Posts Tagged ‘The Philosopher Kings’

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” […]


TimesReporter.com

TimesReporter.com

“After watching the film, you come to respect this custodial wisdom, and you recognize that we each have learned lessons from our varied experiences and have a story to tell. Each story is as important a thread in our collective tapestry as the next, and what we do to earn a paycheck does not add […]


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 […]


“The Philosopher Kings” Featured Doc on Hulu

"The Philosopher Kings" Featured Doc on Hulu

It’s official: Our latest film “The Philosopher Kings” can now be seen on Hulu for FREE and has been one of the most watched documentaries since its launch! If you’ve already seen it, there are still many ways that you can support us on Hulu: 1) Watch it again! 2) Share the link with friends/family […]


See a Movie NOT Playing at Your Local Theater

See a Movie NOT Playing at Your Local Theater

This post is part of our “Behind the Scenes” series of blogs in which we share “trade secrets”, stories, and insights into our filmmaking process to give fans & fellow filmmakers a glimpse into how we do it and what we’ve learned along the way. YouTube has become the new television for an entire generation. […]


The Weekly Dig Review of The Philosopher Kings

The Weekly Dig Review of The Philosopher Kings


“A supremely designed, fluent and delicately shot film, The Philosopher Kings is everything that you don’t expect, and nothing that you do.”


Pasadena Weekly Features The Philosopher Kings

Pasadena Weekly Features The Philosopher Kings


“It’s easy to assume that society’s often most underappreciated workers — people like janitors, fry cooks, garbage collectors and security guards — don’t have much to say about life. But… those assumptions couldn’t be more off-base.”


LA Times Review of The Philosopher Kings

LA Times Review of The Philosopher Kings


“moving documentary…”


LA Weekly Reviews The Philosopher Kings

LA Weekly Reviews The Philosopher Kings


“The visuals are crisp, and Shen’s seamless editing creates conversation between his various subjects, as the spoken musing of one plays over the images of another. Kings arcs hard toward its uplifting ending, but it also completely earns it.”


The LAist

The LAist


“It shows real people and real stories, which is why it’s so powerful and inspirational.”


“…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 […]


San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle


“terrific documentary about janitors – yes janitors”


Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell Daily Sun


“Filmmakers Patrick Shen and Greg Bennick call this connection between the audience and Evener an example of going from living in a two-dimentional world to living in a three-dimensional one.”


Cornell Alumni Magazine

Cornell Alumni Magazine


“The response was overwhelming… A sea of read shirts, standing ovations at both screenings, some of the custodians in tears.”


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 […]


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