So in what sounds like a brief, walking-through-the-lobby-type interview with Hollywood Today, David Lynch announced that he’s working on Catching the Big Fish, a road movie-style documentary that’s an outgrowth of his best-selling book and consciousness-touting seminars about transcendental meditation. Shot around meaning-of-life dialogues with both seminar companions like ’60s troubadour Donovan and physicist John Hagelin, as well as regular folks, the world-spanning movie sounds like part peace-pitch, part typically elliptical, Lynchian inquisition into global measures of anxiety. No timetable for completion or anything of that nature was discussed.
“People have a right to be happy, but they don’t know it,” says Lynch. “A lot of artists are attached to the idea that to create one must suffer and live in pain. I used to have a lot of anger and depression, but when you have a constant migraine you can’t create anything, and transcendental meditation really taught me that.” For more information on the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, click here.