Jo Carson

joJo Carson graduated from the UCLA Film School with a BA and MFA in Film Production.  She worked for 25 years in the film industry as a camera person, during part of which time she also served as president of "Behind the Lens", a Los Angeles-based association of professional camera women.  Her camera work may be seen in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, in various installments of The Matrix, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Star Trek.  She has won two Clio Awards for her lighting and camera work in commercials.  In addition to Dancing With Gaia, Jo's directing work includes two documentaries, A Dance for the Goddess, and the award winning Himalayan Pilgrimage.  She lives with her husband John and son Dylan in Fairfax, California.

Director's Statement

Dancing With Gaia is about the nexus of earth energies, sacred sexuality and the return of the goddess as Gaia. It has taken twenty years to create. Its' message is timeless, but uniquely appropriate to our time.  Dancing With Gaia features the insights of authors, teachers and mystics whose lives are dedicated to the earth and the Goddess. I believe this film makes available their most important perceptions about how to connect with our earth and the larger cosmos in a spiritual and physical way. I traveled throughout Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Greece, Malta, Crete, Turkey and the US to shoot imagery of ancient sacred sites. For me, this was partly a personal pilgrimage; but it was also an opportunity to share with others the powerful beauty of these places of earth centered religion. Dancing With Gaia is an interweaving of deeply magical places with the words of these profound teachers.