For us at TM, making films is not just the business we are in, but an exercise in being human and interacting with the world. We like to think of Transcendental Media as a movement comprised of individuals, inside and outside the walls of TM, committed, above all else, to honest filmmaking and who have come together to impact people with their art. Since the release of Flight from Death two years ago, we experienced some incredible growth in which we found ourselves hiring more and more staff, and renting larger and larger office spaces. We were well on our way to becoming a mini media empire. However, what we would eventually learn, is that the danger of growth is becoming disillusioned by that growth and losing focus on what it is that one first sets out to do.
It’s a common struggle of artists everywhere – the balance of art and commerce. After all, how can one pursue his passions with no regard to how he will feed himself, let alone his family? In fact, isn’t the balance of pursuing one’s passions and feeding oneself a struggle common among all people? The mechanics of culture as we know it would crumble if we all began to feed our creative impulses to live and think differently. The unknown is whether or not we and our culture would survive the crumbling. We say, let’s find out.