New Project! We need your help.

We are proud to announce our new project, THE ESSENCE IS LOVE. This short film will be based on a true story about an experience that Terry Dobson, the first westerner to learn aikido, a Japanese martial art form, had one day on a subway in the Tokyo suburbs

This story promotes a message of love, compassion, and non-violence.

We hope to shoot Spring 2020, but in order to do that, we need your help. We need to raise our production budget of $156,000 by March 1, 2020 to move forward with what we feel is a project with a message desperately needed at this time.

Please consider making a donation towards this project using the link below.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send a check to: Living Archives, our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, indicate that the donation is for: “THE ESSENCE IS LOVE” and send it to: Lemle Pictures, Inc., 110 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024.

If you would like to learn more, please reach out to me at

Much love and gratitude,

Mickey Lemle