Once in a lifetime an opportunity will come along that can change the way you see the world, it will change the way you see yourself and others, but most importantly it will change the world itself. Shaun Monson, creator of the film, Earthlings has ventured into a new realm of possibilities and what it truly means to be human.
Seven years in the making, writer/director Shaun Monson has accomplished a never been done before feat gathering over 10 of today’s biggest celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film including Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Wiig, Marion Cotillard, Olivia Wilde, Rose Byrne and Zoe Saldana, among many others pictured below.
We learned more about the mission behind UNITY and why this could become the best movie ever made.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What was the inspiration for the film?
Shaun Monson: For many years I have been observing the world around me, as we all do. I was starting to notice the increasing insensitivity of the human race. There is such a vast chasm between one’s ability to be compassionate toward others and yet on the other end of the spectrum, to be destructive and violent. Gandhi and Hitler are the two prime and most extreme examples of the range of human capacities to love or to hate. It was this dichotomy that fascinated me and it is this that we explore in the film.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What do you hope others will receive from the film?
Shaun Monson: The message of the film is simply, “Not the Same, but Equal,” whether it’s human, animal or tree. I want people to realize that there is no technology that could ever be invented or material object that could ever solve the problems of the human race; the solution lies within the heart of each of us, and only once it is awakened can we really begin to effect change in our own lives and in the lives of others.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Why include over 100 high profile celebrities?
Shaun Monson: It didn’t start out that way. As we began filming and narrating each scene of the film, it became increasingly obvious that there something more needed. As we added more cast members to expand the voice of the film, we kept realizing we need more voices; more people to really represent the concept of UNITY. It’s almost as if the greater the diversity of the narrators, the more symbolic it is for the film. In the end, it works like a symphony, the more voices; the more beautiful the message.
Book your tickets today to see one of the most revolutionary films to hit the big screen but for ONE DAY ONLY. Finally a message of hope, of love, and of UNITY that can change the way we interact with the world around us, thereby changing the world, one act of kindness at a time.
“ To See The Change, You Have To Be The Change”
Who: Fathom Events and SpectiCast present the timely documentary event Unity featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators from film, television and music.
What: Writer/Director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS), collaborates with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of filmmaking), to present a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable. The timely documentary will be distributed by Specticast in select theaters worldwide and in partnership with Fathom Events on U.S. screens beginning August 12. For more information and to watch the trailer go to unitythemovement.com.
When: ONE DAY ONLY! Wednesday, August 12
Where: Select theaters nationwide. Visit HERE for local theaters and showtimes.
Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, David DeLuise, David LaChapelle, Deepak Chopra, Dianna Agron, Dr. Dre, Edward James Olmos, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, Eve Best, Famke Janssen, Freida Pinto, Geoffrey Rush, Gregory Colbert, Helen Mirren, Isabel Lucas, January Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Tilly, Jesse Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Perry, Joel Edgerton, John Paul DeJoria, Jorja Fox, Julia Ormond, Kathy Freston, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Larenz Tate, Leighton Meester, Lena Headey, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Grace, Maggie Q, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Marianne Williamson, Mariel Hemmingway, Marion Cotillard, Mark Strong, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine, Matthieu Ricard, Michael Beckwith, Michael Gambon, Michelle Rodriguez, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Nestor Serrano, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Pamela Anderson, Paul Watson, Persia White, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi, Rick Allen, Rose Byrne, Russell Simmons, Rutger Hauer, Ryan O’Neal, Sam Simon, Selena Gomez, Shaun Toub, Susan Sarandon, Tim McIlrath, Tom Hiddleston, Tony Hawk, Tony Kanal and Zoe Saldana.