Kenneth H. Green, filmmaker/social artist
Ken Green, new media, film, audio/music, theater, festival producer, production designer and film director; Buddhist practitioner and mentor; partner in The Tapestry Initiative and founding director of Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture, has dedicated himself to produce films, cultural productions and events that inspire wakefulness, authenticity, elegance and transformation. Applying the teachings he received during 16 years of service and study from the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ken seeks out collaborations with diverse artists, like-minded individuals and groups to produce original works that join the wisdom of the past with the culture of the future in order to further the birth of a 21st century awakening to our inherent wisdom.
Ken is currently co-writing, directing and producing The Fourth Moment, a full-length hybrid feature/documentary film on the theme of impermanence, death and awakening. During the past three decades, he has produced and directed events locally, nationally and internationally. He has focused on the convergence of film and theater with new media technology and has worked in the film and multimedia industry for over 40 years. In addition, Ken is a highly experienced and dynamic administrator for the non-profit sector Ken, a long time student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, has taught Tibetan Buddhism and its application to the arts. He has recently designed and produced Luminous Emptiness, a multimedia theatrical adaptation ofThe Tibetan Book of the Dead at the Asia Society in NYC working with Philip Glass and more recently a Butoh adaption working with Butoh Master, Katsura Kan. Both pieces were sold out.
His first major venture into film-making was with Martin Scorsese as an assistant art director for Box Car Bertha. He went on to produce a number of documentaries, which include The Lion’s Roar, a highly acclaimed and award-winning documentary on Tibetan Buddhism and Discovering Elegance. He curated a series of art installations with Trungpa Rinpoche in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver. He designed and produced numerous interactive multimedia programs, electronic games and educational films for both the government and private sectors of Canada. He recently produced a documentary on the art of Peter Max (not yet released).
Among many productions and events, Ken directed and produced A Night on the Silk Road, a multimedia concert performance of music, poetry, dance and media projections with Kitaro; Dust to Gold, an evening of Himalayan performances; Sacred Dances of Bhutan at the Asia Society; and Plant Asia, a festival of Central Asian culture at the Denver Botanic Gardens. He produced summer programs of hundreds of performances in Boulder, Colorado, including world music, dance, film, and theater. Ken produced Secrets of the World, an eight-part award winning audio international storytelling series, with renowned storytellers, published by Sounds True.
Ken is a partner and CEO of The Tapestry Initiative, an organization whose focus is in creating educational and cultural opportunities related to the exploration of life, death, change and transformation in self, culture and nature. He is also currently the president for Windhorse Media Inc., a film and new media production company in Boulder. Ken is the founding director and executive director of Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture, a not-for-profit cultural foundation whose mission is to foster an enlightened society through sustaining and promoting world cultural traditions.
Ken served as a founding board director and Vice-President for Nalanda Foundation, an educational organization, in Boulder Colorado; in this capacity he was one of the founding directors of Naropa University. He also served 17 years as Vice-President and member of the board of directors and as Director of Internal and Cultural Affairs forVajradhatu, an international not-for-profit network of meditation and study centers, under the guidance and direction of the renowned Tibetan meditation master, Trungpa Rinpoche. As Nalanda Foundation’s Director of Cultural Affairs, Ken designed and organized festivals, theater performances, celebrations, museum installations, and film projects as well as administered and ran Dharma Art programs, a contemplative approach to the creative process.
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