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The Book of Geezer is the latest novel from author and filmmaker John Teton. Published by Oakland-based Scarlet Tanager Books, it is available as a paperback, e-book, audiobook, and in a limited hardcover edition. The paperback and e-book can can be purchased from Small Press Distribution, online at Amazon or your favorite indie book dealer, and can be ordered through any bookstore. The limited hardcover edition ($30 with shipping free within the continental US) is available from Earthlight Pictures and may be ordered by e-mail to [email protected]. The audiobook may be found on Amazon at The Book of Geezer as well as at Apple Audiobooks and at (Prices may differ between these sites.)



Thunder Head Clearing


The short animated film Thunder Head Clearing blends realistic fine arts drawings and fantastical 3D animation backed by an original orchestral score in a tale about a gathering of strangers drawn to a mysterious clearing in the woods, where a towering creation of light and power sweeps them up in an extraordinary series of events in an attempt to overcome a haunting global plague.

Produced by Earthlight Pictures and directed by American filmmaker and author John Teton with artists across the United States and abroad over seven years, Thunder Head Clearing makes a dazzling, mythic case for the real-world International Food Security Treaty (IFST). Originated by Teton in the 1990s, the Treaty is a well-grounded, linchpin proposal to realize the age-old dream of ending world hunger that is endorsed by world-class leaders in politics, international human rights law, and religion (see

Thunder Head Clearing won a Best Direction Award at the 2018 Global India International Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Animation Prize at the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco International Film Festival. The film is available for free on YouTube. International Food Security Treaty (




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John Teton's latest novel, ELEVATION: The Cave Logs of New Hale, Tibet


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