Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Screening at the Re/Mixed Media Festival

A video I made, Cyd's A Golddigger, will be screening at Galapagos Sunday, May 30, in the 2:45pm program, as part of the Re/Mixed Media Festival. Lots of great people are participating, including our pals from Hobotech. Go check it out!

Re/Mixed Media Festival
Sunday, May 30th 2010; 2 PM
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street DUMBO, Brooklyn FREE!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mushroom Hunting and Finishing Funds

An excerpt from the current cut of The Secret Life of Mushrooms, where Dan and Job go mushroom hunting on their way to the top of Chikon Tokoxo, the Holy Mountain.

Also, please check out our page on IndieGoGo, where we are trying to raise the last round of money to finish up the film.

Even a couple bucks helps.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Secret Life Of... El Chato

Outtake from The Secret Life of Mushrooms. Job tells Dan about El Chato

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Secret Life Of...

I recently returned from Mexico, where I was with a small crew, shooting the pilot episode of a documentary series entitled "The Secret Life Of..." The show is hosted by Dan Glass, and each episode focuses on the lesser known stories behind different psychoactives in cities around the world.

For the pilot, we went to Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, to talk to local Mazatec people about the use of psilocybin mushrooms in healing ceremonies in the area.

Huautla was made famous in the late 50's after R. Gordon Wasson published his documentation of a ceremony in Life magazine, resulting in a hippie invasion to the remote mountain town that lasted over a decade. Today, mushrooms are still commonly used for healing, and have become a very public symbol of Huautla's pride in their culture.

Our episode features interviews with anthropologist and author of "The Devil's Book of Culture," Ben Feinberg, local curandera Ines Cortes Rodriguez, Mazatec ritual specialist Edward Abse, and a wide variety of local historians, musicians, and business owners.

I've posted a trailer, and expect to have a cut of the show by mid February.

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