Posts Tagged ‘Validation’

Validation—A Moving 15-Minute Film

January 16, 2009

This wonderful little fifteen-minute film was released by Spiritual Cinema Circle to give people a sample of the kinds of films it has to offer. Spiritual Cinema Circle was founded by Stephen Simon, the movie producer behind Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour and What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams.

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Stephen Simon





When I interviewed Stephen for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, he told me about a profoundly moving experience he had after filming What Dreams May Come. Here is an excerpt from that story:







Chuck showed the film to Amanda and some of her friends. Chuck said to me, “Stephen, I have to be honest with you. I didn’t watch the film, and I may never have the courage to watch the film. But I watched Amanda watch the film. And when it got to the painted-world sequence, I saw all the fear disappear from my daughter’s eyes. She became completely peaceful. The next day, she asked me to take her out to a park. She wanted to see the fall colors one more time. And the day after that, she died very peacefully.”



And here is information about Spiritual Cinema Circle from its website: (more…)