The following is a transcript of Fr. Justin Belitz’ speech from W: The Movie (2009).
“Jesus came and Buddha too, along with Abraham, not to mention Rumi, Francis, Clare, and Muslim saints: All intent on bringing peace to our battered world. Still today, we long to see just the faintest glimmer. Well my friend, you have to know how to do the task. Peace is here, believe you me, but it’s all inside.
Jesus said: The kingdom’s here. It is within us all. Deep inside everyone-endless peace presides. In our midst are two worlds: One you see all day, but yet there’s another realm. That’s the one of spirit. Hidden all around the globe are people full of love, reaching out to help their friends and even all their foes. You may not hear about these folks: those like Jimmy Carter using private funds to fight African disease. Or, artist’s works like Al Eaker’s bible modernized. There are millions just like these-freely giving peace. No big bang or press release; just the flow of love.
You can be a peacer too. All you have to do is quiet down and go inside. Let your peace abide. “
Alfred Eaker and J Ross Eaker of Eaker Productions have produced and directed a documentary about Raymond Thunder-Sky. The film, now making the rounds with film festival review boards, documents Raymond’s life and influence through interviews with Cincinnati artists, co-workers, construction workers, and fans who knew him. The cumulative effect of the film is a portrait not just of Raymond as a man or artist, but as a cultural and spiritual figure who through the persistence of his art-making and brave exploration of his own aesthetic universe, and through the persistence of those his life touched, became a touchstone for what it means to be creative and alive.
This is an 8 minute promotional video for a featured documentary
An art gallery and organization, inspired by Raymond Thunder-Sky — an unconventional artist whose works and life transcend notions of “outsider” and “insider” art, breaks barriers, demolishes stereotypes, and empowers artists (both self-taught and formally educated) through showcasing their works and stories side by side.
A documentary film directed and produced by Alfred Eaker & J. Ross Eaker.
Keith Banner and Bill Ross producers.
James Mannan and Patrick Greathouse Associate Producers Eaker Productions, LLC in association with Thunder-Sky, Inc.
Liberty or Death Productions, LLC Asylum House Productions, LLC
“Jesus and her Gospel of Yes ” is a visual and aural collage of ‘spiritual irreverence’ which conveys a humanist and optimistic message. It is a surreal, complex, modern, psychedelic film retelling the life of Christ as woman and leader of the Gospel of Yes. Her nemesis and leader of NO is the trans-gendered Moses.
“W the Movie” is a surreal satire on the presidency of George W Bush, beginning with 2000 elections and ending with the 2008 campaign.
At the dawn of the 21st century, strange things begin to happen when a meteor crashes in the Arizona desert. A Texas Oil Man discovers the meteor and inside it, his long lost son, W. With his daddy’s help, W steals the presidential election, becoming the 43rd President of the United States and a world of chaos begins! After 911, W brings War and with it, suppression of all free thought. Among those standing up to the new regime are the staff of Issues and Alibis, including our superhero, the intrepid reporter BlueMahler.
Issues and Alibis, and likewise, all creative thinkers, are a threat to W and the White House becomes the House of Oppression. W’s hold on power begins to spiral out of control after the people finally wake up following the disaster of a devastating hurricane and the failure of War. But change is on the horizon in the form of the Yes candidate, Barak Hussein Osama. Or will W’s handpicked successor, Johnny McPain, continue the legacy of No? Have we realized too little too late and are we prepared for the next time a meteor crashes in the Arizona desert?
‘W’ is an Alfred Eaker motion picture. Written and produced by Alfred Eaker Directed by Alfred Eaker and Ross St. Just A Pink and Blue Films production in association with Liberty or Death Productions and Asylum House Productions.