Go behind the Scenes with Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and Mycologist Paul Stamets to the San Francisco Premiere of Fantastic Fungi. Experience exclusive fan interactions, mycology fair and a one of a kind Fungi Q and A that explores science, art, religion and awe.
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg's Images projected onto St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican to bring awareness to climate change. The show coincided with the last week of international climate talks in Paris.
Visionary Artists Alex and Allyson Grey. Through a tour of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors ( The Grey's Art church) the artists discuss, life death, art, mushrooms and the mycelial web that weaves the universe together.
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
An intimate discussion between Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and Author Katie Hess on their collaboration for their book Flower Revolution. Together they discuss the healing powers of flowers, the power of awe and the beauty of nature.
Oprah steeps the soul with nature cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, who has worked around the world, filming in 54 countries. This excerpt from the OWN series "Steep Your Soul" asks Louie to describe his morning ritual.
Viewers will experience the power of ocean waves and the sea's underwater splendor as celebrated filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg takes his camera into the deep to unveil the mysteries and wonders of the natural world.
Witness a subtle poetic movement of flowers as they dance to the moving light, combining close-up cinematography at its finest along with wide and aerial perspectives of the flowering plant world that sustains us.
This video was shown at the TED conference in 2011, with scenes from "Wings of Life", a film about the threat to essential pollinators that produce over a third of the food we eat. The seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life and is the mystical keystone event where the animal and plant worlds intersect that make the world go round.
WHAT'S POSSIBLE, a film for the UN Climate Summit, was created by the team of director Louie Schwartzberg, producer Lyn Davis Lear, writer Scott Z. Burns, Moving Art Studio, and the Lear Family Foundation.
This is a unique poem, written and performed by IN-Q and set to the beautiful cinematography of filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, is a message of hope and encouragement to provide sustainable access to water and to transform lives forever.
During this time of great uncertainty, many people are looking for ways to help our African-American communities. We’ve seen the deep roots of racism and divide in our country, but we are recognizing our shared humanity and interconnection. Leah Penniman, the founding co-director of Soul Fire Farm, has written about the struggles of black farmers […]
Have you ever thought about foraging for mushrooms? There’s no better time to start! As we all shelter-in-place together, millions of people have explored life-changing new activities–including mycology. Biologist Merlin Sheldrake just published Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, a wide-ranging exploration of the world of mycology. His passion for mushrooms could inspire anybody […]
At a special Healer Collective seminar, director Louie Schwartzberg explained how the mycelium network shows us a different way of thinking about the world. You can watch the complete seminar here. Read inspiring quotes from the event below… Our culture has created a psychological sense of separation from the planet, from nature. But we are […]
Fantastic Fungi and Holistic Primary Care invite you to join a special online screening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi film. Immediately following the screening, will be a live Q&A session with director Louie Schwartzberg, neurologist Maya Shetreat, MD, and holistic psychiatrist, Scott Shannon, MD–all moderated by Holistic Primary Care’s editor, Erik Goldman. Follow this link […]
There are worlds of wonder that every child should visit. A journey to the Kingdom of the Mycelia will spark your children’s curiosity in all the hidden magic there is to be discovered in the natural world. And it’s as close as a forest near you. Start your journey by watching “The Fantastic Fungi Field […]
Did you know there was real science behind Avatar‘s most famous concept? The forest is alive, all nurtured by the Mother Tree. James Cameron’s Avatar caused a sensation upon its release in 2009. Fans of the science fiction movie returned again and again for repeated viewings, making it one of the biggest box office hits […]
FANTASTIC FUNGI REIMAGINE We are launching a brand new album inspired by Fantastic Funig and the Mycelial Network. Pre-orders will launch on Kickstarter June 29th, but the official album release is July 28th. Over the next several weeks we are excited to share live performances and stories from the artists and producers who have contributed […]
Most people remember Beatrix Potter as the author of beloved children’s books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, but she had a lesser-known, but important career as a mushroom hunter! In the forthcoming children’s book, Beatrix Potter, Scientist, author and Kansas City Star parenting columnist Lindsay H. Metcalf explores Potter’s work as an amateur mycologist […]
The great American composer John Cage once wrote, “I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” He was an amateur mycologist throughout his life, and this summer, his writings about fungi will be re-released in a gorgeous collection, John Cage: A Mycological Foray. Decades […]