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Please join us and share your SHIFT story of transformation, inspiration and/or contribution. From your Inner SHIFT to the outer SHIFT, we would love to share your SHIFT story with the world. We will be gathering SHIFT stories and then posting them on our website. The top two voted stories, voted by you and your friends will be shot by our professional film crew and included in the final film.

FIRST STEP: Upload your video describing your SHIFT Story to YouTube.

SECOND STEP: Sign up below and send us the YouTube link  and message us with any other details you would like us to know.

Thank you for sharing your SHIFT Story!

SHIFT STORY CONTEST ENDS JULY 31, 2014

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ABOUT THE MOVIE

This is a unique and extraordinary moment in human history. This is a moment of hope and opportunity! As we reflect on the chaos, destruction and systems’ breakdowns on the planet, its important to SHIFT our focus to the phenomenal breakthroughs and innovations catalyzing THE SHIFT in how we perceive reality, the world, ourselves and our future as a species. This SHIFT in consciousness, driven by rapidly advancing technology and global connectivity, already hard wired in many of the younger generations is emerging around the globe in every aspect of our lives.

Conventional media has been focused on the worst and most painful breakdowns in our humanity and limited to a worldview of destruction and ultimate annihilation in one of many possibilities, aimed at keeping the masses fear ridden and feeling powerless. THE SHIFT Movie is a documentary film that shifts lenses and presents a worldview focused on the emerging consciousness around rapidly approaching, unprecedented Abundance, good will and an inspiring new story for the future for humanity, illustrating its many expressions.

In this film, voices of the pioneers, evolutionaries and visionaries imagining and creating a future that is brighter than we think, reveal the evidence that the human story is in the process of an evolutionary leap that is happening exponentially and globally. Each one of us has come to this life, at this unique moment in time, with the opportunity to expand and create. From an evolutionary perspective, the magnitude of planetary crisis is forcing us to consciously evolve.

Each of our individual stories reveals a hero’s journey with moments of discovery, awakening, transformation and vision. Through each challenge we face individually or globally, there is the opportunity to transcend the limitations of the current reality and focus on and create from a place of personal power and vision.

This unique time calls upon each of us to discover our unique gift and contribution to this unfolding. By embracing the Inner SHIFT from powerless to powerful, from victim to deliberate creators of our reality, we ignite the imagination and consciousness to create the world of which we dream. By SHIFTING the conversation from complaining about problems to solving them, individually and together through collaboration and cooperation we are uncovering a New story of what’s possible for our species and the planet.

THE SHIFT Movie shines a light on the magnificence of the human spirit and imagination to overcome adversity. The film presents stories of cultural and technology breakthroughs as well as stories of ordinary individuals doing extraordinary and courageous things to move our culture into the future with peace, love, well being and vision.

OUR TEAM

ROCHELLE MARMORSTEIN
Creator/ Producer/ Director

ROCHELLE MARMORSTEIN started her career with famed musical artist Frank Zappa, after graduating UCLA, magna cum laude in 1979. She worked in feature film and television before entering the world of finance and owned a successful mortgage brokerage company for over 25 years. Influenced by the teachings of spiritual philosophers like Deepak Chopra and working with Anthony Robbins in the area of personal development and self-transformation, Rochelle cultivated a passion to help others empower themselves. Dedicated to raising the consciousness through the unparalleled power of media, she returned to the arts, devoting the last 5 years to developing a film that reflects the magnificence of the human spirit in action, and the THE SHIFT.

From her background in Theater Arts she possesses a creative genius allowing her to develop a simple concept into one that transcends the superficial and tells a human story with depth and meaning. She produced and directed two critically acclaimed documentaries: “The Pen Picture” and “Dear Great, Great Grandpa”. THE SHIFT trailer, Rochelle created was released on the Internet and has received a phenomenal response from 144 countries, igniting the yearning for the hope and possibility that to a SHIFT to new worldviews and lifestyles that encourage sustainability, collaboration, love and peace.
End of 2009, Oprah recently spoke about the film and the movement with our star Derrick Ashong on Oprah radio, a testament to the power of this message and it’s movement into the mainstream.

PAUL TAYLOR
Co-Producer / Chief Marketing Officer

PAUL TAYLOR joins the Executive Team with a rich history in leading edge Global Strategic Marketing. As an executive at The Coca-Cola Company for seven years, Paul led global strategic planning for two multi-billion dollar business units. He was Global Strategic Innovation Director of Coca-Cola Classic & Diet Coke portfolio which produced $12 billion revenues, marketed in over 200 countries. Paul also served as Global Strategic Marketing & Innovation Director for Dasani & Powerade portfolio which produced $12 billion revenues, marketed in over 90 countries. Prior to The Coca-Cola Company, Paul developed his strategic marketing management skills while working at Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard.

Paul is now founder and President of Paul Taylor Consulting, LLC, a leading edge strategic consulting firm specializing in the areas of Strategic Vision, Insight, Branding, Communication, and Corporate Citizenship with a focus on helping organizations to maximize wealth creation for their stakeholders. His experience, skills and passion for Framing, Naming and Tipping
THE SHIFT into the mainstream in an authentically irresistible way is a highly valued asset for the film and all other related branding ventures.

CHRISTOPHER ALLINGHAM
Co-Producer/ Cinematographer

CHRISTOPHER ALLINGHAM found his love for visual art at a young age beginning with photojournalism for newspapers and magazines. After graduating from University of Maryland with a degree in Television/Film and Business, he pursued honing his craft at the Rockport Film and Video Workshops and the American Film Institute (AFI). For ten years, Chris ran NASA’s documentary unit in Washington, DC as well as produced, directed and contributed cinematography for a magazine style documentary broadcast series for NASA on space, science, technology and the environment, shot around the world. Overseeing high budget media contracts for both still photography and television projects with NASA helped Chris gain a very thorough understanding and advanced his skills in all facets of documentary filmmaking.

Chris went on to produce and direct programming for various broadcasters including Discovery and Travel Channel, CBS reality series “Big Brother” as well as National Geographic, Fox and Animal planet. A visionary producer, talented director and creative cinematographer, Chris has contributed his highly developed skills and artistic abilities in developing all of Lighthouse Films’ documentary projects.

DONNA LARNER LAVERY
Story Producer

Donna Larner Lavery, MA Spiritual Psychology, a.k.a. “Primadonna,” is an Emmy-award winning investigative journalist, consumer advocate, and entrepreneur.

Donna earned an emmy for a six piece investigative series on Childcare – Brain Development to Child Care for CBS News. Later she became Executive Producer & on-air consumer advocate for The Troubleshooter Show, taking this one-town live radio show into national syndication in over 200 markets for Clear Channel & Westwood One. While reporting, Donna started Solar Sense USA, Inc which manufactured in the US hip infant and child sun eyewear protection – Baby & Kids Lenz, later selling it to Serengeti Eyewear.

Derrick N. Ashong (DNA)
Story Advisor

An experienced musician, broadcaster and digital media influencer, DNA hasspoken and performed on five continents, including for the UN Foundation, Harvard Business School, MIT, Stanford, London School of Economics, King’s College (Cambridge) & UK Parliament.  His interviews have ranged from celebrities like John Legend, Zoe Saldana and Jimmi Cliff, to influencers like Arianna Huffington, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

A true “Afropolitan,” DNA grew up in Ghana, NY & the Middle East. Described by VanityFair.com as “a spirit of promise and hope and harmony” the music of his band Soulfège has charted on both sides of the Atlantic.   He was host of “The Derrick Ashong Experience” on SIRIUS XM’s Oprah Radio, and anchored the inaugural year of the Emmy-nominated social media TV show  “The Stream” on Al Jazeera English.

JONATHAN GRAMLING
Technical Consultant

Philadelphia born and Harvard educated, Jonathan works at the juxtaposition of music and technology, seeking new ways to use data, social media and new technology to imagine and execute new methods of creating and delivering music to the masses. A former Deputy Director at the DNC turned full time musician, Jonathan maintains a presence in the Tech Sector as an entrepreneur and an Independent Advisor in New Media Strategy. He is also one of the founders, along with musical and business partner Derrick N. Ashong, of a new tech venture – amp.it– which seeks to revolutionize new music discovery through social gaming.He presently lives as a Resident Tutor at Harvard University in Music, Web and Race Relations.

OUR ADVISORS

Deepak Chopra
Author/Lecturer Founder: “Alliance for a New Humanity”
Justin Kahn
Serial Entrepreneur / Founder WireImage, Mediavast, and *newzcard
Sheryl Leach
Filmmaker/Angel Philanthropist - Creator of Barney: Empowering children in 100 countries
Barnet Bain
Producer

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