When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.
Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
- Director: Louie Schwartzberg
- Writer: Mark Monroe
- Narrated by Brie Larson
- Producer: Louie Schwartzberg, Lyn Davis Lear, Elease Lui Stemp
- Cast: Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, Suzanne Simard
- Rating: Not Rated
- Running Time: 81 Minutes
- Distributor: Area 23a
Watch Clips from the Film
Suzanne Simard – Mother Trees
Renowned Forest Ecology professor, Suzanne Simard talks about how the mycelial network connects trees and allows a mother tree to watch over her children.
Language Of Nature
Mycologist Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti, speaks about the language of nature and how the communication is made possible through the mycelial network.