A MESSAGE FROM LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG
For over 40 years, I’ve dedicated my life to making films celebrating life and the human spirit. From a young age, my parents (both Holocaust survivors), appreciated all the little things in life and the blessing of having children. My upbringing taught me the importance of living a daily life full of gratitude.
After graduating from UCLA, I began to shoot flowers 24/7, 365 days a year and still have time lapse cameras rolling non-stop. To this day, I am in awe of the beauty of nature, whether oceans, mountains, flowers, bees, or mushrooms. Each day, I am thankful for the opportunity to film nature’s beauty and share my images with a worldwide audience, all with the hope that people are seduced by the beauty of this planet, fall in love with it, and are willing to protect it.
During the pandemic, I was moved by how society was disconnected, and the small things in life, whether meeting a friend for coffee or hugging a family member, were taken away from them. I felt compelled to show my gratitude for our world during such a complex and unpredictable time. I wanted to help people in desperate need of connection, both internal and external, and address the global suffering from isolation, stress, and anxiety due to the pandemic. So, I decided to make Gratitude Revealed.
My goal is to provide an audience with an immersive cinematic experience. Through vignettes of everyday remarkable people, we find the beauty in humanity and the resilience of the human spirit… and the desire to reconnect with each other.
The film provides a global audience an opportunity to open our hearts, see each other with compassion and understanding, and build bridges with those who think differently. In addition, the film provides the audience with a shift in consciousness on gratitude’s vital role in their lives. and how they can work towards experiencing more of it daily as it builds resilience, gives purpose, and provides health benefits in these troubled times.