“I made this film because I believe we all have a responsibility to live our lives with tolerance and understanding for our fellow man,” shares Rodger.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
In his stunningly beautiful, non-fiction feature film OH MY GOD (Hay House/April 15, 2010) filmmaker Peter Rodger sets out on a global quest to understand what the concept of God means to people in all walks of life.
Frustrated by religious turmoil and fanaticism he posits the age-old question, “What is God?” to religious leaders, zealots, spiritual luminaries, humanitarians, fundamentalists, and ordinary people, along with celebrities including; Hugh Jackman, Seal, Ringo Starr, Sir Bob Geldof, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, David Copperfield, John F. Demartini; all who share their unique perspectives and understanding of God. This provocative film is now available on DVD from Hay House.
Controversial, hopeful and heartwarming, in OH MY GOD, Rodger questions why we often blindly believe.
“I was fed up with the "My God Is Greater Than Your God" syndrome - where you have grown men flying airplanes into buildings shouting "God is Great" - where you have the leader of the free world telling the BBC in 2003 that he invaded Iraq because God told him to -- None of these concepts made any sense to me. So I decided to go around the world and ask people what they think.”
Set amongst beautiful backdrops in over 23 countries, Rodger spent nearly three years, with a skeleton crew traversing the globe from the 9th ward of New Orleans to the Guatemalan Jungle; from the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the Australian Outback. Rodger searches for the common thread in our diverse humanity and reveals that which often divides us can also unite us. The film features inviting faces and personalities that are a touching reminder of the melting pot that we call humanity and the mystery that we have given many names.
OH MY GOD debuted theatrically last year and was recently nominated in the best spiritual documentary category at the 2010 Beliefnet Film Awards. The film has screened at several film festivals including Jerusalem Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Tel Aviv Spirit Awards, Mill Valley Film Festival, Cine-World Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival and the UK Jewish Film Festival.
“I made this film because I believe we all have a responsibility to live our lives with tolerance and understanding for our fellow man,” shares Rodger. “The world is way more united than divided, even though most of us are conditioned to believe otherwise. If only we could open our hearts for tolerance and peace which is what every single religion preaches, then we might have a chance. If I can touch one heart with this film than I have succeeded.”
A special expanded edition of the OH MY GOD is available and features a Bonus DVD brimming with remarkable full-length interviews with Hugh Jackman, Seal, Ringo Starr, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Actor Jack Thompson, Dr. John F. Demartini, and David Copperfield.
A significant portion of any DVD proceeds generated will be donated to world charities. An epic soundtrack to the film along with three specially mixed bonus tracks is also available for download at http://www.omgmovie.com.
OH MY GOD –Standard Version
US $19.95 • CAN $24.95
1-DVD…total run time: 98 minutes
OH MY GOD –Expanded Version
US $29.95 • CAN $36.95
2-DVD…total run time: 295 minutes
About the Filmmaker
Peter Rodger grew up looking through a camera lens. As a teenager, the award-winning British director and photographer honed his skills by assisting his father, George Rodger, the renowned photojournalist and co-founder of Magnum Photos. After completing his education at England's Maidstone College of Art, Peter Rodger’s skill with the lens made him one of the most sought-after talents in the European and United States Advertising Industry, shooting numerous car, clothing, and cosmetics companies’ print and commercial campaigns in over 40 different countries. Peter has exhibited his fine art work all over the world and has won numerous awards for his filmed work, including several Telly Awards. He has also penned seven screenplays, including Comfort Of The Storm, (which he is also directing and will be going into production in 2010); Bystander, Publication Day, and Swapped, which are in development. Peter resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children. Website: http://www.PeterRodger.com
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