PARK CITY, Utah
- Jan. 16, 2014
-- Sundance Film Festival: Executive Producer Buck Allen today announced the launch of JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD, a project in development to adapt author John Lundin's epic fantasy novel, Journey to the Heart of the World, as a feature film to be shot on location in Colombia and which will showcase the natural beauty of Colombia and present the environmental and spiritual message of its indigenous peoples to young adult audiences around the world.
John Lundin's new fantasy adventure novel JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD, is in development as a feature film for teen audiences. Where the snow-capped mountains and the tropical rain forests meet the Caribbean Sea, a hidden tribe of Indigenous Elders watch over the Earth in seclusion as caretakers for the Earth's very environmental existence.
Revealing themselves and their sacred teachings now, as the Earth is on its eco tipping point, they show us the Earth's destruction and a way to repair it as seen thru the eyes of a teenage from New York, as they pass on ancient wisdom through action and fantasy sequences of the past, present and future. The property includes Instructional Systems Design for schools and an ongoing Civic Action including In-Service-Learning. The project seeks committed environmentally conscious Directors and Casting Directors to craft the lead character's through line. Executive Producer Buck Allen, a 20 plus year member of the DGA, helms the effort. This is John's first feature film and is based on his first novel. He previously co-authored THE NEW MANDALA in collaboration with His Holiness the Dali Lama.
JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD, with music supervision by two-time Grammy Award-winning music producer Christian Costagno, is based on a true story. Targeted for spring 2015 release.