Former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2006, he left a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to return to the Himalayan foothills near Bhutan to create a unique community of rescued, orphaned and neglected children. 5-year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. But Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?
Andrew Hinton began his career in filmmaking working on documentary and drama productions for Pawel Pawlikowski and Marc Isaacs, before moving on to performance films and musical feature documentaries. He lived on an Indian train to document the Jagriti Yatra, a journey around India with 500 young social entrepreneurs; then followed a paperboy in Jamshedpur for a day, creating the short film Amar (2011) which won the Vimeo Documentary Award. He also worked with an NGO to make a film about hand washing, It’s in Your Hands (2011), that went viral on Youtube.
Johnny Burke learned his craft at Cinecontact Productions under the guidance of renowned observational filmmakers such as Sean McAllister and Kim Longinotto. Johnny spent the next ten years editing documentary films for broadcast, including Boys from Baghdad High (2007), The Yes Men Fix the World (2009). In 2009 he began to broaden his skills into producing, and directed his own short and mid-length films.