From preproduction to the final wrap and editing, here are the producers, the director, actors, and crew caught in the moviemaking process. Lavishly illustrated with more than 160 full-color photos, The Celestine Prophecy: The Making of the Movie features production stills, production design artwork, and frames from the movie.
In late March, 2004, Monty was asked to co-author a making-of-the-movie book with James Redfield for his metaphysical best-selling novel The Celestine Prophecy. The movie was shot in St. Augustine and Ocala, Florida, and Monty was on the location sets with James and Salle Redfield, co-screenplay writer and producer Barnet Bain, producers Terry Collis and Beverly Camhe, director Armand Mastroianni, and the cast and crew for the principal filming.
Conversations with God, the movie, is the dramatic story of Neale Donald Walsch’s passage from being poor and homeless to becoming the messenger of spiritual truths that have impacted the globe. Book One of the Conversations with God series stayed on the New York Times Bestseller list for more than two and a half years and has been translated into 36 languages, with more than 7 million copies sold.
Conversations with God: The Making of the Movie provides a unique and exclusive insight into the process and personalities involved in the spiritually relevant film genre that has become known as spiritual cinema. The narrative text connects the film’s storyline to the remarkable synchronistic events that linked all cast and crewmembers. From pre-production to the location sets, in more than 200 full-color production stills, production design works of art, and frames from the movie itself, here is the heart of filmmakers at work.
Monty spent six weeks on location to research the book, interview the cast and crew, and to direct the still photography. Monty then persuaded long time friend Neale Donald Walsch to add his personal commentary to the book in a dimension unprecedented in moviemaking literature.
A fascinating and spiritual film review. Highly recommended reading and a welcome contribution to film school reference collections. — Midwest Book Review, November 2006