Greg Bennick’s film presentations for universities, theaters, and conferences:
Greg is the co-producer and co-writer behind Flight From Death: The Quest For Immortality and¬†The Philosopher Kings, two award-winning documentaries¬†that look at how we see ourselves, the people around us, and ask how we are¬†to live in an increasing complex world. He offers presentations on each of these films for universities, theaters,¬†and conferences worldwide.
FLIGHT FROM DEATH: The Quest for Immortality
All around the world, event planners at conferences, theaters, and¬†universities have discovered a unique and fascinating presentation. Greg¬†Bennick is the co-producer and co-writer of the feature film Flight From¬†Death: The Quest For Immortality, a multi-award winning documentary that¬†successfully explores the motivations for human aggression. The film¬†examines the possibility that our innate fear of death fuels anxiety and¬†violence, and as a result, comes to surprising conclusions about why we live¬†in a violent world and offers suggestions about what we can do to change¬†that. This is critically important information for anyone who cares about¬†why our world, and our lives, are so often filled with emotional and¬†political tension.
“Flight from Death is something everyone needs to see, so that maybe, just¬†maybe, we can make our peace with death and get on with living.”
‚ÄîEric Campos, Film Threat
The result of four years of work and filming in eight different countries,¬†Flight From Death is a film that demands attention and will leave your¬†audiences speechless. Greg utilizes years of experience as a¬†professional speaker and entertainer to present an easy-to-follow approach¬†to the subject matter that ties the concepts in the film to the work of your¬†group.
Flight From Death Trailer
“This is the most thought provoking film I’ve ever seen.”
‚ÄîAnne Upton, Northern Lights Documentary Film Festival, Newburyport MA
A presentation with the film can fit either a classroom, evening, or the¬†popular half day training format.
Greg introduces the film by giving an¬†overview of the ideas to be covered. Then a made-for-tv version of the film which runs approximately¬†60¬†minutes is shown. Following the movie, Greg delves deeper into the¬†implications of the film’s central ideas tying the ideas into ways that we¬†can reach our communicative goals. He closes the event by taking questions¬†from the audience about the film’s creation, its concepts, and what these¬†ideas could mean to the world at large in terms of increasing productivity,¬†and emotional intelligence, and diminishing anxiety, tension, and violence.
Total running time for an event can be as little as an hour and a half. Its all up¬†to you and how in depth you’d like the post-film discussion to be. Duke¬†University hosted an event that had a two and a half hour long Q+A session¬†after the film! Greg also can come in as a guest speaker to classes in¬†philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, or psychology to lead¬†classroom discussion about the ideas in the film.
“One of the most ambitious documentaries ever made.”
‚ÄîJeff Megahan, PBS Australia
This presentation has been a huge success at conferences and conventions in¬†New York, London, Warsaw, Melbourne, and other cities around the world.¬†University screenings have been held at New York University, University of¬†Minnesota, University of Washington, Skidmore College, Central Michigan¬†University, Utah Valley State College, University of Alberta (Canada),¬†Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), and at University College (London,¬†England) along with many others, including a tour across Russia.
This presentation is perfect for conferences which explore any aspect of¬†human behavior, motivation, or ethics, as well as colleges and universities¬†interested in politics, anthropology, religion, the social sciences,¬†psychology, philosophy, death and dying issues, or history.
See Greg and Patrick discuss the film on FOX News here:
For more information, references, or to reserve dates, contact our office.
THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS
The Philosopher Kings is the new film from the makers of Flight From¬†Death: The Quest for Immortality. Greg, working again as co-producer /¬†co-writer, and director Patrick Shen, wanted to explore wisdom, specifically¬†the type of wisdom that gets us through our day-to-day lives. This search¬†led them to the most prestigious universities in the country to talk to¬†staff members there about wisdom, persistance, devotion, creativity, and¬†dedication. But at these schools, instead of interviewing philosophy
professors and professors, Greg and Patrick only talked to the janitors.
The Philosopher Kings Trailer
“The Philosopher Kings is a deeply human exploration of the people we never
see. Look out for it, it’s brilliant.”
‚ÄîJason Silva, Host/Producer-Current TV
The Philosopher Kings, while about the custodians themselves, is really a¬†film about who we choose to look to for guidance and wisdom. Afterall, isn’t¬†it true that the most intelligent, wisest, and most creative person we¬†encounter all month might be the person who just shined our shoes, swept our¬†floor, or cleared our table? The discussion which follows this film brings¬†audience members into a deeper understanding of society and ourselves and¬†how we look at and more importantly, how we listen to, those around us.
This is a perfect film for any organization interested in exploring social¬†dynamics, psychology, power and authority, labor relations, culture, or¬†business ethics.
See Greg and Patrick discuss The Philosopher Kings on Washington DC’s ‘Reel Black TV’ here:
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MORE INFORMATION about the films, references from universities, and¬†downloads:
LETTERS OF REFERENCE:
- Empowering audiences‚Äîa letter of recommendation from Green River Community College
- Life¬†changing ‚Äî a letter of recommendation from North Island College,¬†BC, Canada
- Provocative ideas….powerful conversations ‚Äî a letter of¬†recommendation from a conference at Central Michigan University
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer interviews Greg about life, death, comedy, and the intersection of all of those things
- The Cornell Chronicle‚Äî covers the Cornell University premiere of The Philosopher Kings.
- The Cornell Daily Sun‚Äî calls The Philosopher Kings premiere “unique and¬†powerful” in their glowing review of the event.
- Flight From Death review from Film Threat
- Flight From Death: press kit. Technical and other background informationabout the film.