One of the most powerful martial artists in North America has a mystical experience that transforms him from a deadly fighting machine to a peaceful sage who believes he has the secret to healing the world.
In GRANDMASTER MOSES we meet the colourful character Rob Moses, a renowned Kung Fu master who trained the Hollywood actor David Carradine (“Kill Bill, “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues”) until his untimely death in 2009. Moses trained with northern Shaolin monks and his students say he has superhuman strength. But Moses’ entire life changed after a mystical experience on a beach in California. He became consumed with the idea of creating a new type of martial arts practice – one not used for self-defence or aggression but for inner healing and world peace.
There are over 280 million people around the world who hear voices and every one has a story. This is the story about Kevin Healey, a Toronto-based Hearing Voices Support Worker who personifies his main voice Dave Umbongo as a cool-looking puppet with sunglasses and describes as a “quantum phenomenon.”
Parallel Vision Productions was founded by two award-winning story editors who share the same Vision — to make original and engaging stories, videos, and documentaries that challenge preconceived ideas and offer unique ways of perceiving the world.
We are story tellers by nature and have the passion, creative vision, and experience to bring projects to life.
We start with an idea that we’re passionate about and our creative process flows from this central place. It’s about trust in ourselves, our team and having the determination to make our creative vision come to life.
We want to open our minds to different ways of seeing and do our small share to help make our world a better place.
Pedro Orrego and Michelle Melles are independent filmmakers and Toronto-based producers, directors and story editors. They helped to create and launch the critically-acclaimed and Gemini-award (Canadian Screen Award) winning television show SexTV (1998-2008). This Canadian broadcast documentary television series, the first of its kind in North America, explored sexuality and gender around the world in an intelligent, thought-provoking and cutting-edge way. In 2008, they joined forces once again to create Parallel Vision Productions.
Michelle Melles is director, writer and producer with a background in independent documentary media, broadcast television production, and magazine journalism. She has worked for some of the top television shows in Canada, has written for BUST Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor for the online magazine Find Your Pleasure. She is an honours University of Toronto graduate (with high distinction) and is currently getting her Masters in Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University.
Pedro Orrego is a story editor, director, and musician who has worked for some of the most prominent production companies and networks in Canada & the U.S. In 2004, he was the Series Producing when SexTV won the Gemini award for Best Lifestyle show in Canada, given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
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Coming up with an original idea and a story worth telling is one of the hardest parts of any production.
We seek truth in a “post truth” era. We use credible sources, search for the best interviews and use documentary film analysis.
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