geo geller

March 3, 2015

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work in progress
experiential documentaries
by geo geller

I am interested in experiential experimental non-linear non-story docs and art films that challenge the status quo – most of my docs are about people who are in their own private revolution and unusual eccentric

What’s A Documentary?
for two seven year old’s

by
geo geller
geo (at) GeoGeller.com

“What’s A Documentary?” – for two seven year old’s by geo geller
in 2002/3 i was shooting a documentary called “Self-Portrait of YOU-manity” as if i was hired to do a documentary on YOU-manity for people from another planet – so i went around asking people to describe to somebody from another planet what it was like to be human, man, woman, child, mother, father, sister, brother, friends, wife, beauty, sex, love etc and one spring day i was filming these two seven year old’s who were sisters from other mothers and were babies in the womb together about what it was like to be this and that and to be friends and at the end i asked as i usually do “if i can use this in a documentary” and the kids in unison said “What’s A Documentary?” and so for years on and off especially at George Stoney birthday party events and doc film festivals i stalked doc filmmakers and asked “What’s A Documentary? – for two seven year old’s” – this below came from a PBS, POV, ITVS sponsored event 2/22/2015

TWITTAMENTARY a film by Siok Siok Tan
co-exec produced by geo geller with jeff pulver and i shot approx 60%
and wrote some of the music and recorded most of it also come to think of it with my
singer/songwriting collaboaration GEwIZ and also music i also recorded singer songwriter Andy Dixon

My Own Private Revolution – people who are challenging the status-quo, themselves and the imagination and are also characters in their own way – work in progress

Who’s Wearing the Emperor’s New Clothes – if so many people believe in something how can they be wrong – which Albert Maysles: “Powerful”
Helen Geller: “You’re going to get arrested my son” – looks at fear and the power of fear and fear of power, and fear of not belonging as well as asks what is not propaganda, war, media and beyond

Damned: Issa spent 20 years in a mental institution and 10 of those years as a sane man in an insane asylum and was recently featured in npr program that won Edward R Murrow and Third Coast Best News Doc that I contributed too –

Andy dixon an ExConWithConvictions who spent 27 years of illegal life without parole sentence in prison with James Earl Ray –

Pondering the Imponderable with Howard (omKnowledgist) Bloom who spent 15 year in bed and was the top Music Pr organization with clients like michael jackson U2, bob marley, billy joel – he discovered Prince, bette Midler, Rap and disco among many others in the 70’s and 80’s that are house hold names – I have 200 hours of howard bloom + google him

Music Saved My Life – conversations with (self-described) Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel

LUCIFER aka Satan, the Devil – Mythical Documentary/Conversation
with Lucifer playing himself

Madness and God – “I’m a skeptic who believes in God” David
conversations with David about man’s religion and god religion – david is certifiably mad as he says and has ready many of the scriptures both mainstream and esoteric and weaves them seamlessly with insight – he also believes that spiritual pride among other things is the downfall of those who are holier then thou too

Psycho-Phobia – “a pearl is a healed wound. We are all becoming pearls” rethinking how we think about mental illness
a social sculpture work in progress film collage of voices

Beat Behind Beauty –The Beast Behind Beauty is about slaying the Beast from within – the Beast that keeps us from feeling beautiful
The Beast Behind Beauty explores our/your/my story, about how we live inside out and outside in, our relationship to Beauty vs feeling beautiful: at the core it is about our relationship to ourselves, our conscious and invisible selves*, to others, our families, our expectations, our bodies, our minds, our society, our obsession with appearances, with being an objectified commodity and then objectifying ourselves all in the name of being something we already are (beautiful) but don’t know
a documentary about homeless, black, veteran, revolutionary
who comes to a white man for help

Alchemist Chair – Beautifying Inside and Out
Conversations with Nercy

GivingBirthToMyself – a Harlem Midwife story – documentary

Breathing Saved My Life – Conversations with Amy Weintraub
on life, living with depression and how breathing saved me
in conversation with geo geller

OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Withoutjason is allergic to his thumb, colors yellow, pink and black

Other Side Of War – No Thank You
war seen through the eyes of young people

Conversation with albert Maysles – award winning doc filmmaker

Conversation with Benoit Mandelbrot (father of fractals) in a snow storm

InvisibleSELF – the conscious verbal self is the tip of the iceberg all the rest of the iceberg under the water is the Invisible Self the non-verbal self

Restoring Paradise – a true mythological non-linear non-story story – a mad cap tragic comedy around a famouse german speaking painter, Hundertwasser mural called Paradise and how paradise was lost

ObservingTheObservant – observing the ultra orthodox (jews) from the view point of one who is non-Observant

Cocooning a Hoarders Story

PoeticJustUS – asks is justice possible and what does justice look like from random people

Felonism – convicted of a crime, done the time, can’t get a job, and locked out of the future Felonism affects 70 million Americans – Ex Con With Convictions Excerpt from work in progress documentary by geo geller with Andy Dixon & Linda Polk

ExercisingJudgement – how exercise and exercising judgement save jeff pulver’s life and almost killed him at the same time a story of transformation

Math/Science Muse – Conversation with Benoit Mandelbrot the father of fractals in a snow storm and history of math excerpt from Pondering the Imponderable with Howard (OmKnowledgist) Bloom

conversation with Tsidii – Tsidii came from nowhere the land locked country of Lesotho, southern africa – to be Rafikii in the Lion King on Broadway

Art foto/film project

Babble
Language of Intuition, in search of empathy
conceived/filmed/un-directed by
geo geller

SilentMusicVideos

ViZualPoetry.com

SoundPhotoPortraits

PoeticJustUS

ArchConTextural

Princess Warrior

Art of Sandy – hurricain sandy as an artist

People as art
experiential non-linear story-telling documentaries to me, challenges the status-quo by
offering a timeless, linear and non-linear, possibly more in depth experience for those who are interested in going beyond the usual – i look at the audience as vested interest stake holders, partners, in the discovery process not a just a spectator to be entertained

contact geo (at) GeoGeller.com tel: 631-836-0996



NOTE: all of the following documentaries except for TWITTAMENTARY which i co-exec-produced and shot 60% of (see link below) are part of an ongoing series called My Own Private Revolution about people who are challenging the status-quo, the imagination and themselves

NOTE NOTE: i contributed to an Edward R Murrow 2014 Best News Documentary Award and Third Coast Award for NPR program “Hospital Always Wins” by Laura Starecheski http://IssaIbrahim.com/ or http://stateofthereunion.com/the-hospital-always-wins/

The Beast Behind Beauty
part 1 work in progress

by
geo geller

(note-this is work in progress draft)
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The Beast Behind Beauty is about slaying the Beast from within – the Beast that keeps us from feeling beautiful

The Beast Behind Beauty explores our/your/my story, about how we live inside out and outside in, our relationship to Beauty vs feeling beautiful: at the core it is about our relationship to ourselves, our conscious and invisible selves*, to others, our families, our expectations, our bodies, our minds, our society, our obsession with appearances, with being an objectified commodity and then objectifying ourselves all in the name of being something we already are (beautiful) but don’t know it.

In the Beast Behind Beauty you will experience through the eyes of a former Beauty, model and fitness queen champion, who is taking back her life from Eating Disorder (ED), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.), Anorexia, anxiety, Mental Illness and beyond and transforming herself from a caterpillar to an even more beautiful butterfly., (* the invisible self, the conscious self is the tip of the iceberg, the invisible self is everything under water and is the title of a work in progress documentary)

If the Beast Behind Beauty speaks to you and you think this is important issue please help us make this a reality. see below

INVITATION: we invite you to participate in the feast of potential opportunities, to make a difference to both men and women, boys and girls like you and me who are held hostage by the beast, by beauty. We are in a battle to create a nest for the Beast Behind Beauty project to grow. We need in-kind and financial support and beyond in order to slay the beast. Our strategy is to build a community crowd sourced multi-dimensional support network if we are going to be effective in changing how we think about beauty vs feeling beautiful – we envision a multi pronged approach: experiential interactive film/audio/photos/curriculum and mentoring online & offline – Distribution via theatrical/broadcast/small and large screening with discussion followup after live and online events and a strong Social Web presence, always with an eye towards educational component for all ages…. – we can’t do it alone so please help and please contact us beauty (at) geogeller.com if this interests you

this part 1 conversation was filmed post the NYC 2013 Gay Pride Parade



Breathing Saved My Life – Conversations with Amy Weintraub
on life, living with depression and how breathing saved me
in conversation with geo geller
by
geo geller

please come back soon to see more or less what is new too

>work in progress trailer in 5 short episodes

visit Amy at http://YogaForDepression.com



OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Without
by
geo geller –
conversation with Jason Figueria about his relationship to OCD


click here to go to youtube playlist link if video doesn’t load but first try reloading
This is a Playlist of 4 videos so please press play all


OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Without by geo geller – conversation with Jason Figueria about his relationship to OCD – for work in progress Experiential documentaries in progress, Psycho-Phobia – rethinking mental illness http://Psycho-Phobia.com and AhDentity Identify: exploring who we are, our relationship to ourselves and each other http://AhDentity.com

In conversation with Jason Figueria about his relationship to OCD and his Insights, Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Without – his battle with his mind and his fears of being and not being, within himself and without himself and beyond. “I say to myself, almost everyday, wow, imagine how everyday it must be waking up knowing that your worst enemy is yourself – Jason’s fight for his life, between his rational and irrational mind where his irrational mind was a prison guard who held his life in his hands, his fear of living and fear of dying, irrational fear of colors, yellow, black and blue and pink and his unbelievable OCD fear about that his own Thumb was his enemy!

OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Without is a compelling reality check for all of us who live with fear and those who think they live without fear too – food for thought – contact geo (at) Psycho-Phobia.com





Other Side Of War – No Thank You

war seen through the eyes of young people

by geo geller


Golda Meir once said: “there will be peace when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us…”
i would say it “when the leaders of the world love their children/people more then themselves and their self interest…”

NOTE: playlist will move automatically to next 2 video – if nothing comes up then please reload page also best to watch in full screen – this is work in progress and needs color correction or maybe not – the color is like the surreal color of war seen through the eyes of somebody battle fatigued

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Math/Science Muse is short curated collection for Math Museum


RE: enclosed 2 math related films and supporting thought-provoking conversation about science, math the mind of a scientist and beyond this is meant as an invitation to explore development, distribution, funding and or sponsorship option — it should also be noted that i am an inventor and NYC independent moving/still/audio documentary image maker and when i saw the very first Entertaining Science founded by Oliver Saks, curated by Noble Prize winner, Roald Hoffman and Science writer KC Cole in the basement of the Cornelia St cafe shortly after 9/11 i immediately was touched by lightening and saw Scientist as playing in a play ground of the imagination and spent 7 years filming the first sunday of every month for a documentary called Playing With Science – for educational and the general public – food for thought
the first is audio excerpted from a 40 min video of a

Conversation with Benoit Mandelbrot in a Snow Storm
by
geo geller


April 1, 2003 -this is audio excerpted from video upon request – geo@geogeller.com

audio only video coming soon or upon request

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the second is the History of Math – excerpted from Pondering the Imponderable, conversations with Howard Bloom by geo geller

Bloom’s Grand Unified Theory (of everything including the human soul) opens a window into entire systems we don’t yet know and/or see ,..we should forget all we know in complicated modern math and should start from the very beginning …I never imagined that a new system of thought could produce so much light “Pavel Kurakin of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences



audio only

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below this line some insights into Howard Bloom, the mind of a scientist and person outside of the academic box – excerpted from Pondering the Imponderable, a Celebration of the Odd with Howard Bloom

Howard Bloom on lost in thought, the mind of artist, scientist, his mind, Einstein, Freud, and beyond – 2 videos in playlist the second is Howards’s reasonable attempt at how and why Einstein would go out of the house in his Pajamas with his wife running after him – how a focused mind gets found in being lost and seduced by its imagination

Howard Bloom on Einstein, Education as Pilot Light of Soul by geo geller

Howard Bloom celebrating his A.D.D, O.C.D, Obsessions and Mental Illness

Howard Bloom – everything you never imagined, Invisible Self, depression, film ,Sex and Love 6/22/2014

Howard Bloom – Notes for “Invisible self” and beyond – work in progress documentary

geo (at) GeoGeller.com
631-836-0996



conversation with Tsidii and
Youtube link to playlist HERE



TWITTAMENTARY
a film by
Siok Siok Tan

hmmm well this is a film i co-exec produced with jeff pulver and i shot approx 60%
and wrote some of the music and recorded most of it also come to think of it with my
singer/songwriting collaboaration GEwIZ and also music i also recorded singer songwriter Andy Dixon

link to Twittamentary on youtube


LUCIFER
Lucifer aka Satan, the Devil

with Lucifer playing himself

Mythical Documentary/Conversation
an experiential experimental film/theater to be experience in the dark
7 1/2min Trailer

7 1/2min Trailer1 hour version and 4 or 5 hour version coming soon

an experiential experimental film/theater experience – mythical documentary
excerpt latest version 1/25/2014

Mythical Documentary/Conversation with Lucifer, aka Satan, the Devil by geo geller, with Lucifer playing himself – an experiential film/theater to be experience in the dark – 7 1/2min Trailer excerpted from short version 1 hour and 1 min recorded july 2013 the longer version includes details of Lucifer’s mind and his hand as both good bad guy and a bad good guy and his observations into himself, god, the ego, man, war, violence, fear , hope, religion, angels, adam and eve, including man’s relationship to god and gods relationship to man and Luicifer’s relationship to god and begs the question does god have an ego? a mythical documentary

Recorded over the last two years with Lucifer, aka Satan, the Devil… this 7 1/2min Trailer version is stand alone short version excerpted from approx 5 hour – the long version is done but still giving birth to itself – there is also a downloadable MP3 link below so you can listen on mobile phone or iphone too – please do not share it




He Didn’t Want To Be An American Hero

by
Andy Dixon
written performed by Andy Dixon

audio only of He Didn’t Want To Be An American Hero by Andy Dixon

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Ex Con With Convictions

Excerpted from work in progress documentary “Ex Con With Convictions” Andy Dixon is singer/songwriter storyteller who was born into crime and mixes music and conversation fluidly while telling his life story… which includes spending 27 years of an illegal life without parole sentence, befriending James Earl Ray in jail, being the 3rd of 4 generations in his family to be incarcerated, and ties it all up with a message to Break the cycle of generational incarceration by Breaking kids OUT of prison before they get in
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ANDY DIXON telling his story and and how empathy
changed his life and importance of telling your story on road

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Night They Took My Daddy Away – by Andy Dixon

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Andy Dixon Plea Bargaining 7/29/2012

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We’re All in it Together
by Andy Dixon with little help from geo geller

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Will Who Won’t
a documentary about homeless, black, veteran, revolutionary
who comes to a white man for help
by
geo geller



GivingBirthToMyself
a Harlem Midwife documentary
by
geo geller



Music Saved My Life
– conversations over dinner with (self-described) Bi-Polar Bear Jamews Kusel
by
geo geller



a true mythological non-linear non-story story
Restoring Paradise
by
geo geller
“This is not a game its not about art, or the business of art,
its about the business of humankind and the ongoing war, the future of our planet.” Chris Muth

Restoring Paradise is an adventure into madness of suspect and documentary filmmaker in the guise of  saving, humanity, the planet while Restoring Paradise the mural – drop by and eavesdrop some time on our conversations  click here to go to the old site http://PromisedLandOfDreams.com/restoring-paradise/

Restoring Paradise – due to unintended consequences Restoring Paradise has taken a new twist and turn and so has restoring the mural called “Paradise” by famous Austrian painter Hundertwasser and our antagonist and protagonist Chris, Crisis, Muth aka John and Joseph among way to many other personalities have taken on new twisted contorted dimensions that defy the imagination if that was possible – stay tuned for the amazing back story which due to insanity. The back story is now front story as we follow these two delusional characters in this sad but true mythological non-linear non-story story by documentarian geo geller who unwittingly has now become a character in his own unbecoming in his quest to decipher the handwriting on the wailing wall of the man who defies diagnosis and defies being defined and defies sanity – Restoring Paradise a true story about a fictional character who found and lost the holy grail “Paradise”.
geo geller
geo (at) RestoringParadise.com

Restoring Paradise mural painted by Hundertwasser



Alchemist Chair
Beautifying Inside and Out

Conversations with Nercy and geo

by
geo geller
contact: geo (at) GeoGeller.com

in the Alchemist Chair with Nercy

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conversation in restaurant with Nercy

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Observing the Observant
a non-observant Jew observations of the observant and beyond

by
geo geller
a 4 year work in progress experiential non-linear moving/still/audio documentary


NEW NEW — First never before seen photo of the Rebbe — NEW NEW

Giving: Rebbe Schneerson – i took this photo in late 1980’s – well actually the photo took itself and i recently discovered it – or maybe it discovered me – it’s my hand reaching out and the Rebbe hand giving –


Giving: Rebbe-Schneerson - i took this photo in late 1980's - well actually the photo took itself and i recently discovered it - or maybe it discovered me - in  it's my hand reaching out and the Rebbe hand giving -

if you are interested in high resolution photo and more details please contact me geo@ObservingTheObservant.com

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