David Wants To Fly

David Wants To Fly

Documentary, 96 min.
Coproduction with foreign director


by David Sieveking

Germany / Switzerland / Austria, February 2010

David, a young filmmaker, follows his idol, David Lynch, into the world of Transcendental Meditation (TM). He traces the footsteps of the founder of the movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to whom even the Beatles at one time had made the pilgrimage. The Indian guru developed TM into one of the largest esoteric organisations in the world that, with their study programs, promises world peace and yogic flying.


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Directed by: David Sieveking
Written by: David Sieveking, Martin Witz

World Premiere: February 2010
Original Version: English/German, colour, HD24p, 96 min.


Production: Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Navigator Film Produktion, SRG SSR
Producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Martin Heisler, Werner Swiss Schweizer, Johannes Rosenberger

Cinematography: Adrian Stähli
Editing: Martin Kayser-Landwehr
Location Sound Mix: Johannes Schmelzer, Christian Lutz, Till Röllinghoff
Sound Design: Stefan Soltau, Björn Wiese
Music: Karl Stirner

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World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH

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Distribution Switzerland: Praesens Film AG
Distribution Austria: Poool Filmverleih GmbH
Distribution Germany: Neue Visionen Filmverleih

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Frankfurt am Main, Hessischer Filmpreis, Hessischer Filmpreis 2010
  • St. Petersburg, Message to Man International Film Festival, International Film Critics Jury's Special Prize (medal) and diploma. 2010
  • Warsaw, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Honorable Mention of Millenium Award Jury 2010

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