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Update on the Prabhupada Biopic

By: for ISKCON News on March 24, 2017
Arts

The film HARE KRISHNA! — formerly titled ACHARYA—the 90 minute feature length documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada is nearly finished. Post-production in Los Angeles is winding down and the film should be finished by the end of this month, thus coming to a close 3 years of production work.  

An anonymous donor has agreed to match any funds donated towards distribution up to $20,000. Further donations will ensure that the film will be released to the public as quickly and as widely as possible.  

The film’s official world theatrical has been locked in for mid June 2017 in New York City (the official date will be released soon by the film's distribution company.) This will be a huge event and an opportunity to showcase the film for reviews. Next it will premier in Los Angeles and then across theatres in North America.

A wide release is possible through a theatrical distribution company, Abramorama in New York City, which has distributed films such as Ron Howard’s film on the Beatles Eight Days A Week, and the Oscar nominated films The Look of Silence and Exit Through the Gift Shop. The President of Abramorama is a fan of the Hare Krishna Movement from the 70's and thinks this film has a large audience.

The film’s team have signed on with the successful Public Relations company Falco Ink., who has promoted popular films such as Oscar winners Gladiator and American Beauty, Oscar nominees Billy Elliot and Pride & Prejudice and the Netflix hit Making a Murderer. The founder of the company, Janice Roland who has been working in PR for over 25 years, found HARE KRISHNA! moving and immediately said that she would take it on board. 

The new addition to the team is the very talented, award-winning graphic designer, Jeremy Saunders, who has come on board to create the film’s key art. This includes the film poster, postcards and social media content. Some examples of his work: Lion—nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture 2017, The Motorcycle Diaries—winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, and Carol—nominated for 6 Oscars.

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To donate towards the film’s distribution please go to the film crowdfunding site at: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/acharya-marketing-and-theatrical-distribution/x/15795863

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[ acharya ] [ documentary ] [ films ] [ prabhupada ]
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