Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Movie Explores Meditation

Segwan Bagg
For Yoga Entertainment Today

In the tradition of 4'33" by John Cage, Empire by Andy Warhol and the White Paintings by Robert Rauschenberg , YogaDawg's Bliss is a quirky 93 minute film that resides at the intersection of Yoga and Art. This crossover film has both yogis and artists raving while Hollywood is scratching its head over the popularity of this hybrid film that combines the yoga experience with a Minimalist art flavor.

This film is being distributed by the independent YogaDawg Productions (See YogaDawg Filmed). "I took the movie to every major studio in Hollywood and every one passed," said YogaDawg, the filmmaker behind Bliss. "Hollywood did not recognize the large size of the yoga movement and so they missed the boat”, he added.

Ms. Chasse, the spokesperson for Universal Films, is not convinced that doors are opening for this type of film. "I’m hearing that the film was a fluke", she said. "I tend to believe that it is only the genius of YogaDawg that made this film a success”.

The film drew gross revenues of more than $53 million; not bad for a film with no action, no dialog and no actors. "Looking a blank screen for an hour and a half is not my idea of entertainment", concluded Ms. Chasse.

Praise for YogaDawgs Bliss:

That film made me even more enlightened…Swami Ramdev

That film made me think. Now I think I really am kind of nuts!…Newly Reincarnated Osho

Best damn 93 minute nap I had in a long time…Earl of San Antonio

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - Prez Obama (Wake up and get us the Public Option - Ad sponsored by YogisForThePublicOption.Org)

I didn't need to think during the whole film. It was wonderful - Sarah Palin

Three scenes from the film Bliss