DVD The Opus
The creator and producer of the movie is also the main
star of it: Doug Vermeeren.
There’s a natural
tendency to want to compare The Opus to the hit movie,
The Secret, but that wouldn’t be fair.
The Secret was a feel
good documentary about the law of attraction. I love it
and think it will go down in history as one of the most
inspiring and life-changing movies ever created. I’m
proud to be in it.
But The Opus is a down
to earth self-help, story-documentary with the main push
being to get you to decide on a goal, take action, and
stick with it. While there is some “attraction” talk in
the film, that is not its main focus.
Framed around the story of a famous violinist, a cast of
teachers (including me) pop in and out to tell you how
to find your vision, move into action, and never give
I found the story of Martin
Luther King as a child being taught how to dream to
I always find Morris
Goodman’s story of his miraculous healing to be
Bill Bartmann’s story of
how he set a financial goal for himself was
He simply found the net
worth of the 400th richest person on the Forbes
list and decided to make one dollar more than
him, giving himself a measurable goal to accomplish
(which he did).
I liked the movie. So did Nerissa. Apparently crowds in
Calgary and Edmonton who saw a special showing of it
went wild and loved it.
I don’t know what impact The Opus
will have on people. In some ways it’s just the
traditional goal setting stuff you and I have heard and
read for decades. Of course, the same could be said for
The Secret, though very few people knew about
the law of attraction when that movie came out compared
to the abundance of material on goal setting as The
Opus comes out.
But the beauty of a good movie is that you get the same
information in an easy, visual, even emotional form,
which means it has a better chance of getting into you
and sticking with you.
The main message of The Opus
is to bring your music out, to enjoy now, and to leave
The movie wants you to — as I say in it —
“Dare Something Worthy.”
When the movie is released (I don’t know the date yet),
go see it.
It just might awaken that song in your heart — your own
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