“It was a Festival of full-spectrum conviction, overflowing with compelling
emotions that reflect the real conundrums pressing in upon our emerging global
society with accelerating force. In this sense this now-annual Festival is a
natural outgrowth of a growing, terrestrial upheaval that is going to leave
no part of man’s collective being untouched.”
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT 2014 EVENTS!
The 4th Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival was be held at “The Federal” in
North Hollywood, CA, on October 4th 2014.
As with all Z Media Festivals, we invite other socially conscious groups to join
us during the weekend to create some noise, in a gesture of global unification.
If you have an event to submit for our listing, please email us here.
The 4th Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival
Landmark Socially Conscious Festival Featuring Live Music, Short Films, Comedy and Art
LOS ANGELES, CA – Uniting the world through the power of art, the Zeitgeist Media Festival is back for its fourth annual main event. Occurring at The Federal in North Hollywood, Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 6pm-11pm, this not-for-profit activist arts festival features live music, comedy, short films, spoken word and more.
Recognizing the power of art and media to help shift consciousness, the annual “Zeitgeist Media Festival bridges the artistic & activist communities in the hope to inspire change. It recognizes that deeply needed, radical changes in the structural/economic workings of society can only manifest in tandem with a personal/social transformation of values in each of us.
PRESS KIT: www.zeitgeistmediafestival.org
Prior years talent have included live performances and presentations by singer/songwriter Cofield Mundi,world-renowned
Sufi singer & composer Sussan Deyhim, Emmy-nominated TV writer (“Heroes”, “Touch”) Tim Kring,international best-selling author Marianne Williamson, Emmy-winning comedian Rick Overton, violin virtuoso and activist Lili Haydn, acting Icons Rutger Hauer & Charles Fleischer, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Gary Nicholson and many more. Film short screenings,which are a large part of each festival, have featured James Cromwell, Jason Taylor, Mark Magidson, Jason Silva, George Langworthy and more.
Partners for previous years’ festivals include: Artivist Film Festival, KPFK Radio, Avalon Hollywood, Project Peace On Earth,Stickam.com, Cell-nique, LA Food Bank, Creative Wsions, Good Planet Media, Leaders Causing Leaders
This year’s socially-minded artists will include the event’s headliner, the legendary Lili Haydn, award winning comedians Rick Overton and Lee Camp; ‘Zeitgeist’ filmmaker & founder Peter Joseph and the sensational live music of Rooftop Revolutionaries, The Siren, Nomi Abadi, Heather Donovan, Ben Stewart, Captain Danger, the art of Near One and many more performers, installations and short films.
This year the main event will take place in Los Angeles,s Oct. 4th. Reserve Tickets are recommended as tickets are expected to sell out in this intimate venue.
Saturday October 4, 2014 6:0opm-1 1:0opm
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
The mission of the Zeitgeist Media Festival and The Zeitgeist Movement is to bridge the difference between all nations,races, classes, genders and creeds; to understand we all share the same basic needs; to understand we are truly One Family sharing One Habitat and that our world views and hence societal approaches should reflect this foundational global perspective.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014
Press Contact: Sharleen B. Cell: 424.261.2284
Artist Detail: 2014 Zeitgeist Media Festival
George Clinton calls her ‘The Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” Rolling Stone called her music “fiery and virtuosic..”
lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed major label recordings as a solo artist. lili (1997 Atlantic Records), light Blue Sun (2003 BMG Music). Goodbye Stranger Ep (2007 Nettwerk Music Group), and Place Between Places (2008 Nettwerk Music Group). She has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the los Angeles Philharmonic, Josh Groban, Seal, Match· box 20, Cyndi lauper, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars to name a few. Both as a solo artist and as support, lili has performed in premiere concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl. www.Iilihaydn.com
Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the weekly comedy news show ‘Redacted Tonight with lee Camp’ on RT America. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former stall humor writer for the Hullington Post, and his web series “Moment of Oarity” has been viewed by millions. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of political stand-up comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. His TV show and podcast can be found at lee Camp. net, as can his comedy albums and books.
Rooftop Revolutionaries are a modern hard rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Unlike many contemporary bands, Rooftop Revolutionaries express political and social views in their songs, blending a message with a punishing sound similar to that of Shined own, Chevelle and Alice in Chains. Rooftop Revolutionaries create music for the movement to Get Money Out of politics; to return the power to the people. Every issue in this country, from education, health care, war, poverty, economy and the environment can be traced back to the corrupting influence of money in politics. Rooftop’s music is a medium to fight that corruption, to engage through entertainment and to push for change.
Peter Joseph is an American born Musician, Filmmaker, Author, lecturer and Activist; best known worldwide as the creator of the controversial and award winning “Zeitgeist Film Series” and founder of the “The Zeitgeist Movement”, a social sustain ability advocacy group which currently operates in over 70 countries. Joseph lectures around the world on the topics of cuttural/ social sustainability and the importance of critical thought and scientific literacy. He has been featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, TEDx and is also a frequent guest/economic critic for Russia Today. Joseph is an active musician and performs around Los Angeles, where he currently resides. Joseph’s broad focus is on media related expressions with the intent on affecting society in a positive way. IWIW.peterjoseph.info
Rick Overton is an American writer, actor, and comedian. His writing credits include Dennis Miller Live (for which he won an Emmy award), and his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. In the 2005-2006 TV season Overton appeared on Alias as amad Russian and on Joan Of Arcadia in which he played God explaining to Joan, played by Amber Tamblyn, the meaning of real weatth. Rick played many characters on the FOX Net- work sketch comedy show The Edge from 1992 to 1993. Rick also portrayed both H.G. Wells and Orson Welles in an episode of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd Podcast. His parents are jazz pianist, composer and teacher Hall Overton and singer Nancy Overton. www.rickoverton.net
Nomi Abadi is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in South Orange County. A piano prodigy, she began playing the piano at the age of 3. She performed as a guest soloist in her first concert with the Orange County Chamber Orchestra at age 5. As a child, she also appeared on numerous television shows such as Crook and Chase, This Is Amazing (hosted by Pat O’Brien), and Showbiz Today, and was featured on the front page of the LA Times and the Orange County Register. At 8 years old, she attended the Mannes School of Music in New York City, where she lived for one year, before returning to her native California. When she was 11, Nomi embarked on a three-week classical tour of Eastern Europe, playing concerts in Budapest and Prague. With the support of her mother and the divorce from her father, she performed in over fifty theatrical productions from ages 9-1 3, and joined the Long Beach Shakespeare Company as their youngest member at 12 years old.
As a PERFORMING SONGWRITER, Heather has opened for KEB’ MO’,TORI AMOS, and FIONA APPLE. She has per· formed at venues like the HOTEL CAFE, THE MUSIC BOX HOLLYWOOD as part of the 2011 Zeitgeist Media Festival, THE CASA DEL MAR HOTEL, 1’/ITZEND and many others. Her compositions have been heard in TV and Film. Her vocals were recently featured on KEB’ MO’s GRAM MY nominated album, THE REFLECTION and she has co-written songs with KEB’ MO’ in Nashville. Her first album, MOSAIC, is a compilation of soulful jazz and Spanish classics, along with intimate interpretations of some of her favorite songwriters’ material. Heather co-wrote and co-produced her second album, SENSE OF ME, with JONA· THAN HAYES and KEB’ MO’. It is a unique blend of pop, rock and soul music. Her song, SENSE OF ME, was awarded Song of The Year by the West Coast Songwriters Competition .www.heatherdonavon.com
Captain Danger is here to save the day! It’s catchy. quirky pop with a funky soul ..• while mixing up ”the perfect pop formula so well it doesn’t feel formulaic at all” (CMI). Performance highlights include South by Southwest, Sirius XM and Showtime’s “The Green Room with Paul Provenza.” A sense of humor always helps, as Captain Danger has provided theme music for both Bill Nye The Science Guy and Howard Stern. The 3-piece band features songwriter/guitarist Aaron Steinberg, bass ninja Andre Berry (Tribe Called Quest, George Duke, Brothers Johnson) and drum powerhouse Roger “loose” Benford (Shafiq Husayn, Robert Deleo). Currently the band is hard at work a new album. Captain Danger believes the road less traveled should feel like a great place to be- with an affinity for the underdog, the band is always ready with a sweet taste of melody and a funky good time.
Kaisi Be rick, stage name The Siren, is an American audio frequency scientist, music producer, composer, singer-songwriter, and activist. The Siren is best known for the invention of a genre of music called Epicstep. He has made appear· ances in LA Weekly and MTY.com The Siren was the first EDM artist to incorporate radical activism into his dance songs by inserting revolutionaries’ speeches or his own lyrics regarding the disclosure and transparency of subjects like: politics, science, space, free energy, foreign affairs, and constitutional rights. www.whatisthesiren.com
MEAR ONE (Kalen Ockerman) has been at the forefront of LA’s graffiti and mural culture for nearly three decades. He is famous for having pioneered the Melrose graffiti art movement in the late 80s and is considered by many to be LA’s most prolific public muralist. Early on in his career, MEAR gained his recognition for building the bridge between graffiti art and fine art. He was the first graffiti artist to exhibit at the infamous 01 Gallery on Melrose, as well as at 33 1/3 Gallery in Silver lake, where Banksy would later debut his first North American show. MEAR ONE’s work was part of the landmark Art in the Streets 2011 exhibit at the l os Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He is perhaps best known for constructing powerful narratives juxtaposing philosophy, ancient mythology and modern politics to inspire an evolved conscious. This interpretation of reality is achieved through balanced dialogue between realism and the supernatural. MEAR ONE helps us envision the sublime spirit of our time – not by escaping reality, but by confronting it head on.
Ben Stewart & Barbara Mol
“An acoustic duo of soulful tunes and thoughtful lyrics. Former singer of Hierosonic, Ben Stewart is accompanied by Barbara Mol from Holland. Their mix of blues and folk mixed with indigenous undertones comes to life with cross culture and gender collaboralion.” Ben prior work with the group Hierosonic has been featured in AP Magazine, AOL Music, & Rock Sound Magazine (UK), as well as the music video for the single ‘The Media Taught You That’ being featured on MTV & VH1.
Short Fiim. Television personality, filmmaker and philosopher, Jason Silva was recently described as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from The Matrix.” Others have described Jason as “A Digital OJ, are-vitalizer and remixer of optimism, and above all, a curator: of ideas, of inspiration, and of awe … like a trumpet player or modern-day digital Mingus, he jams, riffs and rhapsodizes through a tumbling thicket of ideas with such a sharp and vital alacrity that it can take the breath away.” At TEDG·Iobal this past June 2012, Jason premiered “Radical Open- ness,” a new short video also showcased at the 2012 Zeitgeist Media Festival. Silva presented his Radical Openness videos at the opening keynote at Microsoft TechEd. http://thisisjasonsilva.com/
Hakeem Alexander takes on roles as self taught Musician, Author, & Martial Artist with formal training in Clinical Hypnosis. His music has been described as a blend of grunge & blues on acoustic. Hakeem is best known for creating HypnoAthletics: Exercising Your Mind Towards Universal Harmony & Spiritual Wisdom Through Healthy Uving & Se~ Defense from many years as an Artistic Health Coach. Through his many works, Hakeem strives to wake up as many people possible from what he knows as The Global BrainWashing Agenda.
Poverty of Spirit
Short Film by Michael Hamermaster.
“In echo of the original zeitgeist series, comes a film that connects the powerful insights of MLK, Ram Dass, and Buckminster Fuller to the growing state of disparity in contrast to the incredible feasibility of a abundant sustainable future. This film seeks to illuminate these contrasts and the static systems that undermine the future of humanity, revealing a violent inefficiency that holds the planet and nearly all of its inhabitants at hostage. A poverty exists that stifles the world’s potential, clouding the realization of what humanity can already be, A poverty of the spirit.”
“Humans need not apply”
by CGP Grey
“Boxes and Bags”
“The Frontier is Everywhere”
by Michael Marantz featuring Carl Sagan
“What is Wrong Wrth Our Cu~ure?”
by Omega Point featuring Alan Watts
“Wake Up Call”
Have you ever felt like we’re living through a nightmare of
consumption 7 That you wish you could un·hook yourself and
reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and vivid?
Then perhaps you’re ready to heed Earth’s Wake Up Call.
by Gaia Foundation
Los Angeles Visual Artist
Los Angeles Visual Artist
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