Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media creates entertaining, engaging and compelling feature films, documentaries and other forms of media with a focus on stories and characters that create awareness of real issues that shape our lives and help us or keep us from creating. The goal, first and foremost, is to entertain audiences, then to motivate them to think outside the box inside the box themselves and create from wherever they are with whatever they have right now and in the process, make a difference, small or large, in the their own life and the lives of others.
Think Outside The Box Inside The Box℠ believes that the simple act of creating can transform individuals, communities and the world for the better and that everyone has a creation inside of them—a voice, a story, a song, a dance, a piece of art, a book, a business, a school, a kitchen, a recipe, a strategy, an idea, a vision for their health, education, life, community. Think Outside The Box Inside The Box is a way of thinking that will empower individuals to push past limitations, both real and imagined in their lives and create from wherever they are with whatever they have right now. The primary focus is to inspire every person on the planet—regardless of gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, age, physical condition or socio-economic status—to think outside the box inside the box and consciously create something positive.
ThinkOutsideTheBoxInsideTheBox.com is a place to motivate, be motivated and stay motivated to create from wherever you are with whatever you have right now through an inspirational, aspirational, encouraging, and motivational content driven website within a community of limitless thinking creators in all areas of art and life. It’s one thing to have that initial spark of inspiration, which is priceless in beginning to create anything, but it is the workhorse of motivation that will keep you going when the glow has left the original ember and the seemingly endless road of actions to be taken stretches out for miles before reaching completion.
Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media is a for-profit company that believes in giving back to its community, supporters and fellow creators by making giving a given. 10% of all net profits from the company are “given back.” 5% of net profits go back to the online Think Outside The Box Inside The Box website to support its mission and members via more giveaways, more cash prizes, more free coaching and consultations, more opportunities and more motivation, and, 5% of net profits go directly to our sister charities to give underserved populations the opportunity and supplies they need to create.
Kelli Joan Bennett, Founder, Editor-in-chief, is a filmmaker, writer, actress, entrepreneur and advocate of creating from what you have. Bennett produced the feature documentary, High School 911, which explores how a 40-year-old EMS organization in Darien, CT is still going strong even though it’s run and operated entirely by teenagers. The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be finished in 2012. Bennett launched ThinkOutsideTheBoxInsideTheBox.com, a call-to-create campaign that is a way of thinking that empowers individuals to push past limitations, both real and imagined in their lives and create from wherever they are with whatever they have right now. Bennett is the founder of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media, which creates entertaining, engaging and compelling feature films, documentaries and other forms of media with a focus on stories and characters that create awareness of real issues that shape our lives and help us or keep us from creating. As an actress, Bennett played Mrs. Harris in the world premiere play, The Columbine Project, in the first Los Angeles run and Off-Broadway. Bennett founded Scriptapalooza, Inc. along with two partners. That company has launched and continues to launch countless writers’ careers. She graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton and resides in the Los Angeles area.
No more waiting to create. The time is right now. No one should feel powerless due to his or her current circumstances or situation. Every person can create from wherever they are with whatever they have right now and in turn, motivate others to create. If all external factors are stripped away—judgment, lack, fear—we are free to believe in each other. Through encouragement and motivation we create. There is a creator and therefore a motivator inside each and every one of us with the potential to affect positive personal, community, national and global change in the creative process. Together we can create a different world, one creation at a time. It is from this place that Think Outside The Box Inside The Box and create from what you have emerges into being. This entire venture is an adventure into the unknown of the known and a quest to see where it leads and what it creates. The paradox is open for debate, the concept is pliable and the rules are not defined. Share your thoughts, your ideas, your opinions, your creations, your stories and your plans with us by emailing, submitting comments, entering the contests and joining the Facebook community forum—let the conversation and the creation begin.
CONTRIBUTORS to Think Outside The Box Inside the box website include founder, Kelli Joan Bennett, and Editor, Alexandra Joan Bennett. More contributors and guest writers will be added as the endeavor develops and grows. If you are interested in being a contributor, please contact us and tell us why you’d like to join the Think Outside The Box Inside The Box movement, what your perspective or point of view is and what you’d like to contribute–articles, op-ed pieces, interviews, videos, etc.
The Paradox, Think Outside The Box Inside The Box, can be taken or interpreted in myriad ways. According to Wikipedia, the exact origins of the phrase “think outside the box” or “think out of the box” are obscure. A few people claim to have coined it, but one thing seems to be true; it became popular because of the nine-dot puzzle. The goal of the nine-dot puzzle is to link all nine dots by using only four lines. The Box: At the root of the paradox, Think Outside The Box Inside The Box, is the definition of box. “The box” is simply your life exactly how it currently is—the people, the job(s), the relationships, the living situation, the bank balance, the shoes in the closet, the tools in the tool box—right now. Inside the Box: Traditionally, inside the box means learning and knowing all the rules before you can break them and “think outside the box” or dribble outside the lines and become Jackson Pollack. For our purposes it simply means “within the parameters of your life as it is right now”…in other words “inside my life”….see the above definition of “box.” Think Outside the Box Inside the Box, as a whole concept, is a verb: “get creative with what you already have in your life.”
The Slate of Films lined up for 2012 include A Missing Tooth, The Botox Party and Death Over Three Bottles of Wine. More details about the concepts and creative teams coming soon.
For Immediate Release: first press release coming soon.
Think Outside The Box Inside The Box begins its journey in January 2012.