Circle of Life
Louie Schwartzberg is a filmmaker/artist who has devoted his life and career to celebrating life and the unlimited beauty of nature. At Gate One, Louie screened GRATITUDE for the first time. Recently his TED presentation with GRATITUDE posted on YouTube has topped 1,650,000 views across social media platforms. In this clip from his upcoming feature film, CIRCLE OF LIFE, Louie takes us on a journey through life marked by a series of passages, from birth to adulthood, from middle age to death. The film is an unprecedented look at these stages of the human condition from a completely new angle: as they are mirrored in the natural world.
Louie Schwartzberg an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and an innovator in the world of time-lapse photography. He recently completed Wings of Life, a documentary feature for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep. The film reveals the fragile relationship between flowers, and their pollination partners. It is a love story that feeds the earth. As a director, he is completing Hidden Worlds, a 3D-IMAX film with National Geographic. The film is a journey into invisible worlds that are too slow, too fast, too small and too vast for the human eye to see. He has received Clio Awards for Best Environmental PSA, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for Oceans of Air on the Discovery Channel, and recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series.
Currently, Louie is developing Moving Art™, a vast digitally-accessible film library, which is the world’s first collection of moving images created specifically as fine art for digital display ranging from large-format monitors to mobile phones. Imagery that celebrates every facet of life, mood and emotion, MOVING ART offers enchanting escapes from the stresses of daily life and providing a way to connect with ourselves, each other and the natural world. Movingart.tv is a new form of artwork. It will transform your space and you along with it.
At Gate 1, Louie premiered Gratitude. His recent TED presentation with Graditude has over 2 million views across social media platforms.
Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker/artist, has devoted his life and career to celebrating life and the unlimited beauty of nature. Beauty and its power of seduction are nature’s means for survival. Life desires life, no matter how brief it’s time on earth. Hopefully our awareness of how the little things in nature that sustains all life that we’ve taken for granted will not come too late. Louie Schwartzberg’s art is doing a lot to building that awareness needed for our survival.
“I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts. Beauty is natures tool for survival because you will protect what you fall in love with. You can shock people about environmental degradation, but unless you move people emotionally there won’t be the shift in consciousness we need to solve our problems.”