After two years we are heading into the home stretch!  We have filmed in five states and two countries and collected a who's who of poets and thinkers talking about Robert.   We have located rare and never seen footage of Robert going back to the 1980's and audio tapes of readings (including one with Pablo Neruda) dating to the 1960's. Fantastic stills and ephemeral have been found to illustrate the mountain of poems and commentary from Robert and other participants.  In short, we have the ingredients for a fantastic and inspiring film.


The last step to making a film is the post-production. Here, all the raw ingredients that have been assembled are carefully pieced together to make a finished program. Editing. Music. Graphics. Sound design. Many large and small details, creative and technical, are all blended together. We are making a one-hour, broadcast quality film suitable for PBS. We are also making an additional hour of material to include on the DVD.


Our goal is to finish the film in summer 2013. We can make it with your help. We have come remarkably far on our very lean budget (and we are thankful to the over 200 donors to date that have contributed large and small donations). For the post-production we need just around $100,000. We are reaching out in numerous directions and know that if just a few of the many people who love Robert Bly contributed we would reach our goal.

I hope you will be one of them.

Haydn Reiss


For a tax-deductible receipt, donations can be made through our fiscal sponsor,
The San Francisco Film Society, a 501c3.

If a receipt for tax purposes is not required,  funds can be donated directly to ZINC FILMS by contacting  The service fee to our fiscal sponsor is 7%, so we keep a wee bit more from each donation.

Either way, please contribute today so that we can make our summer goal!

If Robert Bly has touched your life, help us honor Robert's many gifts by supporting A Thousand Years of Joy.