Is dit het nou?

Is this it?
A Documentary by Bernard Coops & Nellie Stiny
Crowdfunding teaser: 
funded project
donated of €16.600
days to go

Project Information

About the project
LOCKLINEA documentary about Dutch people and other Westerners in McLeod Ganj, India and their search for Happiness, Spirituality and the Art of Living.

Check out my motivation to make this documentary (Dutch)!

McLeod Ganj, India.

At the foot of the Himalayas lies McLeod Ganj, a place of pilgrimage for many Westerners craving for spirituality and buddhists from all all over the world, port of refuge for the banished Dalai Lama and many other Tibetans in exile. These Westerners left their organized homelands, their 'securities', family and friends all for one reason: to follow their heart to the place of their dreams: India. They are liberated, have their own wisdom and seem to be very confident. What kind of people are they? Why did they change the course of their lives? How do they look at the Western society? How do they deal with the difficulties of life and death? And how do you become happy?

Production phase

The extraordinary encounters and conversations with the idealistic Elio, rebellious Ria, sensitive Robert, helpful Marieke, passionate Amberjade and the poised nun Geshe Kelsang Wangmo already took place in India. We became part of the family life of Ria, Hari and their children Roshan and Viola, and followed them with our camera. We immersed ourselves in the Indian lifestyle and combed the streets and surroundings to make beautiful images. Back in the Netherlands, we viewed and categorized the filmed material, transcribed the interviews and started selecting shots.

What happens to your money?

With your help we can bring the documentary to a worthy, stimulating and qualitatively high end. We are able to film the last shots, finish the post production (editing, audio design, color grading, voice-over and subtitles), bring the documentary to the international audience and design the unique book. Check out our specified budget to see where your money is going and what we've already financed by ourselves.

The finalization

After the crowdfunding campaign we will work on the finalization of the documentary film. There will be an English version named 'Is this it?' oriented towards the international audience, and a Dutch version named 'Is dit het nou?' tailored to the Dutch audience. The finalization of both versions of the documentary is scheduled mid 2015. Even during these processes we will keep you up to date with the progress. As a supporter you will truly stay part of our project from beginning to end.

More info? Please visit our website (ENG) and check out the progress on our Facebook Page.

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Quote that inspired the maker

There is not one way to become happy, there are different ways and everybody has to find it's own way.
Leo Bormans
This project was successfully funded on 29-11-2014

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