Zen Calligraphy, Alok Hsu Kwang-han






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Zen Dude Movie

Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Playful. Profound. Meditative. Deeply healing. “Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude” is more than just a film, it’s a transformational experience. Rated one of the top documentaries at the Sedona Int. Film festival, this 69-minute film features the work and teachings of Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han. Through his personal history, art, workshops and his relationship with fellow artist Raylene Abbott we discover the creativity and magic that become possible when we are simply “present, available, playful and not knowing.”

-Shaeri Richards

For more information, please visit http://www.zendudemovie.com

Zen Retreat, SedonaThe making of this film became an expression of Zen itself...capturing moments of aliveness as they happen....We were witnesses to the process of art becoming life and life becoming art... We watched our feature length film, which started as a small project, grow with a life force of its own, embodying the way of Zen and becoming a teacher, not only for the audience, but for the filmmakers themselves." 

Directors' Statement by Shaeri Richards and Jerry Hartleben 
from their great website, www.ZenDudeMovie.com

"The film. What a loving and living piece of work this is. So delicate, strong, deeply powerful and moving! It strolled along its own path making beautiful meaning. My editor eye wanted to follow a narrative and have something smart to say-- a tweak to up the level-- but I was completely taken in and silenced. It was magnificent in the way the film mirrored your quiet, yet intense, walk thru the healing paths of the heart. "

"The music was very lovely too. Everything was "fitting" and as an editor, to me that means that everything is allowed to flow naturally.   Something that seems simple, but as you know, when we create we try to be smarter or to be in control. Haha! So the film really managed to capture your bright silly deep and living essence! And what a Zen Dude you are!! "

"Brilliant!! Bravo!! I hope the whole world sees it!!"

Review by Ellen  Dimler, Multiple Awards Winning HollywoodTrailer Editor.

Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude