incense and the finished DVD.
From £300 - £600 you can receive an additional range of packages including a stay at the traditional Samye Ling, and for £2000-£3000 you can be listed as an Executive Producer or have the opportunity to include your company's sponsor logo in the credits as well.
Please contribute to help to produce this film that tells the story of an amazing man and his message of compassion.
Please visit our IndieGoGo project for more details about the film and rewards at:
AKONG - A Remarkable Life a film by Chico Dall'Inha & Jörg Wagner
Crowdfunding enables people with great projects to get the funding they need from the general public. The project sets a target for the money it wants to raise and explains how it will use the cash. People can then make pledges for small amounts of money in return for a reward and to help support worthwhile projects.
Contact: Chico Dall'Inha, +44(0)7511211581, [email protected]
SOURCE Awareness Media Production