Burning questions and cool, quenching answers. FAQs are a sly way of giving the gist, Daughter of God’s soul. These are the most wanted wonderings, what we’d wish you’d ask. All the better if our questions sync up with your curiosity.
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• Isn’t Dan Kelly supposed to be some super upbeat, optimistic, visionary, accentuate the positive, groovy guru? Yet the warnings and caveats seems to imply the movie is packed with horrors and sin. How does this jive?
A whole web site and social media deployment, email list… Why all this build-up, why not just freaking show us the movie?
Because Daughter of God is more than a mere movie! Daughter of God is a guide to the flowering of full bliss for all beings! That’s the gist.
Any hack with a smartphone can make a movie, maybe even make a living making movies. We’re after bigger fish. What’s wanted is triggers, catalysts for bringing on the world-wide big love. Hot! Eleven years of intense Dan Kelly focus isn’t something to be trifled with, folks. That’s a significant wad of zero point mojo. We gotta ease into this. We gotta prepare the planet a little bit.
Wait, which Daughter of God are we talking about? The Keanu Reeves cop thriller from 2016, Korean Director Nam-su Park‘s Yahweui dal from 1986 or that obscure Indian film from 1928?
The gist? An all together other movie!
Episode 004.1 of the Daughter of Godcast unveils the curious connection to the 2015 Keanu Reeves and Mira Sorvino project that was retitled Exposed in 2016. You can’t make this shit up!
I’ll eventually check out the two pre-nineties productions, and maybe podcast about their vibratory influence along with tangentially related movies like the star packed DOGMA from 1999 and The Davinci Code, 2006.
If we still gotta wait to see the actual movie, what’s available right NOW?
Our crack team of avatars, precogs and psycho historians will decide what to drop and when depending on 1) groupie acquisition 2) apparitions in the sky, 3) behavior of cats across the internet, 4) availability of fresh local produce, and/or 5) weather. Here’s the abridged list of what’s in the queue.
* The Daughter of Godcast Podcast * Episodal stories about the whole crazy adventure and 11th hour enhancement narrated and illustrated by the Director with special guests from around the world and maybe even channeled from beyond the physical. Though skipping around is encouraged, Daughter of Godcast Central Control highly recommendeds that listeners experience the podcast sequentially, starting with Episode 001.
* Signals from a Nearby Now * As the gentle release progresses, the Daughter of God universe leaks into our timeline. From October 2016 to Spring 2017, DOG’s Buffer app became semi-autonomous, and encrypted poetry was pumped out to Daughter of God’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Signals from a Nearby Now is the unabridged compilation, over 5000 words!
* DOG stickers * Stickers started shipping in June of 2017, and are ideal for invoking the divine feminine. As true transubstantiations of petroleum, Daughter of God stickers can bless pretty much anything, providing healing and protection unrivaled by expensive reliquaries or even paid intercessional prayer… and DOG stickers are FREE! Just sign up to Get Email Updates and be sure send pictures of your sticker deployments.
In the queue…
The slightly redacted Daughter of God deep development archive. 11 years of rants, notes, story fragments, and so much more. Fully searchable, over 200,000 words! Mostly readable. Includes original music and images. All free! All open source!
The trailer suite including Flash, Girl Power, Most Apocalypse, Gerry’s Garden of Delights and Extended Bonus Ultimate Definitive Turbo.
She’s Coming, The Making of the Daughter of God. A documentary with conceptual art, behind the scenes footage, interviews, and general mayhem accumulated from 11 years of flailing fun.
Daughter of God Featurette Festival Screener
Daughter of God Directors Cut
Daughter of God Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese language overdub
Daughter of God Wearables
Uncle Joe Brand Vegan and Wheat Free Pancake Mix
The jist is that like all thoroughly modern cinematic achievements, somewhere in the scintillating spectrum of experience that is Daughter of God, there is a movie.
Unlike other rambling podcasts where you can jump in anywhere, Daughter of Godcast is a progressive narrative and a gradual full disclosure. Therefor, the professionals at Daughter of Godcast Central Control advise you to enjoy the podcasts sequentially, starting from Episode 001. However, there are usually recaps at the beginning of each episode, and the episodes pretty much stand on their own, so do whatever feels good. Also, the episode pages are often chocked full of supplemental media, like pix and movies, and a fairly accurate transcription.
The gist is… have fun.
What does ‘open source’ and ‘featurette’ mean? Isn’t open source a term used for software code?
Dan’s take on open source for movies is the sharing of content and ideas to facilitate distribution and collaboration. This follows the philosophy of the writer Cory Doctorow, more at craphound.com. If we offer content at low or no cost, many more people can find and enjoy Daughter of God than if we attempt traditional distribution schemes like movie theaters and on demand services. Plus traditional may not even be an option, DOG could be just too weird for mainstream distribution. Rather than fighting pirates, why not give them a hug? If the content is available to be re-purposed, perhaps someone will make a subtitled version in Serbian. Reuse is interesting! Anyone who wants to tinker with our content could be a potential collaborator, peeps we’d maybe like to meet and drink ginger tea with.
Featurette is a short feature, between 24-40 minutes, often associated with documentaries. Daughter of God morphed from 10 minutes to over 24 after Ndong Essinga sparked an epic spree of world building. Actually, Maho Sone sparked and Ndong poured on the petrol. All is revealed in the podcasts!
The current length is still slightly in flux but should be around 40 minutes after test screening is complete.
You use the pronouns ‘we’ and ‘us’ a lot, are you referring to the voices in your head or what?
Dan Kelly usually writes in the plural because over the course of production, many, many people have helped. As the one thread of continuity through the entire project, Dan is the defacto voice of the collective, and he is ever mindful of crew, cast, advisors, kibbitzers and most significantly, audience. Everyone matters. We are all the voices in his head. When he listens, especially on nights when the setting moon leaves a sparkling trail on the rippling water of Crystal Lake, he hears us as a surging otherwordly chorus, like a snippet of Neptune from Holst’s The Planets.
The gist? The director might be a little balmy.
Isn’t Dan Kelly supposed to be some super upbeat, optimistic, visionary, accentuate the positive, groovy guru? Yet the warnings and caveats seems to imply the movie is packed with horrors and sin. How does this jive?
The movie and the making of the movie are different things. In deciding to make Daughter of God, I blew through decades of my own supposed limitations, jumped where there were no nets and generally embarked on a crazy and sometimes dangerous adventure. Telling the story(s) of the making of Daughter of God means opening up, being available, talking about those dark days when I was slightly less than triumphant and scintillating. Offering this story as clearly as I can recall is not only fun for me, but a sort of celebration. I made a movie! I’m still breathing! So there’s the optimism part.
Daughter of God tinkers with the standard post apocalypse trope. What does the shit hitting the fan for the whole human race reveal about the interplay between love and trauma, humor and hardship? Heck, everyone’s gonna get their ass kicked, otherwise why bother visiting this glorious cosmic theme park we call Earth? Why do we cling so tenaciously to staying here? What’s this being alive thing all about anyway? These are the most exciting and enlivening questions after… where can I get a steaming stack of scrumptious vegan pancakes?
Pancakes are gist incarnate.
Another post apocalyptic movie? Aren’t there enough troubles in the real world without having to imagine more?
Why is this my very favorite question? Because 3 years into the making of Daughter of God I had a crisis. Why was I making a movie about apocalypse when I could/should be focusing all my energy on healing the earth, on waking up, on examining the suicidal decisions my fellow humans seemed to be making? I abandoned Daughter of God for almost ANOTHER 3 years because I didn’t have an answer. Now I do.
People get paralyzed by fear. I think the insecurity of whether or not there’s even going to be a future for humans on Earth is so scary that most people just shut down. OR, they feel it’s a matter of changing massive institutions like governments or corporations through the passing of laws, lobbying and voting.
My view is this… There’s only one way anything excellent ever happens, and that’s by changing how each of feels and thinks, and what each of us then do. As individuals. The universe of Daughter of God is quirky, weird and with a little luck, audiences might find it funny. Daughter of God is not only post apocalyptic, it’s the most apocalyptic movie EVER.
Every awful scenario ever imagined in novels, on screen or by science has happened, in spades. Yet, life on Earth has adapted. Those who remain are getting by, dreaming and even falling in love. The words that stop us in our tracks, cause us to seize up and shut down, those words are drained of their power by watching Daughter of God. By passing through our worst fears and then moving way beyond, we might then be able to find better feelings in this timeline, our so called reality, and allow more creative thoughts and actions that move us not only towards survival, but thrive-vival, right now.
If you listen to the Daughter of Godcast podcast, you’ll learn about my journey to become a thriving human being. I’ve come a very long way, yet still a fabulous work in progress.
Post apocalypses and explicit podcasts about overthrowing the government are scrumptious subterfuge, that’s the gist, or as gist-y as it gets.