Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Flipside the Film purchased by Gaiam TV


Release Date:    IMMEDIATELY

Gaiam TV announces purchase of Richard Martini's documentary film “Flipside: A Journey Into the Afterlife.”

Santa Monica, CA - Gaiam TV has purchased the broadcast rights to acclaimed journalist (Variety/Premiere) and award winning filmmaker (“Cannes Man”) Richard Martini's documentary about the afterlife “Flipside: A Journey Into the Afterlife.”

The 90 minute doc is based on his best-selling book (#1 in its genre at Amazon) “Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife.”  Doc is about the controversial life and work of psychologist Michael Newton (“Journey of Souls”) who claims 7000 of his clients said the same startling things under deep hypnosis about the afterlife during his 30 years of practice prior to publishing in ‘94.  Martini interviewed Newton, began filming sessions with people under deep hypnosis (4-6 hour sessions) including himself. Doc shows no matter whom he chose to film, from whatever walk of life, religious affiliation or none - subjects said the same things about the journey to the afterlife and our reportedly subsequent return with spiritual guidance, which Newton dubs the life “between lives.” Film covers reincarnation and reasons behind it.

The film travels to India, Tibet, features interviews with a number of Newton trained therapists.   Martini appeared a number of times on George Noory's Coast to Coast radio program, and after his appearance on Noory's “Beyond Belief” (reportedly the 2nd highest rated appearance in the history of the show) Gaiam TV bought rights to the documentary.  “I'm thrilled to be associated with Gaiam” said the veteran filmmaker, who has written and/or directed eight theatricals. “This research is controversial, the results controversial, but amazingly the same, no matter whom I've filmed, or from what background, with a variety of Newton trained therapists. If this research turns out to be replicable in a scientific setting, it will literally change the way we view our journeys together on the planet. And I can't think of a better venue than this spiritual network of GaiamTV.” Based in Colorado, Gaiam TV represents a number of new age films (“What the Bleep Do We Know”) which delve into spiritual arenas. Martini is repped by Joel Gotler at IPG in LA.

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