Kumaré is an enlightened guru from the East who builds a following of disciples in the West.
But Kumaré is not real. He is an American filmmaker named Vikram Gandhi, who has transformed himself into
Kumaré as the centerpiece of a social experiment designed to explore and test one of the world's most sacred taboos.
Concealing his true identity from all he meets, Kumaré forges profound, spiritual connections with real people from all walks of life.
At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram the filmmaker is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity.
At the height of his popularity he reveals his greatest teaching: his true self. A playful yet genuine and insightful look at belief and spirituality,
the film crosses a line few have dared to cross, all to discover: from illusion comes truth.
Kumaré has won:
Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
Best Documentary Feature, 2011, from the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Best Documentary Feature, 2011, Dallas Video Fest.
Associate Producer and Tour Manager
Director of Photography
Production Sound Mixer
India Unit - Director of Photography
India Unit - Field Coordinator
Costume Designer for Kumaré
Zac Locke, Esq.
Kim Eden Neugarten
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Prime Focus, New York
Dana O'Keefe / Cinetic Media
Chris Libby & Clay Dollarhide,
Ginsberg / Libby