In the eighteen years since its publication, hundreds of thousands of people have read The Fifth Sacred Thing and been moved by its imagery and drama. Now, at this time when our future seems so precarious, we want to bring it to the screen and to a whole new generation who are more visual than verbal.

Making a movie of a book that so many people love is a scary venture.

We feel a huge responsibility — first to be faithful to the book’s artistic vision, to make a film that moves people emotionally, that’s dramatic and funny and edge-of-the-seat powerful. But also, we want to be faithful to the values of earth-care and social justice the book represents. Not just in what the movie portrays, but also in the way we go about making it.

We’ve written a Green Plan that will set new standards for environmental accountability in the film industry. We’ll bring resources into the inner city by networking with community organizations with whom we have longstanding relationships. We’ll expand our website with extensive resources and develop many ways that people who are inspired by the vision can learn the skills they need to create it and connect with others who share it. We want the movie to help nurture and support the movements that are already growing to put our world on a path of peace, justice and ecological harmony.

This video gives an overview of our project and the immensely inspiring collaborations that are emerging to support its development. We are only at the beginning stages now of realizing our vision; yet the community support already demonstrated has been overwhelmingly abundant and positive. If you care to make a donation to the film you can do so via our PayPal  account.  If you would care to speak with us about investing in the project please contact us at and we will forward you the appropriate information.