Frequently Questioned Answers
Most of the footage for the narrative story was shot in Portland, Oregon. Interviews were taped in Washington State; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Arizona and Oregon.
It suggests a change to the current paradigms and positions of power and that’s what the world does – makes a controversy out of it. The filmmakers are happy to be able to address any controversy surrounding the film. Click here to go to our Reviews Page where some writers have raised some controversial questions about the film.
The name was first floated out of the filmmakers’ exasperation in trying to find a way to combine all the information and elements in an engaging, entertaining manner. Then the title took on a life of its own, as we realized, What DO We Know? and Who are WE to Tell You Anything? We are not offering the ultimate solution to life’s mysteries, but inviting viewers to ask themselves the What do I Know? question and figure it out for themselves.
While William Arntz first dreamed of making the movie over 10 years ago, most of the active work producing the film took three years.
In the early 90′s William wrote a piece of system management software called AutoSys. He sold it and his company, then did another software startup, which he also sold. The profits from these sales were used to fund What the BLEEP. As he said at the opening, “I guess I’ll find out soon whether I’m a visionary, or just have a VERY expensive hobby.”
How “authentic” is any science? Newton’s theory of gravity is very authentic, and very incomplete. Just ask Einstein. The quantum physics, neurology and molecular biology is authentic based on current findings. The Water Crystals work is gaining ground in scientific circles. Dr. Emoto’s work has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, February, 2004.
Ms. Matlin became interested in portraying Amanda after reading the script. The script had been written with the emphasis on showing the dramatic part of the story, more than explaining it in clever dialogue. However, in modifying the script, we saw that Marlee’s deafness does suggest the question: “What slices of reality are WE deaf to?”
It’s not that your religion doesn’t adhere – it’s that what YOU believe in doesn’t adhere. The fact that your set of beliefs includes a particular religion is just one example in your list of beliefs. Everyone has his or her worldview. In our view, there is not One Way, but six billion Ways.
We direct this film and its concepts to everyone’s innate ability to decide for themselves what is real and true. Our hope is that people think about their beliefs and paradigms, instead of just blindly accepting them. In the end, we decide for ourselves. As Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
For artistic reasons primarily, but also because we felt it was important for the audience to be able to focus on the message being said and not its messengers.
All the Interviews were shot using Sony’s studio HD camera. The dramatic part was shot on an Arriflex 35mm camera. The 35mm film was tele-cined to D5 for the final on-line (which was digital). Then the D5 master was tele-cined back out to 35mm for the theatrical prints.
In What the BLEEP Do We Know!? We recommend that children under the age of 13 have a parent present during the film due to some strong language and one brief semi-explicit sexual scene. We recommend parents see the film first and then make their own decision as to whether or not their children will be able to handle and understand what they are seeing. The film is not suggested for children under 13. In the Extended Directors Cut What the BLEEP!?-Down the Rabbit Hole The Film has been made suitable to be viewed by child and adult. We created the Rabbit Hole Version with children in mind, in response to many requests that parents would like to show this to their children. We removed all curse language and explicit scenes.
Check out our International Distribution page on this web site to find out the details for your country. If your country is not listed — well — International Distribution is a long process. Essentially our foreign sales agent has been working very hard to get these films in every country in the world. BUT – we need to have a distributor in each country who wants to take it. They must think there’s money to be made and in alot of countries the distributors don’t think there’s a market. (It’s been that way since the beginning – even in the U.S.) SO if we’re not in your country and you’d like it there (as we do), call up the distributors, or if you can’t find them, call your theaters and ask them to get it.
Down the Rabbit Hole it is the 2.5 hour extended version of What the BLEEP-Do We Know!? What the BLEEP!?-Down the Rabbit Hole Contains new scientific information, never before seen footage, 1 hour and 30 minutes of new interviews, interviews with two additional scientists Dean Radin, Ph.D. and Dr. Masaru Emoto, interviews with author Lynne McTaggart, a new opening and three new animation sequences, the Director’s Cut extended version will satisfy the most ardent BLEEP fans and blow away newcomers to this outrageous hybrid film about cutting edge physics, biology, consciousness, mysticism, reality and more. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, and sixteen of the world’s most noted physicists, neuro-chemists, physicians, metaphysicians and journalists, What the BLEEP!? – Down the Rabbit Hole, with its state-of-the-art animation, reflects the personal evolution of the filmmakers and answers audience’s unprecedented demand for an even deeper film experience.
This montrous package is a 3 DVD – 6 sided DVD. It contains Down the Rabbit Hole – Directors Cut (2.5 hours), the Ultra-Extended 5 hour Quantum Version, 5+ hours of Supplemental Interviews and a Filmmakers Q&A. For more information