"The Goddess Bubble" - a wild new musical screenplay!
My name is Zorah Staar, and I'm a SONGWRITER and ACTIVIST who makes RADICALLY UPLIFTING MULTI-SPIRIT MUSIC (honouring many paths to the same Greater Spirit - MP3 MUSIC SAMPLES BELOW).
I'm also a SCREENWRITER, and winner of the 2009 "Spirit of Moondance" award for Best Musical Feature Screenplay (from the Moondance International Film Festival of Boulder, Colorado).
The name of this wild new spiritual musical is "THE GODDESS BUBBLE". First came the successful live theatre show (see poster at right/above), then a soundtrack CD, and now the screenplay for a movie-to-be. What's the story?
It's like "Avatar" meets "Mama Mia", but in real life! and on a freaky rainforest island in the Pacific Northwest. A desperate city woman (called "V") washes up in this magically-real world, and if she survives her deadly pursuers, she'll help her new friends save the earth.
Who's waiting for V...? on a luminous green island of giant trees (now on the razor's edge of devastation, like our entire climate). V's tough edges bump up hard against this community of young/old, freaky/quirky islanders (also fierce singers and dancers - it's a musical after all). Then Conrado (a tree-loving forester, originally from Ecuador) stumbles into V. So begins the dance of these two deeply wounded spirits, along with Conrado's journey of conscience. There's another even more damaged man (nicknamed "J.J."), an environmentalist? but from the same dirty streets as V. His tormented pursuit of her began long ago, and now he's on the island too, much closer to exploding than giving up.
Yet magic is everywhere... stormy ocean, midnight beach, even at the mini-mall or rundown pub of this loving community. Ancient nature ones, intertwined He/She/Spirits of all that is... pull V into a mystically healing, BUBBLE universe... and MUSIC (chanting, soaring, radically uplifting pop and rock) is leading her home. But no home is safe, when you're also fighting deadly spirit shadows of your past, AND the machines of some psychopaths who would blindly use up every resource on earth. Here it's the TRUFOR logging corporation... desperately faced down by a tiny band of island warriors, in one of the fiercest onscreen battles for nature since "Avatar" (albeit a small-budget one, with mere humans involved).
Against such insane worldwide odds, where is the courage, and the LOVE... big enough to help V, or Conrado, or any of us? How do we transition beyond a global nightmare of resources running out, climate change, and systems crashing down into chaos? SPIRIT. Nature, Human, and Greater Spirits... all connected. When the people in "The Goddess Bubble" act from THAT - from their biggest-loving-connected self, their REAL avatar - THEN they have the fire and the resilience, to help transform their community and our world.
Anyone wanting more information about my screenplay can contact me at (250) 629-3825 or email cmzs(at)shaw.ca (replace "at" with @). And as for the music, here are some excerpts...
MP3's OF SONG EXERPTS FROM
"THE GODDESS BUBBLE" MUSICAL & CD:
"Isis, Astarte, Buddha, Jesus" - radical, many-spirit, chanting dance-pop (also from Oliver Swain & others*),
"Pagan and Proud" - a bit of bouncier "pagan pop",
"The Goddess Blew A Bubble" - from the soaring, symphonic finale,
"Just a Tree" - a save-the-earth rocker (wait for it), and
"Jesus Bids Us Shine" - Jesus welcomed into the world of the musical!
All five of these songs are on my 20-song CD for "THE GODDESS BUBBLE" (available at Buy a CD). My earlier "pagan pop" CD is also still available for sample listening or purchase.
Blessed be to these folk, and to all you beautiful sparks out there, busy loving and transforming our world!
*Please note that "Isis, Asarte, Buddha, Jesus" includes (with permission) some chanting originally written by spiritual inspirations Deena Metzger, Caitlin McMullin, and Starhawk. You are invited to go to "What's New" (bottom of page) to read the CREDITS for all those who contributed so much to the creation of the "The Goddess Bubble" CD and/or the original live theatre version of the musical (called "The Goddess Blew a Bubble").