I declare myself to be a filmmaker committed to the Capra - and Kubrick - principle of multidimensional film making, in as much as all my previous careers ( photographer, drummer, singer, writer, graphic designer, storyboard artist) shall contribute to making films of transcendence and inspiration.
The human heart has its own consciousness, and films can transform lives.
Films such as It's A Wonderful Life and 2001 can cause paradigm shifts, or shifts in consciousness, whether audiences are aware of it or not. I don't know that Frank Capra, or Stanley Kubrick - or any other filmmaker I admire, for that matter - would use the terminology I use here, but I suspect their aim would not have been that different from mine: filmmaking that elevate the human experience.
I make films which touch people's hearts at their most profound chore. Film can do that because, in its essence, it is a living entity and it also has a heart and a soul; it is alive. I am not talking about what is known as a 'feel-good film' , which is a very limiting concept; exploring something new will not always 'feel' so good.
Here's a unique premise concerning the power of the heart (from the Heartmath Institute):
'The heart generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. Compared to the electromagnetic field produced by the brain, the
electrical component of the heart’s field is about 60 times greater in amplitude (amplitude, size, volume) , and permeates every cell in the body. The magnetic component is approximately 5000
times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field and can be detected several feet away from the body with sensitive magnetometers.
Basic research at the Institute of HeartMath shows that information pertaining to a person’s emotional state is also communicated throughout the body via the heart’s electromagnetic field."
Such research is fairly recent, but I believe that filmmakers such as Kubrick, Capra, Michael Powell, Peter Weir, Fritz Lang, Hitchcock and so many others past and present were and probably are onto it.