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SunFlower:
A New Documentary

SunFlower is the feature documentary sequel to SunSeed-The Journey, directed by Amertat Cohn, which celebrated the spiritual revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s. We have embarked on this new odyssey to document the lives and achievements of the followers of the past masters as well as today’s cutting-edge thought leaders.

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Thanks to the success of the movie, SunSeed-The Journey and our website, RAM Films and the SunSeed Team are pleased to invite you to join us in developing a sequel, entitled SunFlower.

This monumental new documentary will feature masters from today’s many different religious traditions (both Eastern and Abrahamic)  that expand our understanding of Inner and Outer peace, as well as explore significant movements offering solutions to the pressing issues of today.

The times are ripe for a positive, thoughtful movie that celebrates the deepest human potential as a unifying and uplifting force.

Risk And Challenges


SunFlower is an epic documentary about the lives and accomplishments of the disciples of the luminaries of the 1960s as well as new voices and new thought leaders of today.


SunFlower is the next step in the evolution of ongoing transformation in human consciousness by merging the ancient traditions with modern awareness.

 

SunFlower will be a catalyst in the growth of spiritual and social awareness across cultures and around the world by featuring today’s great thought leaders from many different persuasions and philosophies.


SunFlower will feature key voices of our era such as recent SunSeed WisdomTalks webinar guests that have included Jonathan Granoff, Pir Shabda Kahn, Mirabai Starr, Audrey Kitagawa, Sadhvi Bhagavan Saraswati, PhD., musicians Krishna Das and Allaudin Mathieu, The Interfaith Amigos (Imam Jamal Rahman, Dr. Donald Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon), Swami Chaitanaya, Taj Inayat, Gayan Macher, Peter Coyote, Gail Stark, and more coming up.


By joining us in the blossoming of SunFlower, you can be part of the solution, sharing our themes of unity and world peace.


Wouldn’t you like to see and share such a movie?

Crowdfunding Objectives


  • To honor today’s world-wide spiritual awakening and the values of unity, mindfulness, wisdom, peace, and environmental consciousness by developing a new documentary movie, SunFlower.
  • To raise $81,850 First Stage Development Funding for SunFlower to be directed by Amertat Cohn. 

Spreading The Word


The world seems more divided today than ever. How are peoples from different races, cultures and religious backgrounds to find the way to work together to solve the pressing problems of conflicts, nuclear proliferation, poverty, climate change, and prejudice?  
 
We launched www.SunSeed.org, its online store, and webinars in February 2020, and it quickly became an online destination and lifestyle community. SunSeed-The Journey has achieved over 14.7 million video plays and almost 25,000 committed subscribers in just over one year and more joining every day.

With today’s technology, we have Global Reach at our fingertips for the first time in history. The growth potential is unlimited. There are more than 4.33 billion active, intelligent, globally aware internet users (56% of the people on the planet, 284 million in the U.S. alone, 934 million in China, 687 million in India). We can reach all corners of the earth to people with whom we could never communicate before.

And you can do your part. After you donate, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter and share our social media and our aspirations. with everyone you know. We welcome your contributions to our efforts! The more engaged you are, the more SunFlower can grow. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your gifts in advance!

Risk And Challenges


This non-equity crowdfunding campaign is designed to allow RAM Films, Inc. to produce and develop a new, feature-length film entitled SunFlower. Phase I of the campaign aims to raise $81,850. During Phases II and III of the campaign, our aim is to raise an additional $210,000. We will consider the campaign a success whether or not these goals are reached as we will reserve the right to commence production of the film with whatever proceeds are raised and further utilize such proceeds to grow our internet presence and expand our lifestyle offerings to our growing community with the goal of raising additional funds necessary for the completion, distribution, and marketing of the movie.


Please be advised that as a non-equity crowdfunding campaign, your contribution will not create or entitle you to any ownership interest in RAM Films, Inc. or the film SunFlower. Please also be advised that the producer, RAM Films, Inc. is a for-profit venture and that your contribution to the project will not qualify as a charitable contribution within the meaning of IRC 170(c) and you will not be entitled to deduct such contribution for federal tax purposes.


RAM Films, Inc. would like to express its gratitude for your participation in its SunFlower Development Crowdfunding campaign.


For Complete Crowdfunding Terms and Conditions click here

Director's Statement


Back in the ‘60s, an entire generation was inspired by an idea: “How can we be free? How can we create a world of our dreams?”  

Did it make a difference? Of course it did. We began to create a new world through music, social activism, community and/or spiritual practice.  

I lived with and within the teachings and philosophies of these teachers and Masters of the Sunseed Generation. The movie was a personal journey, but it mirrored the journey of my entire generation and beyond, a journey which is still very much alive for many of US.  

Now, 50 years later, I am embarking on another adventure documenting the lives, accomplishments, and vision of the disciples and followers of the philosophies and teachings of the luminaries of the 60s. I am searching also for the new voices, new teachers of Religious and Spiritual disciplines, as well as social, environmental, and artistic endeavors that have expanded the concepts of inner realization.

    --Amertat Cohn, the director of Sunseed-The Journey

The Producer/Director
Amertat Cohn is an award-winning American filmmaker, businessman, spiritual leader, and CEO of Ram Films.

He began his career in visual media at 15 as photo instructor, photo editor and photographer. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1965 and later received a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA Film School.  
 
In 1966, he moved to San Francisco where he began a lifelong study of meditation, yoga, mystic arts, Sufism, and the esoteric traditions of the world’s religions, all while working in the top documentary film unit in the USA at KQED, Public Television. His films A.C.T. Now (1968) and Elliott Porter’s World (1988) earned the Cine Golden Eagle award.

In 1973 the film Sunseed (which he produced and directed) was released to many positive reviews. It was shown at the Whitney Museum in New York City in the New American Filmmakers series, where it became the most viewed film in the history of the series.
 
His photographs were exhibited as part of a group show at the Montserrat Gallery in New York in 2017. 
 
He has been an entrepreneur for HerbaLife Nutrition for over 33 years and Hall of Fame Member. He has lived in the USA, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, and since 2006, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and New York City
Filmography:

SunSeed—The Journey (2020)
Wynn Bullock Photographer (1978)
Zen in America (1977)
Sister (1976)
Elliott Porter’s World (1975)
Sunseed (1973)
Act Now (1968)
From Protest to Resistance (1967)
Fidel (1967)
The Krishnamurti Lectures Series (1966)

Executive Producer
Omar Kaczmarczyk is a motion picture marketing and production legend. He has over 50 years of experience in film production and distribution, consulting over 140 international co-productions and independent films worldwide. He originated the concept of segmented rights sales for movies that was the industry standard for decades. In the ‘80s, he was first to access the worldwide video market. He was on the Finance and Distribution Team for Alexander Salkind’s Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Supergirl, and Santa Claus The Movie. He then implemented presale rights licensing for numerous other big films. During the ensuing decades, he worked with credit Lyonnaise to craft many other deals and mergers. As CEO of LongTale International for eight years, he distributed independent films and supervised the production of numerous films at home and abroad. He is now CEO and founder of Imagination Amplification Media, an Intellectual Properties Asset Manager.

Filmography:
God Lives In the Himalayas (2009) (executive producer)
Timothy Leary & The Art of Dying (2008) (executive producer)
The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999) (executive producer)
The Lost World (1998) (executive producer)
The Eternal (1998) (executive producer)
Boogeyman: The Return (1994) (executive producer)
In Between (1991) (executive producer) (producer)
Pale Blood (1990) (producer)
Santa Claus The Movie (1985) (Financing, Distribution)
Supergirl (1984) (Financing, Distribution)
Superman 3 (1983) (Financing, Distribution)
Maya (1982/II) (executive producer)
Superman 2 (1980) (Distribution)
Superman (1978) (Distribution)

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Be amongst the first 100 backers at the $450 level, and receive this Limited Edition Golden Pin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the film be released?

We plan to begin filming in the fall of 2022. Our target release date is spring 2024

I'd like to put a different name in the credits other than my own, can I do that?

Yes! We will send out a survey so that you can put whatever name you would like in the credits, or you can be anonymous, as you wish.


How do I select a perk that interests me on this page?

On desktop, you’ll see a list with all available perks on the right-hand side of the page. Click on the perk you want, then click the "Add to Cart" button to be redirected to the payment page. If you're on a mobile device, scroll up to see all available perks.

How does this crowdfunding campaign work?

Crowdfunding empowers people to unite around the ideas that matter to them, and together make those ideas come to life. This non-equity crowdfunding campaign is designed to allow RAM Films to develop a new, feature-length film entitled SunFlower.  All funds will be used for our goals, whether or not the target amounts for this drive are reached.

Can I change the item, or perk, I selected?

You’ll need to contact us directly at sunseedhelp@gmail.com to request any change to perks, like color or quantity.


Can I change the shipping address for my perk?

In most cases, yes. Here’s how to do it. However, if the project has already started to ship perks, or if you need to change your country, you’ll need to contact us directly at sunseedthemovie@gmail.com to request any changes.

What if I want to change my Pledge or refund?  

Your pledge will support an ambitious creative project that has yet to be produced. Ram films, Inc. does not guarantee that the perks offered by the campaign will be produced or delivered nor do we do offer refunds. 

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