Documentaries GV12 and GV14
On location in Bali, Indonesia Multi-award winning independent filmmaker Bob Bryan explores and documents the captivating, stunning and magical Indonesian paradise of Bali.
Just 8 degrees south of the equator and 2 miles east of Java is an Indonesian island so famous in legend that the mere mention of its name conjures up images of mystery and excitement. That magical place is Bali, Indonesia. www.graffititiverite.com/GV14_MYTH_MAGIC_&_RITUALS.htm
The first documentary is titled:
GV12 WAYANG KULIT: Bali shadow puppet theatre.
Produced, directed, written, shot and narrated by filmmaker Bob Bryan
Duration: 90 minutes
Traveling halfway around the world in a completely different culture, award-winning filmmaker Bob Bryan discovered the fantastic shadow puppet theater Wayang Kulit. In this wonderful presentation, Bob shares the shadow game live (performed in its entirety on location in Bali, Indonesia) for all of us to experience and enjoy!
“Wayang is the Indonesian word for theater (literally means ‘shadow’). Kulit means skins (the puppets are made of leather.) The Dalang is the master puppeteer who is believed to communicate to physical beings and the spirit world. The Dalang gives life to the puppets while simultaneously singing and speaking all the voices of the characters while simultaneously tapping all the cues for the musicians.” – Traci Cooper, ROVI All-Media Guide
These shadow puppets are believed by the Balinese people to possess amazing mystical and spiritual powers. Believe it or not, the incredible performances of Wayang Kulit date back over 800 years.
All Shadow Puppet pieces are accompanied by the Gamelan Orchestra which is made up of musicians and instruments as a separate entity. The word Gamelan comes from the Javanese word Gamels, which means “to hit or hammer”.
The portrayals of Wayang Kulit and his characters are based on the Indian epic “The Mahabharata” composed between 300 BC and 200 AD, which is the longest running work in world literature. More than three times longer than the Bible, it is often called “the great history of India”. For centuries, Wayang Kulit has been the Balinese version of cinema…considered by many to be a sacred ritual.
Additional documentary bonus:
INDONESIAN PARADISE BALI (Travel Documentary)
“Traveling around Bali as a guest of the Balinese government, filmmaker Bob Bryan was able to capture the beauty and splendor of a truly unique travel destination. The title Indonesian Paradise Bali really says it all.”
Total running time including bonus travel documentary: 90 minutes.
The second documentary is titled:
GV14 MYTH MAGIC & RITUALS (Barong Dance, Cremation Ceremony, Kecak Dance)
Produced, directed, written, shot and narrated by filmmaker Bob Bryan
Duration: 76 mins.
For the Balinese people, THE BARONG DANCE is one of the most famous dance rituals in Bali, Indonesia. It is an offering of dramatic art paying homage to God through the beauty of music and movement. “Barong” in Balinese mythology is considered “the king of spirits”. the embodiment of “good”. “Rangda” embodies the opposing destructive forces associated with black magic and dark spirits.
Death is not the end! The Balinese are a very religious people who believe that “the cycle of life” does not end with the loss or “Death” of our temporal selves… of our bodies. Rather, they believe that the spirit of the deceased will return to earth as another human being. This return is called “Reincarnation”. Discover the preparations and execution of this fascinating cultural ritual and reality.
THE KECAK DANCE
Conceptualized as a TRANCE RITUAL, the more than 80 men raise their hands above their heads, flexing their fingers like flames of fire, while chanting “cak ke-cak kec-cak”. Pronounced “Ketjack or keh-chanhk”. Once in a trance state, they are said to communicate with their God or the spirit of their ancestors. Storytellers recite specific stories from the epic “The Ramayana”, the great Hindu holy book, while “dancer-actors” act them out in unforgettable dramatic and magical performances.
“Have you ever wanted to take a trip to a foreign country to immerse yourself in their culture, but didn’t have the money? Join filmmaker Bob Bryan as he recounts these magical ceremonial rituals from Bali, Indonesia, in his fascinating new production. Graffiti Verité 14 (GV14) Myth, magic and rituals.” -Michelle Angellini
“…Very stylized, artistic and off the beaten path.” – Miyoshi Grant
“I just watched and really liked the richness and opulence of GV14! They celebrate things differently there. I love these masks! You have the gift of creativity and motivation that a lot of people don’t. haven’t. I can’t wait to see the whole documentary again.” – Madness Jane
“I really enjoyed the subject matter and your editing is right on the money. Great job indeed! Well done!” -James Owen Shepard
“Another Bob Bryan masterpiece. The trailer alone had me sitting on the edge of my seat.” – Eric Canada
“Bob, thank you, the Balinese music immediately caught my attention, but the juxtaposition of subjects fascinated me. Very creative!” -Renee Dawson
GV12 available on Amazon Streaming video and DVD www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01FZZBETU/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
GV14 Available on Amazon Streaming Video and DVD www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B00V9CCOIE/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
Bryan World Productions
Los Angeles, California USA 90004
Press contact: Bob Bryan
Email: [email protected]
About Bryan World Productions:
Bryan World Productions is a multi award-winning independent film and television production company.
Filmmaker/author Bob Bryan has created a phenomenal independent distribution network including Netflix, Amazon.com, Follett Higher Educational Group, and over 200 major online distributors and outlets. Today, the GV Docu-Series are considered urban classics and are currently distributed through public libraries, schools, commercial outlets, and digital downloads.
In 2014, Bryan World Productions produced GV21 THE WANDA COLEMAN PROJECT: Genius. (period). The multi-award-winning filmmaker presents “one of the major writers of his generation”. Bryan interviews brilliant poet/writer/journalist Wanda Coleman, author of over 20 books: The Riot Inside Me, Mercurochrome, Heavy Daughter Blues, and Mad Dog Black Lady, et al. GV21 is a can’t-miss interview if you’ve ever loved Wanda Coleman’s writing or want to find out what her beautiful life, poetic conceptual process, and creative writing philosophy was all about.
The documentary received numerous awards and special recognition from the United States Congress, a special certificate of recognition from Congress was given to Bryan World Productions as well as a certificate of recognition from the city of Los Angeles (given to filmmaker Bob Bryan for his professional excellence and contribution to the poetic community of Los Angeles.)
Management of Bryan World Productions:
Bob Bryan (CEO) – Clearly, filmmaker Bob Bryan has been a singularly powerful force in putting the Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement on the national and international map. Bryan’s GRAFFITI TRUTH’: Read the Writing on the Wall is the classic 600-pound guerrilla warfare in the room demanding respect and recognition from the coveted Art Circles of Power.
Loida Mariano, MA (Account Manager) – Ms. Mariano is the Art Director of the GV Docu series.
This press release was published on openPR.