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SOUL BIOGRAPHIES COLLECTION

This is the new home for the Soul Biographies Collection, the work of Nic Askew, since 2005. Many of the films have the unbridled experience of human awareness running through them. They use a profound method of filming called Inner View.

The Soul Biographies Film Portraits can be akin to watching a state of meditation. A state of unbridled and challenging truthfulness. Hence the instructions ‘to switch off the World and not to attempt if distracted.’

ACCESSIBILITY OF CONTENT

The Collection of films (videos), images and words is vast. We’ve just launched this site and over the coming months the Collection will grow rapidly, as we upload. And as the ongoing new additions are added.

Some content will be available for all to see. LIST MEMBERS will be emailed exclusive content from the Collection each week, in the form of a publication accessible for that week. US MEMBERS will have access to most everything, and the ability to share with friends and colleagues.

MESSAGE us if you are looking use any of the content commercially outside the parameters of individual sharing. We have some usage GUIDELINES coming soon.

THE ENTIRE SOUL BIOGRAPHIES COLLECTION – 2005 TO PRESENT – IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPLOADED
MUCH WILL BE EXCLUSIVE FOR US COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS. LIST MEMBERS GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT EACH WEEK

CONTENT OPEN FOR ALL

CONTENT EXCLUSIVE FOR US COMMUNITY

ESTIMATED COLLECTION - BEING UPLOADED

On Knowing Happiness

Have you found the joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others? Two simple questions surrounded by the experience of Kathryn Temple. A film concerning the often missed nature of happiness.

The Grand Human Predicament

There is a Grand Human Predicament. It is that we seek to become enough, yet we never seem to be. There is a reason. The possibility of an antithetical counterview on life started The Point of Us. A simpler way. This is an outline in eight images.

Learning How To Fall

This short film portrait bears witness to the deep and visceral experience of a devastating illness, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. And to a live well used. Things can shift dramatically. We're not in control. Life is precious.

Fragile

We are fragile. You and me. Though we act strong, our lives are held together with thoughts of where we might be tomorrow. And of disappointed yesterdays.'

On Belonging Without Condition

"You belong. There was never any condition to that. Ever. You never didn’t belong. Despite what it might seem. And without the need to belong, your need to be right falls away." An artful introduction one of the key principles to this Inner View work.

The Possibility Of Men

From the opening question ‘Would the boy you once were be inspired by the man you’ve become?’ this six minute film might sit uncomfortably for many. Uncomfortable and inspiring in the same breath. ‘Who might you gather around you to inspire a life of significance?’

Don’t Turn Away

Beyond the drama of tragic events lies the deafening, visceral and prolonged experience of grief. An experience that is seemingly untouchable by those who look in from the outside.

A Life Beyond

This film explores the extraordinary change in a relationship between Mother and Daughter following the onset of dementia. It's metaphorical for so many of the events that seek to challenge our lives. Events seemingly out of our control.

Nowhere

Warning. This is haunting. You might be haunted. Jayanie and I have a knowing. Between us. Beyond words. Beyond time. This we know. Though we had never met. Might there be nowhere to get to? Might you call off the search?

An End To Seeking

'We are a Work in Progress.’ And so lives the perilous myth on which our human existence appears to have built itself. We are not yet enough. There is someone we must become. This life has conditions. This piece is central to the way of all of this. And contrarian, if not dangerous.

The Invitation

It’s 2am. You’re wide awake. Feeling alone. Unseen. And inexplicably lost. Discontent despite all that you have around you. The people. Your life. Your dreams. You wear a face that tells the world you’re OK, but you’re not. You’re bone achingly tired from the relentless game of belonging.

I Want This

I listened to the Members of the Us Community. And to myself. And to the sky above the horizon. And this is what I heard of what we want. Of what this is. Of what 'Us' is here for. I wrote it down as a piece entitled 'I Want This'.

The Tree of Dreams

Many had gathered under the tree of dreams. All but one stood shaking its branches for dreams to fall. But one sat quietly waiting for a dream to recognize his soul. And to consume him with no doubt ... Words of Surrender.

Myself Without Apology

'... there's so much love in my heart that it scares people to the point where it scares me sometimes.' This is beautiful. Watch this gently. Watch this attentively. Watch this with yourself in mind. And know this. Wherever I go. Wherever I look. I find people like Anita. I find people like you.

The Fields of Kindness

As time stood itself still, she walked towards the camera as if beckoned by something more powerful than the need to be seen. What happened next was as naked as naked can be. A courageous and utterly beautiful articulation of the sheer weight and terror of depression.

Your Undivided and So Still Attention

Before your words of encouragement and well-timed advice. Before items gifted at beyond an arm’s length. Did you ever consider the one thing that might turn the entire world on its axis ...

In the Life of Another

Might we all have a part to play in the life of another? This film captures the experience of an extraordinary soul. From the holocaust to the delights of the London Underground. Meet Alison. 93. Alive. Very alive.

What Was Revealed in Dallas

This footage is revealing of what is under all Soul Biographies Inner View. Most probably a must for all drawn to the nature of these films. There is a field. This field is the very atmosphere in which I film. It elicits something different in nature. In Dallas, I sat in this field. This time, in front of the camera. And this is what happened.

Free Spirit

'... when you love life, when you love your customers, when you love your business you bring a different self to it, and effective leaders have the courage to fall in love ...' A film on free spiritedness and love in business.

The Glorious Ignoramus

I don’t know. But I know that I don’t know. I love that I don’t know. That I can never know for sure. So I have stopped looking to understand you. Or convince you ...

A Thousand Moments

If I am to be entirely honest you would be a fool not to give this you full and undivided attention for its full and undivided duration. I imagine the experience will contribute in ways you might not be able to place words against. It is a profound wondering about the experience of life, death and cancer.

The Fight Against Me

We level our ire at the world around us. The world with which our opinion so often disagrees. But might our energy be better focused on the experience within our own personal jurisdiction. This was filmed from deep within the experience of a thoughtful life lived through desegregation in Alabama. This film is the epitome of the experience of peace.

Behind the Mask

Imagine if the mask were to fall from your face. Even if just for a single moment. Might you cause someone to smile? Might you cause someone to feel warmth? A short film shot on Brighton Beach, England back in 2006. My exceedingly early days with a camera.

As Yet Untitled

This is unusual. Filmed Fall of 2019. This 30 minutes of footage is pretty much uncut. Insights, admissions and all. It is deeply reflective and revealing of where this work is now to be pointed, and the contrarian nature of life and purpose finding you rather than you heading off to find it.

The Loss of Clothing

A man clothed from a wardrobe fashioned by his own success, caught in-sight as to the route of his own undeniable journey towards awareness. A journey crowded with uncertainty, bewilderment and at times, wonder ...

The Hidden Messages of Family

‘Perhaps the lives of those close to us cry out for us to take notice of our own.’ This is a film about family. And the challenge and opportunity of unconditional acceptance.

Forever On The Far Side

A man moves silently to the far side of a room. To the far side of another man bearing different circumstance. A man with a different look. A man who looks at the very same world differently ...

A Window to the Soul

Might the eyes really be a window to the soul? And if so, what then? Filmed in unusual fashion for the early days of Soul Biographies. But now I have come to understand the importance of patience, stillness and unflinching human contact. The film asks if you are able to see beyond your assumptions.

Us Weekly 9 14 2020

Us Weekly 9.14.2020 - Mix of Image, Word and Film. Us Weekly plays for just the week then is replaced by the next publication. Us Community Members are able to see the content for longer.

Run

Run. Run until you can hide no more. Headlong towards a life of importance. And the person worthy of a place in this World. Run until the pain becomes inexplicable. unbearable. Until you feel your very soul bleeding dry. And then stop. Stop dead. Beyond the delusion of slowing down. Which is still running ...

Us Weekly 9 21 2020

Us Weekly 9.21.2020 - Mix of Image, Word and Film. Us Weekly plays for just the week then is replaced by the next publication. Us Community Members are able to see the content for longer.