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Blue Kangling
A Documentary Feature Film 

My role: Cinematographer . Production Plan and Post Production Artist . Graphic Designer . Editor . Colorist

Blue Kangling - Awards Trailer - Dir. Matt Blackburn - True4K
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Blue Kangling (DIR. Matt Blackburn) is a captivating observational documentary that delves into the profound journey of Tibetan Buddhists as they explore the concept of death amidst the challenging and majestic Himalayan landscape. This thought-provoking film uncovers the essence of human nature, offering a unique glimpse into the depths of our existence.


Death, a concept both elusive and taboo, has fascinated and perplexed humanity throughout history. Its permanence and uncertain nature have left us pondering its mysteries. However, one undeniable truth remains: we all face the inevitability of death.

Within Tibetan Buddhism, intricate explanations, theories, and practices surround the notion of death and the destiny of consciousness as it fades into darkness. Centuries of meditation, teachings, and living in extreme conditions have given rise to profound existential theories rooted in fundamental human truths.

Blue Kangling, a film of profound depth, delves into the collective consciousness of death within Tibetan Buddhism. Through an observational approach, it reveals individuals who embody, shape, and embrace this knowledge. Intimate portraits of ordinary people and enlightened philosophers offer meaningful insights into the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring ancestral rituals and practices, we unravel the cultural influences and explanations that address existential questions: "Why do they exist?" and "Where do they ultimately transcend?"


"It's very important to share with the whole world."

His Holiness Sakya Trichen
The 41st gen. Throne holder of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism


"beautifully done and the content is very authentic and gripping."

Robert Thurman

Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia university
President of the Tibet House New York

Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2020
Winner, Best Documentary Short, InterFaith Film & Music Festival, New York, New York, USA, 2020
Winner, Best Feature Documentary Director, Rancagua, Chile, 2020
Winner, Best First Feature Film by the Director, Rancagua, Chile, 2020
Winner, Best Cinematography in Feature Film, Rancagua, Chile, 2020
Winner, Documentary Film, Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata, India, 2020
Winner, Honorable Mention, Top Shorts, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2020
Winner, Best Documentary, TMFF, London, UK, 2020
Winner, Best Cinematography, Sweden Film Awards, Norrbottens Lan, Sweden, 2020
Winner, Best Feature Documentary, New Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020
Winner, Best Cinematography, American Golden Picture International Film Festival, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2020
Winner, Audience Award Best Documentary, American Golden Picture International Film Festival, Florida, USA, 2020

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