geologist investigating strange tectonic phenomena discovers a mind-blowing secret under a mountain
in Tibet. For unknown reasons, the planet has been plagued by a seemingly unending string of earthquakes. To get a better handle on what’s going on, his superiors at the U.S. Geological Survey send geologist Mark Joff to Mount Kailas in Tibet, where the Indian subcontinent meets the Asian landmass, the apparent epicenter of the strange seismic activity. There the locals inform him that they have met a cult of otherworldly bluish people meditating in a cave opened up by the earthquakes. The cultists claim that the earthquakes are not caused by a rising magma plug (the leading scientific theory), but by the emergence of a Great Being, an enormous creature hatching from beneath the Earth’s crust after gestating underground for millennia. When the cultists show him the creature’s eye, Joff’s scientific skepticism rapidly gives way to concern for what the world’s governments might do when faced with the prospect of an enormous creature bursting through Earth’s surface, likely taking a large chunk of China with it. Meanwhile, a comet recently discovered by a pair of young astronomers shows signs of sentience as it hurtles toward Earth. In fact, it seems to be communicating with the Great Being emerging in Tibet. Joff joins with his new Tibetan friends to save the Great Being while he and other earthlings must decide whether to mend a broken planet or forge a new path. Copeland’s plot is well paced, with action that builds as the climax approaches. The characters are likable and ably fleshed out, and the overall conceit, if outlandish, is interesting. The author’s prose is fairly tight, but drifts somewhat when characters engage in quasi-scientific planetary speculation.
Well-written, with a unique cosmic and spiritual dimension.
𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 (𝐂𝐚𝐂𝐀) is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide. We support new and student film-makers, who are just beginning their careers with a supportive and enthusiastic audience for their creative efforts and giving them access to film industry professionals who can offer guidance and other forms of career assistance.
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CaCA film industry specialists announce semi-finalists, finalists and winners each month. Each year we select ONE Best Of The Best (from all categories) and the prize is the Golden Eagle Trophy.
We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers’ careers.
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Los Angeles Cinematography AWARDS (LACA) is a film festival with monthly film submissions from around the world that demonstrate excellence in the art of cinematography and filmmaking.
LACA gives special emphasis on encouraging and promoting up and coming cinematographers and directors, highlighting their works with a screening in Hollywood. Our main goal is for your film to reach an audience, introduce your vision as a creative artist and help you step up your career as an emerging filmmaker.
We’ll award stunning and artistic films with winners’ certificates each month. We’ll choose the “Best Picture of the Month” which is automatically chosen as an “Official Selection” to the screening and awarding event.
The winners in the annual film festival will receive the "Golden Eagle", the official statuette of Cinematography Awards for the outstanding achievement in cinematography and filmmaking.