Atlantis Risen

What if Atlantis exists in the archives?

Atlantis Risen uncovers a lost film made by Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters and many more radical and free thinkers of the 1960s. Only seen in a few select screenings in 1970, the unearthing of this rare film through a documentary-style epic is the world's first chance to see scenes from the 1970 film, Atlantis Rising. Filmmaking duo Miles and Caitlin Votek take you on a ride through archival footage, cinema portraits and stop-motion animation to help us all get to the bottom of Atlantis.

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Help Us Finish!


Atlantis Risen is an independent production by Miles and Caitlin Votek. The film explores the myth of Atlantis as understood by some of the most radical thinkers and free spirits in America. We have spent the last 5 years digitizing archival footage never seen before, animating, interviewing key figures and editing. As we come to a completion, we are looking for an extra financial push to help us telecine the final film and release it to a wider audience. Any interest you may have in helping us realize this final step would be most appreciated through our upcoming Kickstarter campaign or through a direct email to us:

caitlinedenny at gmail dot com


milesvotek at gmail dot com

And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice
And let us sing
And dance and ring in the new

Hail Atlantis!

- Donovan, "Atlantis"

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