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Power of One Trailer

Photo of Toon and Biw by Michael McCracken

Is it possible for one person to make a difference?

Imagine…stepping off a plane in Thailand with students from all over the world, to volunteer at an Elephant Sanctuary, learn about Thai Culture, and make lasting friendships. Visit Buddhist Temples, participate in a ceremony to save trees from deforestation, feed and bathe the elephants, and laugh with your new friends.

All this and much more is the experience of Power of One, a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer opportunity created by the non-profit Blue Star of Hope. This annual program has changed lives and truly made a difference in our world. Now is your chance to make a difference!

This (very) rough cut is just a taste of the upcoming feature documentary that explores the Power of One experience, interviewing its participants as their worlds are transformed. Stay tuned for more clips from the film, and the full version coming in 2011.

Rough cut edited by Michael McCracken of www.theastrarium.com/archives and filmed by Shane Ernest of www.thesacredstudio.com. Expect a more polished trailer coming soon.

Music by Tina Malia, used with permission. “Lilac Blooms” and “Heal This Land” are just two of the fantastic songs by Malia. If you like what you hear, look up “Shores of Avalon” and “The Silent Awakening“, or visit Tina’s website at www.amidarecords.com.

For more information about the Blue Star of Hope and its founders Juelle and Donovan Wilkins, visit their website at www.bluestarofhope.org. Juelle and Donovan are always seeking participants, mentors, and donors to help expand the program. Please support their vision by sharing this video and their website!

Thank you to Juelle, Donovan, and the nearly 50 other participants from the 2008 Power of One trip. We love you all!

Cosmic Flowers

This colorful gallery of bright and vibrant flowers features orchids and other flowers from our trip to Thailand. A few photos have been recolored from the Thailand gallery, while most of them are brand new. Enjoy these cosmic flowers!

Click here to order any of these prints online!

Blue Star of Hope

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve launched the new website for Blue Star of Hope, our favorite non-profit who brought us the Power of One program! This WordPress site features an image slideshow, a blog, some very complex forms, photo galleries, and several information pages.

Visit Site

Don’t miss Blue Star’s Power of One program, which unites international students in Thailand for a life-transforming service learning opportunity! We’ll soon be launching a trailer for the feature documentary we filmed about this program in 2008.

Thailand Print Gallery

Here are some select photos from our trip to Thailand in 2008. Click to enlarge and then keep clicking to browse the gallery.

Click here to order any of these prints online!

Power of One Teaser

The Power of One Program – Fostering the idea that one person can make a difference to a family, a village and a world. In this annual program coming into its fourth year, international students come together in Thailand to volunteer on an elephant sanctuary, teach Thai students English, make life-long friends and so much more!

I participated in and documented this program with my friend Shane in it’s 2007-2008 year. This teaser is just a taste of our feature film to come Summer 2010.

A better quality Trailer and many promotional videos will follow in April and May 2010, before the film’s release.

For more information on this fantastic program, visit the Blue Star of Hope website, which incidentally we created. Enjoy!