Cloth Paper Dreams Released to DVD

Kumbh Mela, a Photographic Exploration of Faith, Devotion and Purpose Accompanied by the Short Film Cloth Paper Dreams.

“Journey to India’s Kumbh Mela, where every twelve years at the confluence of the the three holiest rivers, untold millions converge to pray, commune and ultimately connect to something greater than themselves. Watch as the stories of three men from three different worlds are woven together. Follow one man on his pilgrimage of faith, another on his journey of devotion and a third on this quest for purpose.”

Screenings and Awards:

Museum of the Southwest – Midland, Texas – November 2013

The Blanton Museum of Art – Austin, Texas – May 2014

Crested Butte Film Fest – Crested Butte, CO – September 2014

Chicago Intl REEL Short Film Fest – Chicago, IL – September 2014 – Best Short Documentary and Best Cinematography

Center for Contemporary Arts – Abilene, Texas – October 2014

24FPS Film Festival – Abilene, Texas – November 2014

Rockport Film Festival – Rockport, Texas – November 2014

Texas Photo Fest – Smithville, Texas – October 2014

Georgetown Art Center – Georgetown, Texas – January 2015

Sedona Film Festival – Sedona, Arizona – February 2015

Nacogdoches Film Fest – Nacogdoches, Texas – Feb 2015 – Best Documentary

Indian Film Festival – Houston, Texas – March 2015

Worldfest Film Festival – Houston, Texas – April 2015 – Platinum Remi Award

Hill Country Film Festival – Fredericksburg, Texas – May 2015

Pecha Kucha – Austin, Texas – June 2015

“This mesmerizing short film on Kumbh Mela captures the epic nature of this spiritual pilgrimage as well as the haunting meaning of the event for the over 50,000,000 pilgrims who participated.”

– Maura Mulvihill, Sr. VP National Geographic

Signed copies of the 11 minute short film/DVD can be purchased online at

Greg Davis Photography premiered the short film and photographic collection from his latest project on May 30th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art. Tickets to the exhibit and premiere included Indian bites, wine from Pioneer Wines and a traditional Indian music concert by internationally known musicians, sitar player Indrajit Banerjee and tabla player Gourisankar Karmakar. As a gift from the artist, each attendee took home a complimentary DVD of the short film, Cloth Paper Dreams.

Signed copies of the 11 minute short film/DVD can be purchased online at

Greg’s new work from India’s Kumbh Mela walks you across the cultural divide as it taps into the understanding that we are all connected to something greater than ourselves. Embrace the connection to humanity that this exhibition and film embodies. The premiere aimed to inform and inspire all those that made the journey to view this work.

Greg Davis, National Geographic Creative Photographer and Founding Member of the Austin Center for Photography, attended the world’s largest spiritual pilgrimage, India’s Kumbh Mela. For millennia, every twelfth year, millions of devoted pilgrims have gathered at the confluence of the three holiest rivers. It was from this journey, that this twenty-four piece photographic exhibition and short film were born.


Directed, Produced and Written by Greg Davis

Executive Producers: Dianna Eccleston-Colton and Greg Davis

Director of Photography: Travis Tank

Editor: Patrick Riester

Cameras: Travis Tank and Greg Davis

Graphics: Lucas Amann

Color Grading: Dillon Davies

Animation: John Franklin

Original Music by Indrajit Banerjee and Gourisankar

The idea and premise of both the photography and the documentary film ‘Cloth Paper Dreams is to bring awareness to this epic historical event thru exhibitions, screenings, new media applications and speaking engagements.