Unity (film)

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Unity
Unity Film Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Shaun Monson
Produced by
  • Melissa Danis[1]
  • Shaun Monson
Written by Shaun Monson
Narrated by Various
Music by Yuko Sonoda[2]
Edited by Shaun Monson
Production
company
Nation Earth[3]
Distributed by
  • Fathom Events[4]
  • SpectiCast[1]
Release dates
  • August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12)
Running time
99 minutes[5]
Country United States
Language English

Unity is an upcoming 2015 American documentary film written, directed and produced by Shaun Monson. The second installment to Monson's 2005 film Earthlings, the film will be narrated by 100 actors, artists, athletes, authors, businessmen, entertainers, filmmakers, military personnel, and musicians.[1] The film is set to be released worldwide starting August 12, 2015.[1][6]

Content[edit]

"The title "Unity" signifies the intention of the content. It's not so much to entertain, like a past-time, but rather turn something "on" inside you that has been suppressed or forgotten by the mask that society or tradition puts upon us. But more than that the film also helps relate us to the mystery of existence, to all of existence, which we are merely a part." - Shaun Monson[1]

A documentary that explores humanity’s transformation and will be presented in five chapters: "Cosmic", "Mind", "Body", "Heart" and "Soul".[6]

Narrators[edit]

Reference:[1][7]

Production[edit]

On June 26, 2013, Shaun Monson started a Kickstarter campaign to complete and market the film, with the goal of reaching "a minimum of $800,000 to complete post-production and release the film within a year", but the fundraising was unsuccessful.[8] After Monson's first installment, Earthlings (2005), he spent roughly seven years developing, writing and producing Unity.[4][6]

Release[edit]

The film is produced by Monson and Melissa Danis with Nation Earth and will be distributed by SpectiCast and Fathom Events.[1][3][4]

The film was also recorded as an audiobook read by Monson. The audiobook is an unabridged version of the Unity script and is about five hours long.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Film Unity". Yuko Sonoda Official Site. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Shaun Monson - Unity Interview". Vegan Publishers. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "100 Celebrity Narrators, 7 Years In The Making... "Unity" To Screen In Cinemas Worldwide Beginning August 12". PR Newswire. April 22, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "UNITY (15)". British Board of Film Classification. June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "About - Unity". Unity the Movement. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cast - Unity". Unity the Movement. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "UNITY THE MOVIE by Shaun Monson — Kickstarter". Kickstarter. June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Audiobook ‘Unity’ explores Consciousness and Connection". Edge Magazine. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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