"It's like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they're better together."
Betsy & Cate met 14 years ago when they joined forces to market the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Discovering a mutual passion for "tell it like it really is," down-to-Earth spiritual messaging, they collaborated writing a scathingly comedic New Age screenplay based on Betsy's spiritual journey titled Killing Buddha, which is currently being published as a memoir. Betsy's film & marketing savvy and Cate's writing & editing skills and TV production background made them a natural team. After developing, publishing and marketing two best-selling books they decided to make their partnership official and founded Rampant Feline Media.
Award winning Film maker, Best Selling Author, Change-Maker, Mom. Best known as the Co-Writer, Director and Producer of the hit film What The Bleep Do We Know?!. She has also produced the award winning Song of The New Earth, Pregnant In America, Radical Dating and The Empty Womb. She has authored multiple books, including; The Documentary Masterclass, Tipping Sacred Cows and What The Bleep Do We Know?!, Discovering The Endless Possibilities to Altering Your Everyday Reality. In addition to several Best-Selling Compilation books.. She also enjoys consulting with multiple clients to develop multi-media content for world-wide distribution.
Award winning author of The E Word: Ego, Enlightenment & Other Essentials, and Unearthing Venus: My Search for the Woman Within, co-author of The Heart of the Matter and Ghetto Physics, Cate has a master’s degree in psychology and writes, speaks and teaches about ego evolution, consciousness, quantum physics and metaphysics. A former television engineer for ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN and the BBC, she is a long-time professional newspaper and magazine journalist and editor. As a professional book editor and writing coach, she excels working with both first-time and seasoned writers in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Her first novel, Apollo & Me, a spiritual romance, is now available.
By Betsy Chasse (Atria/Simon & Schuster)
Tip over your sacred cows of belief, dump your personal prejudices and biases, and begin to rebuild a spiritual lifestyle that really works.
Wife, mother, and award-winning producer of the sleeper hit What the Bleep Do We Know!? Betsy Chasse thought she had it all figured out...until she realized she didn’t. She didn’t know anything about happiness, love, spirituality, or herself...nothing, nada, zilch.
In a book that’s anything but quiet, Chasse takes readers on a playful romp through the muddy fields of life and spirituality. Witty, yet unflinching, Chasse exposes her own experience tipping sacred cows and dissects the fragile beliefs we all hold so dear. Because the truth is, we each have a choice to believe the stories we tell ourselves or create new ones.
A candid, no-nonsense confession, Chasse’s story gives readers the freedom to break free from their old patterns and gleefully frolic through fields, cow tipping at will and in the process, create a new reality for themselves.
By Cate Montana (Atria/Enliven Books)
A book of liberation and ecstasy, The E-Word lucidly explains how the ego is created, how it thinks, and how its limited mind-set can be expanded—not inflated—into a joyous transpersonal perspective that eradicates feelings of isolation, fear, and insecurity in your life.
Through stories, practices, and a masterful detangling of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs,the Matrix, and quantum physics, The E-Word strips the ego bare and liberates the soul in highly entertaining, relatable ways, revealing how even self-improvement techniques can chase away the very fulfillment and wisdom we seek. Montana further reveals how the ego co-opts spirituality, dangling enlightenment in front of us as a prize.
Stuffed with electrifying insights and transformative meditations and exercises, The E-Word is the ultimate how-to guide for discovering the “real you” within.
By Betsy Chasse, William Arntz and Mark Vicente (Filmmakers - HCI Publications)
What the Bleep Do We Know!? is a book of amazing science, and now the international bestselling book is available in paperback. With researchers and theoretical scientists leading the way, it takes the reader through the looking glass of quantum physics into a universe that is more bizarre and alive than ever imagined.
This isn't a book of definitive answers, but of mind-stretching questions. It is a book that shows not the path, but the endless possibilities.By Betsy Chasse, William Arntz and Mark Vicente (HCI Publications)
By Cate Montana (Watkins Publishing)
In the tradition of Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild comes a fresh voice in women’s non-fiction. Join Cate Montana on an amazing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle, up staggering peaks in the Andes, and halfway across the globe to the consecration of a temple to the Great Goddess in southern India as she searches for the missing Feminine within herself and Western Culture.
Raised in a man's world to be "just one of the guys," Cate was a highly successful network TV editor and journalist, self-admittedly "brash, driven and highly competitive." While on assignment a chance encounter with a shaman sets her on the path of unearthing the illusive power of the feminine. In a raw and wrenching recapitulation of her life Cate discovers the devastating absence of feminine qualities within herself and the withering personal and global consequences of having only one paradigm available for her to express through: the masculine "P" values of Power, Possessions, Profit, and Progress. An intelligent, compellingly honest and frequently funny memoir of a modern woman's search for her own unrecognized feminine spirit, Unearthing Venus is both a visionary and everywoman story that brilliantly captures what it is to be a woman today and everyday.
By Betsy Chasse (Allworth Press)
How to Make and Distribute a Documentary without Losing Your Mind or Going Broke
Documentary filmmaking requires more than just a passion for the subject, whether it be one’s personal story or that of someone else, a historical event or a startling discovery, a political movement or a heinous crime. Making a documentary and getting it in front of an audience requires determination, careful planning, money, and a strong production team. With over thirty years of experience in filmmaking, author Betsy Chasse mentors readers every step of the way with a down-to-earth approach and invaluable advice. Chapters cover topics such as:
Both novices and experienced filmmakers will benefit from this all-inclusive guide. With the right knowledge, persistence, and The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class in their back pockets, readers will not only turn their visions into reality, they’ll be able to share the results with others and navigate the process with confidence.
By Darren Weisman and Cate Montana (Hay House)
How do we access the authentic self in order to live fulfilling, meaningful lives? In straightforward terms, The Heart of the Matter: Gifts in Strange Wrapping Paper explains a simple but extraordinarily powerful technique called the See, Feel, Hear Challenge that enables people to easily gain entry into the storehouse of their subconscious core beliefs. In the process, it cracks the coded messages that those beliefs release in the form of disease, suffering, addictions, unhappy relationships, and victimized circumstances. Based in the latest findings in neuroscience and neurocardiology, this book guides readers to an uncomplicated understanding of the astounding power of our emotions and how life automatically delivers experiences that trigger negative reactions that subconsciously impact us. These emotions form the foundation of core beliefs that create unhealthy attitudes and dis-ease patterns that keep us from experiencing the authentic, satisfying lives we desire. Using clear examples and true stories from clients, Dr. Weissman’s latest work demonstrates how we can release these stored emotions and their wisdom via the See, Feel, Hear Challenge. It then explains how to use this simple method to evoke feelings that positively impact the quantum field, remolding our bodies, minds, and everyday lives into purposeful expressions of inner joy and radiant well-being. Whether you’re dealing with addictions, dysfunctional relationships, or illness, or are focused on becoming an Olympic champion, The Heart of the Matter gives you a potent tool for positive change and transformation that you can use for the rest of your life.
From Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game) and Betsy Chasse (What the Bleep Do We Know!?), Song of the New Earth features the transformative life journey of renowned sound healer, psychotherapist and modern day mystic Tom Kenyon from a young aspiring Nashville musician to an internationally revered sound alchemist. Kenyon has a four-octave vocal range and a dazzlingly unique mission–to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.
A tale of deathless love, magic and sexual healing, Apollo Me explodes the myths around older women and sex, the relationship between the gods and man, man and woman, and the very nature of the world itself. American author Kathryn Adams is taking a much-needed break on a Greek island. Apollo, the devastatingly handsome ancient Greek god of wisdom and light, has come back to Earth to find Kathryn--the reincarnation of a tempestuous 3rd centrury BC Delphic temple priestess--rekindle their love and get her to join forces with him in a desperate gamble to save humanity from the evil doomsday plot of one of his fellow gods. A mind-blowing love story between a gorgeous god and a woman entering a stage in life where such a romance seems impossible, Apollo & Me masterfully exposes the wounds we must heal to reach sacred union and true love. Exhilarating, vastly entertaining, shocking and liberating.
Featuring Fine Artist Robbi Firestone's art installation and story of her journey through infertility. It's a raw and authentic exploration into the deep emotions experienced by many of the millions of women who are dealing with infertility. The film explores the important concept of sisterhood and truth and how we need to express our true feelings and to listen to each other without judgement.
Originally released in February 2004 in one theater in Yelm, Washington, What the BLEEP Do We Know!? went on to become the fifth highest grossing documentary in the United States, with ticket sales of $12 Million.
Shunned by all movie distributors, the producers set about distributing and marketing the movie themselves in a “proof of concept” strategy to show theater owners there was indeed a market for spiritually oriented films that catered to audiences’ intelligence, not their lowest common denominator.
Although rejected by every major film festival (Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Cannes, etc…),What the BLEEP did get entered in five smaller festivals, and won in every one. This, along with the grass roots, word-of-mouth campaign, kept the film in theaters for weeks and months on end. After five months of surprising box office numbers, the film attracted the attention of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and the producers entered into a distribution deal. The word-of-mouth buzz continued and the film showed real staying power (it played in one theater in Phoenix for 40+ consecutive weeks).
Following its theatrical run, FOX picked up the DVD rights and released What the BLEEP Do We Know!? March 15, 2005. The DVD immediately shot to the top of Amazon’s best selling list, and was named Amazon’s #1 DVD surprise of the year. To date it has sold over a million copies.
International distribution soon followed. Currently the film is now theatrically distributed in over 35 countries worldwide.
A host of further developments followed. A series of conferences was held featuring the speakers from the film, along with other notable leaders in the consciousness arena.BLEEP study groups spontaneously arose around the country, then the world, with people who did not want to let the ideas put forth in the film die, and who wanted to investigate and discuss them with like minded explorers. Bleep Study Groups continue to be formed around the world.
Two books followed, a soundtrack CD and finally the ultimate What the BLEEP DVD – Down the Rabbit Hole, with two extended versions of the film, along with hours of additional interviews.
Called by the media “the little film that could,” and “the critic proof movie,” What the BLEEP Do We Know!? is considered the first break-out film in the genre of Spiritual Cinema, and continues to find a new audience to this day.