Desert Walden Experience

Desert Walden Experience

Patrick took his camera to the desert for a two-day retreat away from the clamor of the filmmaking business in order to cleanse his palette and realign himself. You can read about his experience and watch the film that resulted at his website.

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La Source is Coming to a City Near You!

La Source is Coming to a City Near You!

“This is a really beautiful movie that I could totally seegetting into the conversation around Oscar time.”-Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net “Some documentaries just make you feel good about the worldand the people in it, and ‘La Source’ is definitely one of those.”-Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times After multiple sold-out showings and standing ovations for the cast and […]

TPK Deluxe Edition DVD Bonus Features

Want to hear what the cast and crew of The Philosopher Kings have to say about their experiences making the film? The bonus features on the Deluxe Edition DVD include a Q&A with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, audio commentary with producers Patrick Shen & Greg Bennick, the short film “Lessons from the Night” […]

Holstee Promo for La Source IndieGoGo Campaign

Have you seen the Holstee Manifesto poster? It’s been posted over 100,000 times on the web and it’s truly brilliant. We’re giving away FIVE of them to the next FIVE backers at the $250+ level to the La Source Social Action Campaign. You’ll receive a coupon code, which you can use at the Holstee website […]

Recap of L.A. Fundraiser Kick-off for La Source

On 9.10.11 we celebrated the kick-off of the campaign to raise support for the La Source Social Action Campaign during which we plan to empower/resource those who feel inspired to take action to end the global water crisis, the leading cause of death in the world. Please keep spreading the word about this campaign – […]

Help Us Share the Story of La Source

Help Us Share the Story of La Source

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Celebrate Labor Day with The Philosopher Kings

Celebrate Labor Day with The Philosopher Kings

We Want to Hear Your Janitor Stories! Are you a janitor or do you know one? Share your stories with us. Using your video camera or web camera, record yourself telling a story about your favorite janitor or janitor encounter, upload to YouTube and send the link to kings [at] transcendfilms.com. Our favorite ones will […]

Faces Behind the Label

Every once and awhile we do stuff for people we like, especially people who share our goal “to agitate the sleep of mankind”. Our friends at Faces Behind the Label, a non-profit organization who advocates for migrant workers in China was in need of an identity video to help spread the word and get their […]

“La Source” Trailer Unveiled!

"La Source" Trailer Unveiled!

We’ve been hard at work to shooting our upcoming feature documentary “La Source” and we’re proud to announce that the trailer is complete! Please forward/comment/post/share! For more information visit http://lasourcemovie.com.

“…to agitate the sleep of mankind.”

When I adopted those words from Freud as my company’s vision statement years ago, I could have never guessed what incredible adventures it would lead to down the road. But as rewarding and fruitful as the work has been, the need for an awakening has gone unchanged. In the wake of the devastating earthquake in […]

The Philosopher Kings Coming to a City Near You

Fresh off two sold-out screenings at the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival, The Philosopher Kings will begin a series of screenings in theaters, universities, film festivals, museums, and churches throughout the U.S. beginning August 26th, 2009 at Cornell University. To see a preliminary list of tour dates, visit The Philosopher Kings Screenings Calendar. If your […]

The Philosopher Kings Back By Popular Demand @ Silverdocs!

The Philosopher Kings was among the most talked about films at this year’s Silverdocs Film Festival resulting in a sold out world premiere, which took place on June 18, and another sold out encore screening in AFI Silver’s 430-seat theatre, which took place on Sunday, June 21. The Philosopher Kings was so popular among festival-goers […]

The Philosopher Kings set to premiere @ Silverdocs!

Out of 2,000 submissions from all over the world, The Philosopher Kings has been chosen as an official selection of the 2009 AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival which takes place in the Washington D.C. area next month. The film, which will premiere on Thursday, June 18th @ 7:15pm, will be part of the Sterling US Feature […]

The Philosopher Kings in Final Stages of Post-Production

We’re hard at work finishing up the final cut of The Philosopher Kings and we expect it to be complete by March sometime. After that, it’s off to our composer Nathan Matthew David and then finally off to our sound designer. We hope to be premiering the film at a major film festival by mid […]

The Philosopher Kings Has Been Chosen for IFW!

The Philosopher Kings has been selected among entries from all over the world to participate in this year’s Independent Film Week (formerly IFP Market), the largest industry-only film market for independent films and documentaries. Previous independents that have been accepted into IFW, which takes place September 14-19, include the Coen Brother’s Blood Simple (1984), Clerks […]

New Website for The Philosopher Kings Live!

Transcendental Media is pleased to announce the launch of The Philosopher Kings’ newly redesigned website. Our online home for the ground-breaking documentary that explores common wisdom from the perspective of extraordinary custodians working at prestigious universities, now hosts stunning new features and content. You’re invited to meet the compelling members of our cast who narrate […]

TM’s Award-winning Footage Available on Shutterstock.com

We’ve shot hundreds of hours of footage all over the globe and we’ve got so much footage we don’t know what to do with it all. For the first time, we’ve opened up the TM archives to documentary filmmakers, TV networks, and multimedia producers around the world making our award-winning footage available exclusively on Shutterstock.com, […]

TM is a Movement

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 […]