Forgotten Paradise at Palms Spring International ShortFest Market

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HEKATE Film Works‘ Short Film ‘Forgotten Paradise’ by Sylvia Love Johnson is available at the Palms Springs International ShortFest  film Market 

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    In search for the answers of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

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Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

A bold look into theories on ‘loneliness’

In search for the answer of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

She MOon, Love Spell A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson.

 A writer recalls an encounter with her lover. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

 

True Love- The She moon Song Magic

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“Suggestive and Beautiful” Per Bohlin

“A lovely moment of Zen to start the day “John G.

The Film Production Company HEKATE Film works has released the ‘inspirational’ ‘magical song’ “True Love”, original music theme from the Short film “She Moon, Love Spell” 2013 by Sylvia Love Johnson,

The music composed by Tim Bond and lyrics by Sylvia Love Johnson was created for the main sequence of the short film.

The short “She Moon, Love Spell” is inspired by the novel

“Mystic Dream” its main sequence depicts the moment when the 5 young protagonists of the story, meet in the forests, after dusk to perform a love spell. The song leads us to discover that the love spell is cast upon humanity for the benefit of all people and of creation.SylviaLoveJ1

“Very Divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power and an in-depth display of spells…” Janet Kelly

“TRUE Love” in “She Moon, Love Spell” has been described as a “very profound chant of spiritual unknown awaken, beautifully made” The song has reached a vast audience worldwide, in diverse screenings. Many fans have expressed the desire to own the song thus, Sylvia Love Johnson, CEO at HEKATE Film Works and creator of “TRUE Love” releases the song as a single, as part of the promotional campaign for the short film and to raise funds for future projects.

“Independent Filmmakers are having to be incredibly creative and inventive, try everything and do anything possible to maximise the potential they have for their projects to reach the people who would love them” said Sylvia Love J.

Ellie Bidman in She Moon Love Spell

When asked about the meaning of her song Sylvia said….” I wrote a song, but it wasn’t meant to be a song, it was meant to be a wish, a dream a desire for all, a touch of magic that would reach every heart, isn’t this what song writers intend to do with their art?”

Rebecca Lacey

” I love the militant cadence…. Like women marching to the beat of a new world” commented one of the viewers, Amy, after watching the short film.

Rebecca Lacey, 17, is the amazing undiscovered talent, lead voice in “TRUE Love”. In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare.  She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone.

The filmmaker entrepreneur Sylvia Love Johnson has a couple of short film and feature film projects in the works while her Film Production Company, HEKATE Film Works offers Film and Video Production Services, from Teaser/Trailer editing, to book promo videos, actors’ Show-reels, commercials and music videos, Indie Film Self-Distribution Strategy Planning, Press and Publicity, Post- Production Services and more.

The announcement of the release of “True Love- The She Moon song” comes very close to the release of the second edition of the novel that inspired the ‘magical song’ Mystic Dream (Second Edition) will be launched toward the end of this year.

“In stillness fulfilment is found….”Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Ellie Bidman, Melissa Sanger, Charlotte Touboulic in She Moon Love Spell

 The song expresses with simplicity how meditation, visualisation and silence are the key to bringing to manifestation of our every desire….

The song portrays the divine and Magical essence in human soul

Five young girls leading us onto a dreamlike adventure in the forest, makes it for an intriguing setting in She Moon, Love Spell. Fans around the world are looking forward to the feature film based on the Novel, “Mystic Dream”, which is part of HEKATE Film Works future projects.

ISelene20n Mystic Dream the enigmatic character ‘Selene’ has already enchanted and captured the heart of many readers who have deeply fallen in love with her attributes, they have said that she is Sensitive, vulnerable, mysterious, powerful, weightless, bounces through life, full of colour, with much sprit, unique, a resonant, complex character, mystical, ethereal, surreal, seductive, sultry and beautiful.

Selene leads her friends into the world of wish fulfillment while accomplishing a mission involving humanity’s dream for peace and everlasting wellbeing

“May the love Spell Unite humanity” Chris Billy Bob

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Also listen to  The She Moon Song 

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

 

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 Dreams change our destiny.

Sirima receives the visit of the ghost of her long lost friend, Selene, she knows her life is about to change, a series of events will set her in a journey that unites the conscious and the subconscious minds.
She learns that another 3 of her childhood friends also encountered with Selene’s ghost during the same night, it is the calling for unfinished business from the past, an eternal dream must be fulfilled.
Five women united from childhood, five ordinary girls with extra ordinary souls.
A childhood full of magic which ended in tragedy, now as they remember it they set a new path for them and humanity.

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Los sueños pueden cambiar nuestro destino.

Cuando Sirima recibe la visita del fantasma de su amiga, Selene, sabe que su vida está a punto de dar un giro, una serie de sucesos la embarcan en un viaje que une la mente consciente y el subconsciente. Sirima descubre que sus otras tres amigas de la infancia  reciben la misma visita fantasmale esa noche Selene las llama se trata de un sueño eterno  que  ha cumplirse. Cinco mujeres unidas desde la infancia, cinco niñas con almas extraordinarias.  Han de ser audaces, valientes y atrevidas para abrazar a su destino, probando que poseen corazones intrépidos.

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“She Moon, Love Spell” 2014

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An Experimental film by Sylvia Love Johnson

“I had a dream, the melody of life: Love”

Synopsis

A writer recalls an encounter with her love interest. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

This Experimental short film uses narrative, poetry, music, lyrics, thought and passion with creative freedom to recreate a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the characters from the Novel “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”, by Sylvia Love Johnson. Sirima is one of five women who feel aimless and lost in all life affairs. They share a past, a childhood, a story with a tragic end. The five have carried this burden from their childhood and have been crippled emotionally each in different ways yet for their suffering makes reference to love. The fragmented narrative style was conceived with the suggestive picture of the process of creation through creative thought passion and dreams having love as the spurring engine of all creative outlet. The writer, transforms her feelings into devotion for a higher form of love. The She Moon Song takes us through the thought pattern of a brand new story the writer creates from the starting point of five young girls meeting in the forest with a divine purpose at hand.

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“When dreams are powered by Love creation Emerges”

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She Moon, Love Spell Soundtrack

“Selene” a piano piece by Tim Bond

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

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Ten years ago, while going jogging by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sylvia  had a vision. It was the vision of a movement, through this movement humanity would change the course of its destiny for ever: planet Earth would become, what once was: paradise. This movement, being of a supernatural kind, started with the calling or awakening of millions of chosen souls, women and young girls. The chosen ones would fall sleep to allow their spirits to travel to a magic realm. From this realm the souls of millions would be forever touched,  by whispering pure and simple love into the hearts of all humans, with The Love Spell. This would happen during an eternal night followed by a new day where there would only be  sheer and true love towards our planet and towards each other. She Moon, Love Spell is a melodic representation of this vision, merely the gist of it.  She Moon, is intended to be an extract extension of a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the main characters in the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson, “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”. This short film attempts to give a glimpse into the story and its message. Upon arrival back home after jogging, Sylvia made of the  vision a rough draft for a screenplay.  The completed screenplay/treatment for a feature film will still take several years to emerge. Before that, the vision would become a Short Story, “The Awakening of the Chosen Ones” 2005. Shortly after Sylvia would write a children’s theatre play, “Mi Amiga Selene” based on the same vision.  In 2011 it became a Novel “Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream” and  then Sylvia started working in a feature film treatment for the story.  In 14th February  2013 Sylvia Johnson completed the post-production period of the the Short Film  “She Moon, Love Spell” produced in UK. This journey was accompanied by casting call for a feature film that attracted hundreds of professionals actor’s and actresses in Spain during the Selene Hekate Casting Call. She Moon, Love Spell, was conceived as an Avant-Garde project due to a course module while completing an MA in Filmmaking.  Sylvia went into production  purposefully without a script, the challenge was to make an experimental short film;  she had an idea, a few frames in mind, the lyrics of the She Moon Song and a message to transmit.  Talented composer, Tim Bond became part of the creative team during the She Moon, Love Spell production. The characters in the story; Sirima, Luna, Tamara, Selene and Dama are portrayed by the young talents Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic and Melissa Sanger and the dancer Sammi Foster incarnating a younger Selene. While the leading voices are from singers Rebecca Lacey and Athena LeFay. The second edition of the Novel that inspired this short film “Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream” is due to be published and launched worldwide by the end of 2013. While the feature film, shall be filmed mainly in Spain and is still in pre-production stages and fundraising.  Related Links: She Moon, Love Spell Youtube Trailer: She Moon, Love Spell IMdb: She Moon, Love Spell Official Website: Sylvia Love Johnson’s Author Spotlight:

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 The Love Spell

“Love from above shine here below. Love of soul let her be whole. Love in spirit be empty of all. Love infinite be he adored. Let love on earth be poured. Let fear in her soul flee its hold. May the Joy of love never be here untold”

Sylvia Love Johnson (Brief Bio)

Sylvia Love Spanish Sylvia Love Johnson was born in Valencia and  raised in the Canary Islands. Sylvia’s father Fernando Carlos Johnson Johnson, an Expert in International Relations, and Teacher and her mother Leonarda Maria Nepi Batapa, Human Rights Activist and Nurse. MA in Film Making London, 2011 – BA in Acting, 1999 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts 1996 Founder and Director of the Dramatic Arts Academy School of Theatre in Spain. Author of the Novel Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream. Journalist in the Arts and Education Sectors during 1996 and 2011. Actress with credits in Theatre and Cinema. Drama and English Teacher 2001- 2010. Filmmaker and Producer at film Production Company SJ Creation Works. Eco fashion Entrepreneur 2013.

 Film Reviews

  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtTrue work of fine art !! Well done ! Thanx for sharing :)Matt Desimone 
  • She Moon, Love Spell by Sylvia Love JohnsonVery cool! Keep up the great work. I would love to share with you in regards to our work, poetry.  I do prose and putting something like that background video and melody, it would be amazing brought to life. It;s very personal to me. I would love to see it come to life. ( I am a writer and we have similar interests. I can see the art, the beauty in your work. I am so happy to see that you have blossomed. Blessed Be.  Shelli Buhr
  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtSuggestive and beautiful…Per Bohlin
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“Good art work. Like it very much. Music, lyrics and picture are in one mood, one wave. The feeling of innocence flows through the whole film…”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“As per my message, a lovely moment of Zen to start the day. Thank you!”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“A wonderful moment of Zen with which to start my day- thank you, Sylvia, for this intriguing short film. All the best”, John B. Gately
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnsonwow ! Fantastic , wonderful , splendid , I liked very much, congratulations. hugs . Greetings from Brazil .José Pompeu
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“Very profound. Chant of spiritual unknown awaken. Beautifully made. Although Pageant like worship.”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“I really like this piece/peace….the metaphor and vocalisations are very nice. I love the militant cadence….like women marching to the beat of a new world. Thanks.” Amy
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson“I´m deeply impressed. This short film is magic. It lives from camera positions, the cut and the music. Made alive by the actresses. Thanks for that Sylvia. I will share this film with my friends. A really wonderful peace of film art.When I start to watch the film it impacted me in after seconds. And released me with the last word and fading music. I love the music with your lyrics. MAGIC! My vote: 11 points of 10  Martin Kwabena Schulz
  • 3083_362574287145177_1970109739_nTruly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work 🙂 xx God Bless you with my very best wishes to you for always Niell Chisel
  • She Moon, Love Spell by Sylvia Love JohnsonI have watched you film, it is very magical. I have read you synopsis of the film so I know that my thoughts are not one in one  with your intentions. But still, I felt thrown watching the film that this woman was been put down by her friend saying she is not ready for love. I think it is a universal feeling, we have all been there and will encounter it again. and this dream she is having of these girls is there to reassure her confidence in herself and in love. I think the out come is enchanting! A true woman’s work. I had this thought that I wish I had a dream like that to reassure myself, and then i realized that is exactly what you film is.. a dreamy boost of confidence to other woman in similar situations. :) there is also some very beautiful photography in the film.
      Thank you for sharing you film with me! mizmor watzman
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonVery divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power, and an in-depth display of spells. I liked it good job…Janet Kelly
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson Very well done, I loved the singing and the camera angles and background shots . Very well done Sylvia, very artistic. P.S.  I love the sound of your voice…  Steve Samson
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonCongratulations Gorgeous Sylvia Love May the Love Spell Unite Humanity Chris Billy Bob 
  • She Moon, Love Spell Artwow Sylvia that was great. You did a amazing keep up the good work I really enjoy the film hope to see more.xo Marie Clark
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson You really got a lot done in very little time. Nice variety of images, good editing and I liked the musical cues. Janis Jones
  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtThe more I view your remarkable work Sylvia, the more I love and respect you, your work is truly amazing and I am very proud of you, please keep up with your fine work as I truly like all you you do  xxxx Neil J. Chisel
  • She Moon, Love Spell Artfantastic and a beautiful voice! Willy Sandhoefer
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnsonbeautiful Caroline Suominen
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonTruly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work  xxGod Bless you with my very best wishes to you for alwaysNeil J. Chisnall
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonAwesome… Really sensitive and emotional movie i love it Martin Digg

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Sylvia Love Johnson  Writer/Director/Actress/Producer

Sylvia Love Johnson Ever since I can remember I wanted to be an actress. I can recall the exact day I told my mum what my profession would be when I grew up at the time I was 5 years old. At the age of 9 I started writing stories. These stories sent me in luxurious fantasy journeys.  I invented worlds, characters, thoughts and feelings with the thoroughness and devotion that only a child can have. My characters stayed with me, they organically grew and developed as I grew and changed over the years. For instance, Selene my character from (Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream) has the exact appearance and air of mysticism that had one of my very first characters,  Christine. Christine is a red headed,  10 years old girl, with green eyes, pale skin and face swamped with freckles. She is a twin sister born on earth from an earthly mother, yet she is not of this planet. I was born in the mainland Spain, Valencia, but my family and I moved to the Canary Islands when I was 8, by then my dreams about becoming an actress resumed in the odd school play. In my early teens I moved to London there I studied Performing Arts at Ealing Tertiary College College and later on a BA in Acting at Middlesex University.I started writing as a press officer at Middlesex University, while I was doing my BA in Acting, and then went on to publish Arts and Education related articles in several magazines. After graduating from Drama school I wrote my very first full length screenplay “Tears of Mariposa Lily” Reluctant to send it off to any producer or filmmaker who could alter or change my screenplay I decided that I had to do it myself, learn to produce and make films. Such a task seemed impossible at the time but I set off on a long journey that would take many years and many collaborating helping in different productions, with talented filmmakers like  Efren Gonzalez and Antionio Gonzalez, Lance Nielsen, who work very hard yet still are waiting to see their dreams come true. As an actress I had many compelling roles in theatre productions, such as Sonya in Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov,Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin,  Girl in A Night Out, by Harold Pinter, Diane in Ring Around the Moon. Then I continued to juggles different, TV, Cinema and Theatre roles and writing with a demanding family life. Many of my creations such as the Hekate story, emerged and developed in between breast feeding and changing nappies. My children were born in 2004 and 2005. Years later in 2011 I enrolled in a MA in Film Making course at Kingston University in London, ever since I have made 6 short films. “Lance and Lucy. The Short Movie”, “The Explorers” and “She Moon Love Spell”, “Ethical Fashion”, “Art’s Eyes” The Making of METHOD“. I’m currently working on the Pre-Production of METHOD and the distribution of She Moon Love Spell, Art’s Eyes and Ethical Fashion. I’m also working on fund-raising for my first feature film “Hekate-Mystic Dream” (Working Title).

Tim Bond  Composer/Music Producer

Tim Bond Since studying music and production at the University of Huddersfield Tim Bond has gone on to write and produce soundtracks for various short films, commercials and computer games. He is also responsible for the music of the Showbotz – an Australian spoof rock band.  My film credits include She Moon, Love Spell, The Setback and Pulling Faces Other projects include mobile apps for companies such as Nestlé and Propell Publishing as well as games for FortheWin7. For most of my life I have studied the guitar and over the years I have played in various bands all over the UK and beyond.

Cast and Crew

Rebecca Lacey  Singer/Actress

Rebeca Lacey Rebecca Lacey Singer and Voice over in She Moon, Love Spell In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare.  She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone.  Needless to say Rebecca won the competition! Since this time Rebecca has gone on to star in numerous competitions, panto, amateur dramatic and school productions in many lead roles, which supports her love of the arts. Rebecca is a keen musician, who spends many hours writing songs, some of which have been performed at school and various events.  Also, an accomplished pianist and self taught guitarist, which has been a benefit with her own performances. As a GCSE Music and Drama student Rebecca is keen to pursue her love of performing and hopes to study Music and Musical Theatre for A-Level and then to study Music at University. Member of; Elmbridge Youth Theatre since 2011 Appeared in productions of; The Sound of Music and Westside Story (playing Consuela) at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse.  Annual winter and summer concerts in solos, duets and groups.  The Star Players since 2011, Appeared in productions of; Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin – Charitable event in aid of Whitton Wishes at the Hampton Playhouse in lead roles. School Choir since 2009 Soloist for the Jazz Band and soloist and group song in the senior choir. Winner of school Young Musician of the year 2010. Promenade Choir (RCSherriff Trust) since 2008 Talented member of the choir as a soloist and in group song.  Incorporating modern, traditional, classical and operatic pieces into the quarterly concerts. Jean Inwards School of Dance since 2007. A proficient dancer from the age of 2½ years in ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic.  Annually competes in the British Arts Awards in all forms of dance and song, with numerous 1st place achievements over the last 6 years.  Takes part in the bi-annual dance show in groups and solos at the Beck Theatre, Hayes. “My love of writing has taking me in the direction to start writing a Musical and I hope to showcase this at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse (2014) – following a chance conversation with Pete Allen, Arts Development Officer Elmbridge in association with RC Sherriff Trust, during my solo performance at the ACM Gospel Choir joined by the Massed Elmbridge Schools Choir on 04 October 2013.” Rebecca Lacey

Rebecca’s Future Events

Date Event Location Organisers
July 2014 Invited to attend as lead female soloist – Remix Jazz Orchestra – 17 piece jazz ban Finchampstead Remix Jazz Orchestra
March 2014 School Production – Alice in WonderlandLead role – Alice – acting, song & dance Weybridge, Surrey Heathside School
February/March 2014 Charity performance of Sleeping BeautyLead role – Aurora – acting, song & dance Hampton, Middx. The Star PlayersIn aid of Whitton Wishes
February 2014 Elmbridge Youth Theatre – Production of Seven Brides for 7 Brothers – acting, song & dance Walton Playhouse Elmbridge Youth Theatre

Athena LeFay Singer

0 Athena Athena LeFau Athena LeFay is a classically trained soprano, composer, lyricist and keyboardist, born in Athens, Greece. She always showed  strong interest for the of arts, especially music and literature. She took vocal lessons from an early age, but it was’t until the age of 17 that she discovered her promising talent in classical singing. She has been intensively studying classical singing in one of the most famous music schools of Corfu, with the experienced mezzo-soprano Stamatina Karidi. Piano lessons with Haris Kanakis, one of the most famous greek contemporary classical composers and conductors. Kanakis helped her bring out her skills in composing and arrangement, which she soon started to explore. A collaboration with him did not take long to happen,  she has been writing lyrics for  Kanakis to fit several of his songs, both modern and classical. Soon Athena started getting into contemporary music with epic and symphonic metal bands, which brought her to the formation of an original symphonic/epic/gothic metal project in Greece that lasted 3 years. Bands like Nightwish, After Forever and Blind Guardian have literally “marked” her teenage life. Symphonic metal brought her to gothic, folk, medieval, new-age, shoe gazing and ambient music and the road is never ending..! As a strong interest for northern european folk music developed, an obvious change in her own compositions was inevitable. When she moved in the UK in 2011, she started collaborating with various musicians (hip-hop, electronic, pop etc.) -such as Adrian Skiman– either as a lead vocalist or lyricist or both. Promoting herself was made much easier through her youtube channel, counting more than 200000 views and hundreds of subscribers. In the meantime, she is continues her classical music training with the renowned coloratura soprano Cathy Pope. “Music makes me feel that being different is normal. It’s my shrink and my daily glass of wine. Without it I simply can’t carry on”, She says. She is always seeking to create the perfect “vocal hybrid”, a way to combine classical technique, with soul, jazz, folk, blues, rock, pop and her own personal touch. “It’s all about being yourself; being honest about who you are. People can tell if you are true to yourself and appreciate that. We live in a world full of lifeless posters.” She is currently working on her own solo project and in the meantime taking part in several musical projects as a session singer. “Singing for me is not a choice; is a necessity. Take it away for me and i will go crazy! I am so lucky to work with all these inspiring people that want to make a difference in the world. I feel like it’s my duty to make sure this actually happens…”

Sammy Foster  Dancer

Sammy Foster Pic Sami2 Sammi Sammi Sammy strives to be the very best she can be in everything she turns her hand to! She works very well with everyone and loves to perform, especially on film. Sammy is a classically, English looking/speaking little girl that can easily be cast into a multitude of roles. She is very experienced on stage, on film sets, music videos, TV, Commercials and stills.

Masha Warning  Actress/Singer

287808_358662177536388_493241297_o Mash Masha Masha studied drama at Focus Performance Centre & Guildford School of acting.  She has taken up to Silver LAMDA exams, receiving distinctions in every one. In the future she wants to  study drama in either RADA or LAMDA.  She studied ballet, singing and music at Richmond Music Trust, Guildford School of acting and Richmond Academy of Dance Masha featured in the film Anna Karenina. And performed in several Guildford School Acting, Focus Performance Centre productions, Questors Theatre. In 2011  she won The Young Performer of The Year award.  She  plays Clarinet in Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Youth Concert Band which tours nationally and internationally. She trains competitively as an ice dancer and figure skater at Guildford Spectrum and she takes part in the ‘Pantomime On Ice’. She is fluent in Russian, competent in French  and  in British accents.

Ellie Bindman  Actress

EllieMark Ellie Ellie Ellie3 Ellie Ellie has always had a dream of being on stage or in films, and at the age of 3 she would pretend to be Snow White (wearing her Disney dress) and bite into a luscious red apple then act out being poisoned and falling with drama onto the floor. This could be in a hotel or just in front of friends, but it was the start of her family nickname ‘drama queen’! She had her first taste of acting on stage when, at the age of 5, the girl picked to play the leading part in the school Nativity play fooled around during rehearsals and Ellie was more than delighted when asked to replace her. She managed to convince her parents, living in Northumberland, to give up lifelong friends to move down to London, as she had been offered a place at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. She is determined to work in theatre and films in the future, and has a plan B in case she is out of work, as she intends to train as a teacher too. Ellie is extremely comfortable and in her element in front of the camera or on the stage, whether acting, singing or dancing. She has a natural screen presence, described on every occasion by directors who have cast her as ethereal and intelligent, and is very adaptable, being an actress, so can do moody, loving, angry, funny, happy, tearful, thoughtful, anguished… is always very professional and focussed. She is totally enthusiastic about acting and very excited every time she has a chance to perform which means major commitment to every role she has had. She has enviable persuasive qualities.

2007 People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dancer/Singer Panto 2008 People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dancer/Singer Panto 2008 Queen’s Hall, Hexham ‘Rainbow Big Bottom & the Giant Panda’ Singer/Dancer (locally, in National Touring Company) 2009 Two fashion shows as children’s clothes model.2010 Full length film ‘Frank’ by Richard Heslop (I like Films, Me) (nominated for a British Independent Film Award).2010 Music Video – Bombay Bicycle Club, by Leafhouse Films. 2010 Music Video – Little Lives, by Leafhouse Films. 2012 Abused Child in Meerkat Film Productions film for Children North East. 2012 Music Video – Dustbowl 111 by Leafhouse films. 2012 Servant/nobleman in King Lear at University Theatre, Newcastle 2012 Orphan in ‘Annie’, Cluny Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne 2013 She Moon Experimental2012 Shortlisted in a Lars van Triers film, down to final two 2013 Music video – Sigur Rôs, by Leafhouse films
2012/3 Molly Crows – an indie supernatural film directed by Ray Wilkes, just won Best Drama at Portobello Film Festival Awards 2012/3 Shortlisted to the final point for major film The Book Thief
2013 Main role in The Redfords by Mathilda Robinson for The Met Film School 2013 Doll for University of Westminster School of TV Directors 2013 Radio 4 play How to have a perfect Marriage by Nicholas McInerny, directed by Melanie Harris 2013 Music video for Lanterns on the Lake directed by Leafhouse films 2013 Recall for Nancy in Swallows & Amazons 2013 Mimi in Filmby Lumino’s  ‘It’s all about contacts’ for channel 4 2013 Rosie, a southern Irish girl in So Sweet the Dream directed by Clark Wiseman 2013 Lead in music video for Dear Reader’s song Take them away, directed by Rob Savage 2013 pre filming for Gold 2013 Young Imogen in Notes on Blindness, full length film directed by Pete Middleton & James Spinney 2013 Young Camilla in Resurrection for Met Film School, directed by Nishant Agawal 2013 Scarlett in music video for Kolo’s single ‘Castro’ directed by Matt Smith. 2013 Young girl in Walking on Water, Abby Jones Productions. 2013 Lead girl in True Love will find you in the End by Mark Potter. 2013 Featured role in James Arthur music video
Best Music Short London Film Festival 2014
 
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Isabella Speight Actress/ Singer

Isabella Izzy1 Izzy2 Izzy3 Being half British and half Malaysian also means that she has a unique look! She spent nine years at a stage school in Brighton, and attended Felsted School in Essex.  She has performed in many plays ranging from school plays to professional West End productions. She was in a production of “Joseph” which toured in the USA.

Melissa Sanger Actress

Melissa2 Melissa Melissa a young actress, enthusiastic, reliable and willing to take direction. She is determined and driven to succeed.  Doing drama at school, gaining A* for Drama Gcse and at Italia Conti and Young and Talented Theatre Group.  She wants to study Drama at university or RADA, LAMDA e I has an energetic, happy, easy going personality.  She is very sporty,  she can jazz and street dance and sing. Melissa is very versatile.

Charlotte Toublouic Actress

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 15 years old Charlotte  loves dancing and acting and singing. I am a good actress who works hard to make a success of any project I undertake. I am currently studying drama at school and at Laines Theatre Arts where I also study Ballet. I have passed my LAMDA grades three and four with distinction and passed my GCSE Dance at the age of 13. I am a member of West end kids training where I study dance for three and a half hours every week. I have lots of experience of performing both amateur and professional and am keen to continue gaining experience for the future.

Jamey-Leigh Weber Hair and Make Up Artist

Jamey Jamey is a hair and make up artist living in London.  She has over 10 years experience in making people look awesome. She is a freelance professional artist specialising in film, fashion, music, television and theatre. Since moving to london, she has worked at one of the top salons in the industry and studied at the legendary Shepperton Studios.  She is trained in all areas of hair and make up including prosthetics, bald caps, make up effects, extensions, facial hair, wigs and airbrushing. Throughout her time in the industry she has been involved in many short films, music videos, photo shoots, web series, and theatre productions.  She has assisted amazing artists as well as designed concepts for multiple productions.  “Being part of a team that creates amazing things is why I love what I do!”

Magda Kowalczyk Lighting Designer

Magda Magda Kowalczyk has been in the film industry for 14 years, the last 2 in UK. She graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz as a Director of Photography and the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in 2011. She was first awarded for “Reflection” at the XII IFF ETIUDA& ANIMA film festival in 2005 and she was also the co-director of “Silence II” the same year. In 2008 she was awarded at the Wiesbaden Film Festival for her work as a co-director in “By the river” from 2006 and she worked as a cinematographer for the awarded Kuba Maciejko “Bon Appetite” in 2010. Her latest film “Farewell” about her mother, renowned film director, editor and photographer, Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk will be shown at the Krakow Film Festival in 2013.

Ben Henderson  Sound Recorder

Niel Wood  Camera Operator

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Comunicado de prensa  (Press release in Spanish)

Hace diez años, mientras iba corriendo por la costa del Océano Atlántico, en Las Palmas, Islas Canarias, Sylvia tuvo una visión. Fue la visión de un movimiento, a través de este movimiento, la humanidad iba a cambiar el curso de su destino para siempre, el planeta Tierra se convertiría, en lo que una vez fue; el paraíso, Este movimiento, sobrenatural, comienza con la llamada de millones de almas elegidas, mujeres y niñas. Las elegidas caen en sueño y sus  espíritus a un reino mágico. Desde allí liberan para siempre todos los seres, susurrando amor puro y simple en los corazones de los humanos a través del hechizo de amor, durante una noche eternal, seguida de un nuevo día en el que solo existe amor hacia la tierra y  por la vida por siempre jamás “Ella Luna, Hechizo de Amor” con titulo original “She Moon, Love Spell” es una representación melódica de este movimiento, más que la esencia de el mismo. El cortometraje intenta dar una visión de la historia que lo inspira y su mensaje. Al volver a casa después de correr, Sylvia convirtió la visión se  un borrador de para un guión de largometraje. El guión / tratamiento complete aún tardaría unos años para emerger. Antes de proceder la  visión se convertiría en una historia corta, “The Awakening”, luego en obra de teatro para niños, “Mi Amiga Selene”.  En 2011 se convirtió en una novela “Selene Hekate. Un Sueño Místico ” y así mismo en un tratamiento de película de largometraje. El 14 de Febrero de 2013  Sylvia Johnson finalizo con la post-producción de ” She Moon, Love Spell” producido en el Reino Unido. Este viaje ha atraído en los últimos años a cientos de profesionales del mundo de la interpretación en España y en el Reino Unido. “She Moon, Love Spell”, inicia como un proyecto de vanguardia debido a un módulo del curso en maestría en cine que completaba  Sylvia en 2011. Entró en producción sin un guión,  existía una idea, una serie de visualizaciones, la letra de la canción “The She Moon Song” y un mensaje. Sylvia Johnson contrató a Tim Bond como compositor del proyecto. Los personajes de la historia; SIRIM, Luna, Tamara, Selene, Dama son representados por las jóvenes talentos Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic y Melissa Sanger y la bailarina Sammi Foster. Mientras que las principales voces son de cantantes Rebecca Lacey y Atenea LeFay. La segunda edición de la novela que inspiró este cortometraje “Selene Hekate. Sueño Místico ” se publicara a finales de 2013. Mientras el futuro proyecto de largometraje el cual será filmado principalmente en España, se encuentra todavía en las etapas pre-producción.

Sylvia Love Johnson (Biografia)

Desde muy pequeña siempre quise ser actriz. A los 9 años de edad de empecé a escribir historias, historias que me llevaban de lujosos viajes de fantasía . Inventaba mundos, personajes , pensamientos y sentimientos con la minuciosidad y la devoción que sólo los niños puede lograr. Mis personajes se quedaron conmigo , crecieron orgánicamente y se desarrollan a medida que yo misma crecía y cambiado con los años . Por ejemplo, mi personaje de Selene ( Selene Hécate , Mystic Dream) tiene la misma apariencia y aire de misticismo que tenía uno de mis primeros personajes. Nací en, Valencia, pero mi familia y yo nos mudamos a las Islas Canarias cuando yo tenía 8 años . En mi adolescencia me mudé a Londres, estudié Artes Escénicas en Ealing Terteary College y más tarde me gradué con una Licenciatura en Arte Dramático en la Escuela de Arte Dramático de las Universidad de Middlesex. Durante mis años en la Universidad. Unos años antes de empezar en la Universidad recibí una invitación para assistir a los Cursos de Verano de Royal Shakespeare Company . Empecé a escribir en prensa en Middlesex University Press Office, mientras cursaba para obtener la Licenciatura en Arte Dramático. Mas tarde pase a publicar diversos artículos relacionados con las Artes Escénicas en revistas y publicaciones online . Después de Graduarme como Actriz escribí mi primer guión para largometraje ” Lágrimas de Mariposa Lily ” . Reacia a enviarlo a cualquier productor o director de cine que podría alterar o cambiar mi guión decidí que tenía que debía de hacerlo yo misma , debía de aprender a producir y dirigir cine . Tal tarea parecía imposible en el momento pero aun así me embarque en un largo viaje que mr llevaría muchos años y muchos colaboraciones ayudando en diferentes producciones , con cineastas talentosos como Efrén González y Antionio González , Lance Nielsen, que trabajan muy duro pero todavía están a la espera para ver sus grandes sueños cumplidos . Como actriz he tenido muchos papeles importantes en producciones teatrales , como Sonya en Tío Vania , de Anton Chejov , Desdémona en Otelo de William Shakespeare , la princesa Jasmine de Aladdin , Chica en A Night Out, de Harold Pinter , Diane en Anillo alrededor del Luna. Mas tarde combine el Cine el teatro y mis obras literarias con una vida familiar muy exigente. Muchos de mis creaciones, tales como la historia Hécate , surgieron y se desarrolló en medio de la lactancia materna y el cambio de pañales . Mis hijos nacieron en 2004 y 2005 . Años después, en 2011 me matriculé en un Máster en Realización Cinematográfica curso en la Universidad de Kingston en Londres , desde entonces he hecho 6 cortometrajes. ” Lance y Lucy . La Pequeña Película “,” The Explorers “y” Ella Moon Love Spell ” , ” moda ética “,” Ojos de Arte ” The Making of MÉTODO ” . Actualmente estoy trabajando en la pre-producción de METHOD y la distribución de Ella Moon Love Spell , Ojos de Arte y Moda Ética . También estoy trabajando en la recaudación de fondos para mi primer largometraje ” Hekate – Mystic Dream” (título provisional ), espero se impulse con la publicación de la secundad edición de la obra literaria que la inspira. She Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell Art

“She Moon, Love Spell” at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

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“Love from above shine here below.
Love of soul let her be whole.
Love in spirit be empty of all.
Love infinite be he adored.
Let love on earth be poured.
Let fear in her soul flee its hold.
May the Joy of love never be here untold”

“She Moon, Love Spell” 2013 Short Film

“I had a dream, the melody of  life, Love”

A writer recalls an encounter with who she hopes to have a love affair. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market " She Moon, Love Spell" by Sylvia Love Johnson

“She Moon, Love Spell” a experimental short film by Sylvia Love Johnson, showcases  in one of the Short Film Market theatres at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. The Georges Conchon (160 seats) or the Boris Vian (324 seats) theatres are very much appreciated by the delegates who come along to discover the latest productions. 

Sylvia Love Johnson Writer:Director

She Moon, Love Spell, was conceived as an Avant-Garde project for a course module while completing an MA in Filmmaking.  Sylvia went into production without a script; only an idea, a few frames in mind, the lyrics of the She Moon Song and a message to share.

The She Moon song composed by Tim Bond, the lyrics written by Sylvia Love Johnson

The characters in the story; Sirim, Luna, Tamara, Selene and Dama based on the Novel by Sylvia Love Johnson “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream” are portrayed by the young talents  Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic and Melissa Sanger and the dancer Sammi Foster incarnating a younger Selene. While the leading voices are from singers Rebecca Lacey and Athena LeFay.

The second edition of the Novel that inspired this short film “Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream” is due to be published in 2014.

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market " She Moon, Love Spell" by Sylvia Love Johnson

Exhibition Hall at Clermont-Ferrand Film FestivalExhibition hallOpening hours : from monday February 3 to thursday February 6 from 9.00am to 7.00pm Friday February 7 from 9.00am to 2.00pmInternational film & media promotion bodies, short film agencies, production and distribution companies and networks, associations andtechnical industries keenly share 1,000 sq. metres of exhibition space where they promote their business, present their catalogue, form working relationships whilst preparing new projects.Video LibraryOpening hours : from saturday February 1 to thursday February 6 from 9.00am to 9.00pm Friday February 7 from 9.00am to 2.00pm

An average of 6,500 new titles are registered each year for the Short Film Market and made available for viewing on 39 video terminals to 370 industry delegates (buyers, TV, distributors, festival curators…).

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Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market " She Moon, Love Spell" by Sylvia Love Johnson

Short Film Market 2013:

3,300 industry delegates, 33 exhibiting countries (247representatives),
301 film & media organisations, 518 producers, 46 TV buyers,
92 distributors, 85 theatre exhibitors, 505 festival curators.

3,907 films viewed by 340 delegates at the Market 2013 video library.
5,187 films viewed by 285 delegates via the online video library 2012.

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The Story behind She Moon, Love Spell

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Ten years ago, while going jogging by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sylvia  had a vision. It was the vision of a movement, through this movement humanity would change the course of its destiny for ever: planet Earth would become, what once was: paradise. This movement, being of a supernatural kind, started with the calling or awakening of millions of chosen souls, women and young girls. The chosen ones would fall sleep to allowed their spirits to travel to a magic realm. From this realm the souls of millions would be forever touched,  by whispering pure and simple love into the hearts of all humans, with The Love Spell. This would happen during an eternal night followed by a new day where there would only be  sheer and true love towards our planet and towards each other. She Moon, Love Spell is a melodic representation of this vision, merely the gist of it.  She Moon, is intended to be an extract extension of a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the main characters in the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson, “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”. This short film attempts to give a glimpse into the story and its message. Upon arrival back home after jogging, Sylvia made of the  vision a rough draft for a screenplay.  The completed screenplay/treatment for a feature film will still take several years to emerge. Before that, the vision would become a Short Story, “The Awakening of the Chosen Ones” 2005. Shortly after Sylvia would write a children’s theatre play, “Mi Amiga Selene” based on the same vision.  In 2011 it became a Novel “Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream” and  then Sylvia started working in a feature film treatment for the story.  In 14th February  2013 Sylvia Johnson completed the post-production period of the the Short Film  “She Moon, Love Spell” produced in UK. This journey was accompanied by casting call for a feature film that attracted hundreds of professionals actor’s and actresses in Spain during the Selene Hekate Casting Call. She Moon, Love Spell, was conceived as an Avant-Garde project due to a course module while completing an MA in Filmmaking.  Sylvia went into production  purposefully without a script, the challenge was to make an experimental short film;  she had an idea, a few frames in mind, the lyrics of the She Moon Song and a message to transmit.  Talented composer, Tim Bond became part of the creative team during the She Moon, Love Spell production. The characters in the story; Sirima, Luna, Tamara, Selene and Dama are portrayed by the young talents Ellie Bindman, Isabella SpeightMasha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic and Melissa Sanger and the dancer Sammi Foster incarnating a younger Selene. While the leading voices are from singers Rebecca Lacey and Athena LeFay.

The second edition of the Novel that inspired this short film “Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream” is due to be published and launched worldwide by the end of 2013. While the feature film, shall be filmed mainly in Spain and is still in pre-production stages and fundraising.

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Mystic Dream in Preproduction (Press Release)

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Sylvia Love Johnson Looks to Raise Funds Through Kickstarter for Her Film Mystic Dream (via SBWire)

Mystic dream is a feature film based on a novel, about the power of love, a greater source for conquering the dreams of humanity, the eternal paradise. London, UK — (SBWIRE) — 04/22/2013 — This project is to fund a feature film based on “Selene Hekate Mystic Dream”, a Novel by Sylvia L.Johnson.…

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She Moon, Love Spell (Short Film)

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A writer recalls an encounter with her lover. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

Original music from the Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson “She Moon, Love Spell” Music composed by Tim Bond, The She Moon Song Lyrics by Sylvia Love Johnson, Voices: Rebecca Lacey, Athena LeFay, Masha Warning, Isabella Speight, Sylvia Love Johnson. Piano Piece “Selene” by Tim Bond.

She Moon, Love Spell (Screenplay)

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FADE IN

INT. A BEDROOM NIGHT

The writes remembers an encounter with her lover…

THE WRITER (V.O)

Smile, to die for Inviting thoughts, licit and indecent. I turned my eyes away… blocking future intention of pursuing any trace of romance, intimacy or love.

FADE OUT

STYLISED IMAGES OF THE WRITER AS SHE REMEMBERS HER CHILDHOOD

THE WRITER (V.O)

When I was twelve, Selene and I had a conversation about my very first emotional disaster. She looked at me and conjured the spell.

SELENE (V.O)

“Love from above shine here   below. Love of soul let her be whole. 
Love in spirit be empty of all
. Love infinite be he adored. Let love on earth be poured
. Let fear in her soul flee its hold. 
May the Joy of love never be here untold”

EXT.LANDSCAPE DAY

Five girls walk from different point towards a common location to meet and cast a spell together in the forest.

THE WRITER (V.O)

The spell, launched at my

(MORE)

THE WRITER (CON’D)

…heart, pierced my soul. Humanity’s dream.

5 GIRLS

(Singing)

Mother Earth, Father Heaven Here we are, we are oneHeart to heart, soul to soul Spirits of nature are one Mother Earth, Father Heaven Here we are, we are one With the beatings of the EarthHear the beatings of our heart Your love caress, Divine is the pledge On humanity’s edge, a door concealed Dreamers of dreams, makers of greatness When vision lies, where mystery hides Without the doubt, our secret flies Beyond the walls of unborn times In stillness treasure is found Fulfilment hopes profound (repeat) Mother your call we hear In the fight against our fears We must wipe away their tears In order to release our fears To our mothers womb we shall return Our hearts and souls shall guide us in  We raise our arms to the sky Our voices sing to the Heavens above Hearts unbound, no cruelty found We claim the truth we walk the path In stillness treasure is found Fulfilment hopes profound… Mother Earth…

INT. A BEDROOM NIGHT

The writer continues to imagine her new story.

EXT. LANDSCAPE DAY.

The ghost of Selene, a little girl 11 years old, dances in an open field.

THE WRITER (V.O)

I had a dream. Love.

THE END

A short Experimental Film based on “Hekate, Mystic Dream”, Sylvia Love J

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Fifty Shades of Grey, Phenomenon Explained

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“I fall apart in his hands, my body convulsing and shattering into a thousand pieces.”

“I unravel at his words, exploding around him as I climax and splinter into a million pieces underneath him”

““You. Are. Mine. Come for me, baby” He growls. His words are my undoing, tipping me over the precipice.  My body convulses around him and I …. loudly calling out a garbled version of his name into the mattress”

“His voice is hard, hash, raw at my ear and I explode around him as he pounds rapidly into me”

 

It is amusing the way the author of Fifty Shades of Grey describes the same thing over and over again in seemly different ways.

Men and women, alike, can’t help but feel irresistibly attracted to the word “orgasm” and even more so to the feelings and sensations this phenomenon evokes.

The book (I have read up to pg. 145 of the first book) is full of repeated thoughts,   repeated feelings, repeated physical descriptions and mostly repeated sensations.  It encourages not elaborated thinking and offers no space for intelligence. It lends no room to discovery of any unknown passions.  It is definitely not a literary master piece; however, it does not fail to awaken basic human instincts.

Mr Grey is rich, handsome, smart, seductive, powerful, talented, sweet, kind, in control, he is ever so polite, but most of all he is horny.

I’m one of those people who could not resist the curiosity of knowing what was this all fuss about after witnessing such a huge media frenzy.

When I heard comments like:

“It has been the best seller in Britain for the past year”

and

“It’s doing better than Harry Potter did when it first came out!”

Well! To be compared with a Harry Potter, a book series that has sold over 450 million copies since first published in 1997;   making it the best selling book series in history.  Harry Potter has been made into a film series which is now the highest grossing film series of all time. The books  have been translated into 67 languages.

What could possible be compared to this?

I immediately bought the 3 Grey books.

After reading little more than a quarter of the first book, I feel compelled to write about how it feels and about my understanding of the…

Mr Grey phenomenon”:

  • You get 113.000.000 results in 0’22 seconds when you Google it.
  • 40 million copies sold since May 2011, selling at a rate of a book per second.
  • 6370 YouTube related videos, including numerous teaser trailers made by fans.
  • The story has been sold to Hollywood for $5 million.
  • There are numerous celebrities that have been suggested to play the main roles by the Grey fans, and some have actually showed an interest themselves.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey has been spread worldwide by women and by word-of-mouth. No much of the fancy marketing, I suspected, but a video of true Grey Fanatics, which has travel across the globe.

Blessed  be  the Internet!

Why is it so popular?

That is an easy question to answer really, and I don’t see why so many people are still surprised with this phenomenon. It is simply explained thus: The author offers the reader an experience of total sexual debauchery;

Put your hands up whoever does not like sex….

Put your hands up whoever has an amazing and very

fulfilling sex live with no complaints at all whatsoever…

I don’t see many hands up for the first statement, and for the second statemen, I see a few more male hands perhaps ,but not so many female hands.

American studies indicate that 4-10% of adult women have never experienced orgasm.  Women have been found to be orgasmic only 40-80% of the sexual practice.  Physical sexual satisfaction is influenced by several social factors;

Social background: Age, religion, childhood, education and timing of the first sexual experience.

Emotional ties: Happiness in the steady relationship.

Sexual techniques: The use or none use of sexual material.

Returning to the subject, Mr Grey; there is another important element within the story: Unlimited luxury, wealth and power.

Sex and money do it for us, humans. This is the way we are made. Of course, spiritual fulfilment, love and joy shall follow or ideally shall come first.

I do believe it is a trend that has actually tackled about unresolved issues on the topic it lavishes on.  Like any other trend it will pass, but not before people has squeezed out all the potential for discovery and liberation it carries, be it freedom of thought and speech, or freedom in any other form of expression such as freedom in sexual exploration.  This phenomenon can mark the emancipation of a modern woman who is perhaps beginning to admit that she would actually like to get more out of her sex life

Imagine being at an art Gallery; you walk about watching the pictures and sculptures. You know it really isn’t your thing; you don’t quite share the artist’s point of view at all. But suddenly you find yourself looking upon a vivid illustration of two things in life you really like. Those things are things you desire, openly or secretly.  In spite of the colours and texture and even the method of expression, which you actually dislike, you recognise those two elements which are missing in your life, yet brightly expressed before you at the Gallery, in the form of a painting.

Without the need of a luxurious canvas nor a perfect mix in colours, your senses are tickled and lead to the sensations that having those two elements can evoke in you.   You love the feeling,   not the painting itself but what it makes you feel, it awakens something that is within you.

This is how I found myself reading Fifty Shades of Grey with a strange, yet almost involuntary, enthusiasm it was a contradiction:  In regards to the literary work, I did not find I took to the author; her style, I found too simple to the point of patronizing and at times boring.  Her interactions with her subconscious, at first I thought  they were funny, then, soon, annoying, but later, even irritating.  The repeated and, in my opinion, wrongful use and mention of an “Inner Goddess” I found very disturbing.

But then, there is this gorgeous male specimen, rich, dominant, smart, beautiful, horny, and an “intoxicating” irresistible and constant promise of a sensational sex life experience.

Given this, who needs literature?

Unless of course you stop and realise that you are actually reading a book.

The mysteries of dreams and imagination play an important role here.

I am happy to confess that to this day I have not yet ever lead a sexual life which I could call “Memorable”

I dare say I am not the only woman in this planet that has not had a sex life to boast about and recall from it remarkable and unforgettable sex experiences.

There is also the love element in the book.

Twenty pages into the book, I knew what was going to happen:

Love Story. But it is not any odd love story. It is an intense love story.

Seen it, done it, lived it, felt it, watched it, heard about it, cried about it, laughed about it,  a million times before over and over, everywhere you look….

Predictable!  So what?

It is a love Story, and we, humans, cannot get enough of them. This is all we want, in life.  All we think about it, all we wish, all we sigh for…

What is your favourite story? For most people it will be a love story.

I confess I found myself wanting to read on, none stop. Even though I knew what was going to happen I wanted to be there, I wanted to witness it. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to participate in that first date, and in the first kiss, and the first night, the first time again!

How would that feel to make love for the first time again?

Surely I could do that, I could even be Ana, and I could be with Mr Grey; from the comfort of my own bed or couch I could take part in the Fifty Shades of Grey love story.

That’s actually what fiction books do, and I guess that’s what they are supposed to do.

Now, the main question arises:

Is a book good because of the exquisite use of literacy, imaginary, sentence formulation, thought provoking reflections, complexity of the storyline, themes, ideology and ability to challenge our intelligence and influence our environment?

Or

Is a book good when it manages to engage the readers in a way that they feel invited to, by their own imagination, be instantly transported into the world the author has created for them,  and they do not wish to depart from it until the invitation no longer exists, when the book is finished?

It is the concept of reading that we are judging. Not the book.

In my opinion the book is by no means “Good” in what I understand a good book should be.

But it is useful and entertaining for other things that do not necessarily need literacy.

When it comes to sex, fantasising is very useful.  How much easier can it get when someone else has done all the fantasying for you?

The author might not have severed you delicacy, exquisite taste and eloquence, she has done better than that, as far as sexual fantasying is concerned, she is giving you raw material for you to chew on at will.

Fifty Shades of Grey has its fans but it also has its haters. I’ve read many comments, a large number were negative comments. One stood out particularly:

“Over rated crap, I wish I hadn’t finish it”

This made me laugh out loud.

Whoever finishes a book or a series of books if they are not enjoying them?

Unless, the book is compulsory course work.

Who knows? What if the collective subconscious mind has made it a must read, compulsory book?

Do the haters hate he books, or do they hate the fact that they enjoy the books?

The author is not just brave, she is actually facing the facts: This is what we fancy now and then, preferable discretely and at times from a distance.

Let’s face it: We are sex-taboo-society.

Maybe its time we came to terms with this.

This is my point of view in the phenomenon.  It has made me particularly interested in sexuality studies in our society; I will be doing some more research on the topic.

I can’t wait to read your comments!

Sylvia Johnson

http://www.sylviajohnson.me

She Moon, Love Spell

Books, Films

She Moon Love Spell Music 

An experimental film based on a story of love, adventure and destiny. A glimpse in the fantastic world created in the Novel Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream.  This powerful story mixes love, magic and dreams to create an avenue of discovery and hope, where ordinary becomes extraordinary and the destiny of humanity is in the hands of five little girls.  The second edition of the novel has as centre part the love story of one of the main characters and the lover she wishes to conquer. She suffers from the trauma brought by a childhood tragedy. This trauma stops her from finding true happiness.

This Short emerged as an Experimental project with no script, the idea was to let ourselves be lead by the state of mind of a writer that creates a new world, during a night of longing for Love. The writer uses nature to inspire her thoughts and dreams.

“She always spoke with the moon, she said that the moon was her real mother”

 Hekate,  Mystic Dream.

She Moon, Love Spell, a short film based on the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson “Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream”. This literary work is also adapted into a screenplay for a full length feature film with the working title of “Ella Luna. Sueño Mistico” directed by Sylvia Johnson, in Pre production stages. The second edition of the novel available this summer in your e stores.

She Moon Song/ Selene
Music by Tim Bond
Lyrics by Sylvia Johnson

Hair and Make Up Art by Jamey- Leigh Webber.

Ellie Bindman

The “SHE MOON EXPERIMENTAL a Short Film.
A piece of magic presented with melodic poetry.

A writer, in reveries, recalls an unfortunate encounter with whom she hopes  to have a love affair. The feelings evoked lead her to remeber the chapter in her childhood when she discovered the truth about love. Meanwhile she writes a brand new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose  The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

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Sylvia Johnson

Joan of Arc Inspires “Montana Mischief”

Films

(Montana Mischief will enter Pre-production in 2015)

Joan of Arc achieved a remarkable achievement in her short life of 19 years. In particular she embodied religious devotion with great bravery and humility, her life helped change the course of French history.

Joan of Arc

“She was greatly committed to the service of God and the Blessed Mary.” (1)

From the age of 12 she began to have mystical visions. In these visions she said she felt the voice of God commanding her to renew the French nation. At her later trial Joan of Arc said she felt these visions were as real seeing another person. The visions were often accompanied by light and the presence of saints such as St Michael and St Catherine.

 

Montana Mischief

Feature Film by Sylvia Johnson

The 15 year old Janelle Montana is the Joan of Arch of the 21rst Century. Her story is set in gang mobster environment in the down to earth neighbourhood of Lewisham, Southeast London.

Synopsis

The action packed story of a young girl who has suffered a great loss and receives an extraordinary calling.  Montana Mischief focuses in how Janelle Montana deals with her loss; it will also reveal the bravery of her character and the loyalty of her teenage friends. Her decisiveness to take over her father’s business marks a new stage in her life and shows how she assumes responsibility, gains strength and builds her character. All these events clash with the celebration of her 15th birthday.

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Montana Mischief versus  Luc Besson’s Joan of Arch

Studying the films of Luc Besson  we see that excess and stylization are the two major hallmarks.  We are aware of this in characterization, decor and genre. The characters are usually larger than life, physically strong and they seem to lack psychological or historical depth, rather like comic-strip characters.  They are spectacular images cut loose from any clear historical context. The decor sometimes overrides narrative.

 What makes Besson’s heroes inspiring is that we all have something in common with them, that is their weaknesses.

When asked about strong female characterizations,  Besson replied that he found women much more interesting to make films about,  because they are not as strong as men, physically. The strategies that women adopt to be strong is what makes them so interesting in movies’ leading roles, said Besson.

 Montana Mischief wants to be created  from building a leader of spectacular pictures with an underlying story. Focusing on decor, genre, impacting images, we attempt to create psychological depth to the characters and a meaningful story from a clear historical background. The main character evolving and developing from visual images. Her character traits are revealed in the ways she chooses to deal with her circumstances. The story line is illustrated in pictures, the dialogue and soundtrack aid in complementing the deceptive story line which purposefully misleads the audience to make different suggestions as to what the “Truth” is.

 

The main character Janelle Montana owes partly inspiration for her existence to the epic character Joan of Arc, an adolescent who dreams and obeys a higher call.  

The life of Joan of Arc reflects the rising of a messiah. The question that has entertained historians is the “How did she happen?”  How did a young girl of sixteen or seventeen convince the Dauphine of France the future Charles VII to give her an army, to lead a battle against the English.  She drove the English out of Orleans and Charles was crowned King.  Subsequently Joan was captured by the Burgundians  sold to the English  tried by the church and executed at Rouen.

She appeared in a time of unrest when a nation needed a savior. Joan was sent from God. Her virginity was a powerful sign of integrity in her society. She has considered to have a pure and devoted heart.  Most importantly Joan of Arc represented a challenge that had to be met.

I chose to build a character that held some sort of similarities with Saint Joan of Arc,  not in the magnitude of her influence but in the reflection of her emotions, her character traits and how she is viewed by others in her society.

I wanted to create a character who was special no so much for her dreams, vision and God sent messages but for her strong personality which was  a direct inheritance from a very respected, feared and exceptional predecessor.  A character who would be free from the stereotypical format for a modern hero.  A character passionate and strong induced by the command of a greater source of power.  Janelle Montana is character that can stand alone as a savior/hero, for she is been given permission to do so by a higher authority. She is trusted because of her inherited character the loved shown to her and the loyalty of all those around her give her strength, yet she is especially vulnerable to ill fate. The how she deals with the overwhelming conflict that arises is a powerful message.

Joan Of Arc

“I was thirteen when I had a Voice from God for my help and guidance. The first time that I heard this Voice, I was very much frightened; it was mid-day, in the summer, in my father’s garden. ”  – Joan of Arc from her trial transcript. (2)

These visions made Joan of Arc even more religiously inclined. She would frequently go to confession and, it is said that, whenever she heard the bells for Mass she would immediately drop her work and run to church.

Initially Joan did not tell others about her visions and inner commandments but in May 1428 the divine messages urged her to seek an audience with Charles de Ponthieu currently an ineffective and relatively weak leader of the French.

At the time of Joan’s childhood, France was seriously divided with a lack of national unity. In 1415 King Henry V of England had invaded France and defeated the French army at Agincourt. This famous victory over the French nobility left the country weak and divided. The main divisions were between the Dauphins and English supporting Burgundians.

Under Charles de Ponthieu the French were without direction and without a real leader. When Joan of Arc came to the court she overwhelmed Charles with her passion and conviction. It is quite remarkable that this 17 year old peasant girl was, as a consequence, given control over an army and allowed to lead them into battle. Within a year Joan of Arc had led the French army to victories at Orleans, Patay and Troyes. Many other towns were also liberated from English control and it allowed a triumphal entry into Dauphin for the coronation of King Charles VII on 17 July 1429.

For her exploits and leadership Joan of Arc and her family were granted noble status. She has also won the hearts of the French soldiers who looked up to Joan as an almost mythical leader. However a year later Joan was captured by the Burgundian forces at Compiegne and sold to the English. Her trial is well documented and provides a revealing insight into her character and destiny.

The trial was a very testing experience for Joan. Initially the trial was held in public, but, her responses were much sharper than her prosecutors expected. She held her own and produced some strong rebuts, which gained her public sympathy. For example, the prosecution tried very hard to get her to blaspheme. She was asked:

Question at Trial: “Do you know if you are in the grace of God?”

“If I am not, may God place me there; if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. But if I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? ” – Joan of Arc  (2)

Eventually, the trial was continued behind closed doors. It appears Joan was threatened with torture, but, she wasn’t actually tortured. As expected, Joan was found guilty and condemned to death by burning at the stake. Faced with such an overwhelming ordeal Joan broke down and confessed.

However a week later she regained her strength and recanted her confession. She was able to face her ordeal with dignity. It is said that over 10,000 people came to see her execution by burning. Her ashes were scattered in the Seine. One legend tells how her heart remained unaffected by the fire.

26 years later the English were finally driven from Rouen and in a later inquest she was declared to be officially innocent and was officially designated to be a martyr. She was canonized a saint in 1920 and remains the patron saint of France.