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A Short Film for World Peace
Experience this special-event screening of the powerfully moving 20-minute short film, Admissions, winner of 24 International Awards. The film stars Academy Award® nominee, James Cromwell, and will be followed by a Q & A with the film’s creator, John Viscount. John will engage the audience in an enlightening dialogue about the film’s transformational themes and explore new ways to look at events and relationships in our lives that will help us choose love rather than fear. The program’s ultimate purpose is to start a conversation that heals.
Concerned with the rising amount of division & hostility in the world, John felt compelled to put forth a more compassionate interpretation of life’s events so people could find a pathway to forgiveness no matter what the world served up. Since its premier at the 2011 World Summit for The Global Alliance of Ministries & Infrastructures of Peace in Cape Town, South Africa, Admissions has been featured in 35 film festivals and peace conferences around the world.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Moraine Valley Cmty. College
Honored as featured film at The Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment’s 2013 GATE 3 Conference in Beverly Hills, California.
Translated into Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi and broadcast into the Middle East over MelliTV, a satellite news and entertainment channel that reaches 80 million homes worldwide.
John Viscount is the creator of the multiple award winning short film, Admissions. John also co-wrote and produced the film’s theme song, Free. Before becoming a filmmaker, John was a branding specialist with clients that included Fender Guitars, Sega, JBL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Roland Music Corporation, Transamerica, Toshiba, Boss, Remo Drums, Steinberg, Young Chang Pianos, Union Bank, Blind Children’s Center, Smart & Final and Long Beach Convention Center. During this time, he wrote for AskMoses.com, a 24-hour spiritual counseling website, and Fabrengen, a publication featuring uplifting stories and advice. He also did extensive, non-profit, pro bono writing for “Room To Read,” an organization that promotes global literacy by funding new schools, libraries, computer rooms and educational scholarships in impoverished, Third World countries. In this type of work, John experienced the transformational capability of positive messaging. He then founded Mind Over Fabric, an organic clothing line featuring messages of wisdom inspired by teachings from around the world.
Recently, John completed, "Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk For Humanity," a companion book to Admissions that is a collection of inspiring stories and insights that offer lessons in how to remain rooted in our higher mind no matter what life serves up. John’s goal with all his projects is to cultivate more peace in the world through the creation of content that elevates as it entertains.
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