BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about a controversial Zen master who has sought to strip away the sheen off many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism and exhibit a healthy dose of reality to his readers. This documentary is currently in post-production.
PDF Press kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/br4b0bznfvkff5p/Brad%20Warner%27s%20Hardcore%20Zen_Press%20Materials_2013.pdf
What We Need & What You Get
We need funds for editing ($1K) and sound mixing ($2K) to get the film ready for film festivals and distribution.
We plan to release the film at a film festival this summer. Then we’ll do a limited theatrical release across the US with select indie theaters and living rooms.
If we raise more than the funding amount, donations will go towards the lodging and food on the tour, unique backer awards, and Dogen Sangha Los Angeles.
Your donation will make this film possible. We are completely funded independently. Every little bit helps brings Brad’s teachings about Zen Buddhism to the rest of the world.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
Please be sure to share the campaign, Facebook page, or contact us to be hosts during the Living Room tour at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Warner is a Zen monk, writer, bass player and film-maker. He has written several books, including Hardcore Zen, Sit Down And Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and his latest, Sex, Sin, and Zen. He received Dharma Transmission from Gudo Nishijima Roshi, who received his transmission from Rempo Niwa Roshi who, at the time was the head of the Soto Sect in Japan. He writes about Zen and other topics on his blog, Hardcore Zen, and as a writer for Suicide Girls.