Chasing the Present 97 mins

3638 Chasing the Present

Starts Thu 20 Aug at:
Luna Leederville
Luna On SX

An audience a shift in consciousness towards the world of anxiety; Chasing the Present takes us on a global journey and features leading experts in the field.

Director Mark Waters' visually stunning documentary follows James Sebastiano, a materially successful young man riddled with anxiety who embarks on a worldwide journey of self-enquiry. From the streets of New York to the stillness of the Ganges and deep into the jungles of Peru, he immerses himself in meditation, self-enquiry, and plant medicine. Along the way, he converses with experts like Russell Brand, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Joseph Goldstein, Rupert Spira, Sri Prem Baba, Zelda Hall, and more to find the root cause of the problem and learn how to finally find freedom from his crippling anxiety.

He finds answers to why a person who seemingly has it all can continue to suffer from debilitating panic attacks while recognising the beauty and power that lies within each of us if we are willing to go there.

Let your journey begin with Chasing the Present...


BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Chelsea Film Festival. Chelsea Film Festival was voted top 10 best film festivals in the USA by USA Today.

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

FIRST PRIZE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Rhode Island International Film Festival

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Rishikesh International Film Festival


Chasing The Present is an inspiring and insightful film. It builds awareness and consideration of inner solutions to some of our social ills for stress, anxiety, panic and depression. It empowers audiences leaving them motivated to take charge of their mental health, to take action and realise there are solutions beyond what is normally prescribed so that we can be on the path to rediscovering happiness and freedom.

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