A glimpse of the vast mycelium network underneath our feet, and of the film we are so proud to be in the final stages of completing… — Louie Schwartzberg
-> Fantastic Fungi sneak peek
As promised, here is a sneak clip from the amazing, exciting, inspiring film we have been working on, Fantastic Fungi. It was hard to choose just one, but we hope you agree this is worth getting excited about! Truthfully, the story is revealing itself to us in more wondrous ways imaginable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.
Louie Schwartzberg loves fungi. He respects fungi even more. Through his lens he has witnessed the miraculous and healing nature of mycelium first hand, and this has lead him to connect with the greatest fungi scientists, explorers, doctors, artists, healers and fungi enthusiasts of the world. The result? Fantastic Fungi, the film, is heavily in production! Our community (YOU) rallied together in 2015 to raise the Kickstarter funds – over $130,000 – to warrant taking the project to the next step. As our thanks, and to celebrate our progress along the way, we wanted to share this sneak peek footage with you. This film is going to make you very proud to be a part of it!
An artistically-shot, scientifically-sound, life-affirming film about mycelium: the incredible, intelligent network under our feet that has the proven ability to restore our ecosystem, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship to nature. Fantastic Fungi aspires to be an educational, inspirational, and ultimately critical film that explores the uses and benefits of fungi in three critical areas.
First, we uncover the research that shows mycelium as a viable alternative to western pharmacology, including treatment for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and PTSD. Second, we reveal studies that point to mycelium as a solution to our gravest environmental challenges, such as toxic oil spills and colony collapse disorder. Finally, we marvel at mycelium’s proven benefit on shifting consciousness and aiding in deep personal transformation. The research, discoveries, and anecdotal evidence we’ve gathered is astounding, particularly when shared through Louie’s visual storytelling.
An all-star team of artists, scientists, doctors and explorers are joining forces to create a mind-bending, life-affirming film about the mushroom and its mysterious root-like structure: mycelium. What they reveal will blow your mind, and possibly save the planet.