Milton’s Secret Launches a crowdfunding campaign

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Milton’s Secret Launches a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with the goal of raising $1 Million towards production of the movie based on the children’s book by Eckhart Tolle.

The book Milton’s Secret was written as a way for Tolle to communicate his “power of now” self-help philosophy to children and the movie has the same intention. The author serves as an executive producer on the project.

“I like the way in which it has grown from the original foundation of the book, and how it in a way has become more contemporary than the book,” Tolle remarked. “The screenplay is really directed to this time period – it reflects the challenges that so many people go through. It shows that ultimately the true resolution of these challenges do not lie at the external level, the true resolution lies on the inner level.”

The fundraising page describes the movie:

A dramatic feature film based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman. Milton’s Secret is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elderquest of his grandfather. Milton’s troubles seem to be coming from every direction. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is being bullied at school. Fear and dread are everywhere. When his unconventional grandfather visits, Milton learns that rehashing bad experiences and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.

The campaign is supported by the Dalai Lama Centre, Jennifer McLean’s Healing with the Masters and The Aware Show.

With glowing reviews for the script, the campaign is a catalyst for funding for the upcoming production of the film. The Astral Network Harold Greenburg Fund shares:

This is a surprisingly strong script. Admittedly, I had preconceptions about a script based on a book by Eckhart Tolle, a spiritual author. Instead of a didactic piece, Milton’s Secret is a well-written, slightly absurdist coming of age dramedy written with wit, emotional resonance, and some pathos.”

Please visit the IndieGogo funding page to support this campaign. Donations will still be collected even after the campaign closes.

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