358 WEST 44TH ST
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6
You can purchase an All Day Pass at Producers Club for $50 dollars or purchase each block separately.
PRODUCERS CLUB- LOCATION 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
PSYCHEDELIC STATES AMERICA
THE HOLY GIVE ME
Dir by Maxi Cohen
US, 31 minutes
If people were being healed of everything from dyslexia to terminal cancer and making years of psychoanalytic progress in a single session – and were experiencing these miracles within the context of the Santo Daime, a legal church in Brazil – why should this elixir that facilitates communion with the divine be worthy of punishment by numerous governments? What impact do the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest have on a modern world that seeks to burn the last untouched gifts on earth? Critically acclaimed filmmaker, Maxi Cohen, began to ask these questions and seek the truth behind this sacred concoction.
Maxi Cohen will be present for Q@A after the screening
BENT ON SOMNOLENCE
Dir byTimothy McCarthy
US, 90 minutes
This is the story of a depressed young man whodiscovers some life changing science about medicine which can help repair the brain and restore the youthful mind set that he remembers having before it had been bleached out by years of depression and grinding at unfulfilling jobs.
Dir Mareesa Stertz
US, 40 minutes
PSYCHEDELIC SCI-FI AND HORROR
A SEASON TO COME
Dir.by Christopher Hoffman
10 min, US
Franklin Messer, a clinical hypnotist, struggles with a
life-changing event and it's future ramifications.
Inspired by H.G. Well's "Things To Come"
Dir by Ian Kevin Scott
14 min, US
A failed everyman begins working through pages and pages of
questions. As time begins to elongate, the man finds himself
tormented and more and more isolated. He battles the unknown
ultimately transcending into a heightened reality, discovering
a new life existing
between multiple worlds, both familiar and otherworldly
Directed by Mike Fontaine
5 min, US
A girl encounters a mysterious glowing object.
Dir by Sven Windszus
3 min, Germany
The protagonist is an anatomy model. She awakes in a seemingly
perfect world. The fact that she must live as a “damaged" being
in such an ideal environment amplifies her pain. She converses
with her creator in an attempt to find answers.
Directed by Warren Flanagan
14 min, Canada
Deliverance is initialized. Set in the future It tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a mysterious 'temple like' room and must figure out what her purpose is there. This in turn leads to her memories being unlocked and the true purpose of the temple, the strange sentient machines that surround her, and ultimately her final destination.
COME SWEET EARTH 1235
Dir. by John Celona
A creature comes to Earth and is very very hungry
6 min, US
Directed by Jane Topping
Nou is a tale of space travel, hypnosis and transformation
across time and space, from an alien world to a dentist's
chair in Glasgow, 1981. Scotland
US, 12 minutes
Within the darkness of the frame's space, polychromatic lights
contract & expand, and gradually deconstruct into impressions of the mind's eye.
A PLAY PRESENTATION OF
TIMOTHY X'S PSYCHEDELIC TRIP
FROM PTSD TO WELLNESS
Written and Produced by Daniel Abella
Timothy McCarthy Albert Olszewski
Jackson Holmes- Bhojraj Harry
Nathaniel Rosselli Daniel Abella
This play represents a dramatization of one private Timothy X who thru a series of psycho-dramatic experiences he has with his counselor recovers from his PTSD and begins his journey towards wholeness.
The 40 minute play uses psychedelic imagery and films from the festival to induce an altered state of consciousness and punctuate private Timothy X's inner turmoil and eventual liberation from his demons. Is also based on a real life transformative technology available to anyone who suffers from trauma and PTSD
One of the actors is a 2 tour of duty Marine who fought in Afghanistan.
After the screening Dan Abella will teach the audience specific techniques to induce a drug high, substances you are already producing in your body from DMT to Endorphins
A song is a mirror image of the first half matched to a haunting visual of a room in which everything including you begins to float. As you and everything around you float upwards
Dir by Jing Wang and Harvey Goldman
US, 9 minutes
The “visual music” collaborations of Jing Wang and Harvey Goldman attempt to produce a synesthesia like experience. The audience is encouraged to “see” the music and “hear” the visuals. The imagery and audio components are constructed without hierarchy, a true melding of sound and image.
PANOPTICS OF LOVE
Dir by Iona Pelovska
US, 6 min.
An audiovisual exploration of the way the digital eye re-imagines the human body. The film aims to harness the poetic potential of digital technologies and to put forth a new language that foregrounds the digital horizon
The Silents Were Golden
Dir by Martin Del Carpio
US, 4 minutes
Ghost like images beckon the viewer to participate.
SON OF THE MORNING
Dir by Caspar Leopard
UK, 6 minutes
A surreal journey of consciousness from birth to cosmic release
THIS IS SHE
Dir by Militia Vox
US, 6 minutes
PSYCHEDELIC EROTICA: "THIS IS SHE" is what happens when feminine lust personifies and comes to claim its victim- herself.
PSYCHEDELIC SCI-FI AND HORROR
Kjersti Helen Rasmussen
8 min, Norway
A shooting star falls down over the arctic island of Svalbard.
The Global Seed Vault gets an unexpected visit. Hunger knows no
THE LONG WASH
Dir by Perry Ruhland
3 min, US
Late at night, a man washes his hands.Things go downhill
10 min, US
Detroit, 1928: When disputes in a loveless marriage escalate,
a young medical student prescribes a solution with questionable
Dir by Paul Villanova
A Martian living inside of a young filmmakers’ brain helps
him project a film across the entire night sky, with radioactive consequences…
Directed by Mike Madigan and Mandy Looney
3 minutes, US
Our thoughts and prayers are not with you at this time. A message from your leader broadcast over the Emergency Alert System, to do with as you interpret, should you choose
to accept it
Dir by Andreas Z Simon
10 minutes, Germany
Dir b Egil Paulsen
Norway, 19 min
Johan maintains a salmon ladder alone in the woods.
He is subjected to an accident in the river, which
he believes is caused by a mysterious female figure
the sees immediately after the fall. Johan will have to cope
overnight and is pursued by the woman through his dreams
TO SEE YOU
Directed by Liz Tabish
US, 14 minutes
Set in 1973 in New York City, To See You follows a male photographer as he trails a beautiful prostitute throughout the city, noting her every move. When he builds the courage to finally approach her, he is met with
a strange truth that forces him to face himself
Dir by Lucretia Grimm
US, 7 minutes
Hysteria” is an evolving nightmare: blurring real with imagined horrors and defining the emotional experience of sexual brutality dismissed in the original “Sleeping “
BLOCK 5 -
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
( psychedelics,experimental ,trippy videos)
THE ART OF ACID
Dir by Ed Nachtrieb
US, 14 minutes -
Mark McCloud is the world's leading collector Of LSD art. His Institute of Illegal Images' has over 30,000 framed hits of acid and traces the history of the drug's cultural influence through the unique art form used in its distribution - blotter art.
Dir by Gaia Marcaccini
US, 4 minutes
"Delicious Light," a cataclysmic event is unleashed when a deity unknowingly releases a bad seed into the universe. A sacrifice must be done in order to return light into the world.
US, 5 minutes
See and hear prime and perfect numbers in a mathematical flicker film dedicated to Tony Conrad (1940-2016).
140 CHARACTERS -
Dir by Dean Winkler
US, 4 minutes
“140 Characters” poses the question, “What happened to the future we were promised?"
Dir by Carla Cielnik
US, 4 minutes
A mysterious figure takes a contemplative journey of self-reflection and renewal in this
musically inspired, semi-abstract animated short
Directed by Julian Olariu
France, 6 minutes
He left. Everyone said he disapperead. His room, his belongings, his documents, everything remained as if he would come back. A few days later, I felt he was still there but no one could see him.
Dir by Israel Granja Hernandez
Mexico, 23 minutes
Nitrato, Mocos and Carnation are 3 drug heads that are bored of smoking weed and tried for the first time hallucinogen mushrooms that grow up on cows manure and soon enough whatever seems to be a new adventure becomes a nightmare when “the trip” it’s an endless loop of the last minutes of their life, so what it’s a joke of the altered reality ends becoming in an authentic prison where they try to escape from, but… how can you escape from within ?.
Dir by Jan Kravzov
Russian Fedeation, 4 minutes
The film “DREAM” filmed in the style of video art in St. Petersburg in Russia.
Dir by Dejan Radovanovic
Canada, 13 minutes
There is one place at the bottom of the ocean where there is a huge forest with trees that resist water for thousands of years.
Dir by Dustin Dill
US, 15 min
In this short film the drug trafficker narrative and the science fiction genre come together to explore how the individual is affected by the market of marijuana.
THE MIND FIELD
Dir. Adam Christy
US, 15 minutes
3 friends experience telepathy after consuming the brew from a strange plant.
Mediocrity for Micah Dahl Anderson
Dir by Drew Danburry
US, 4 minutes
A nostalgic animated music video about Mortality Ambition and Dreams
PSYCHONAUTICS: A COMIC'S EXPLORATION OF PSYCHEDELICS
(US, 82 Minutes)
Starring Shane Mauss
Directed by Brian Bellinkoff
Produced by Matt Schuler
Description: Comedian Shane Mauss goes on a series of adventures to deepen his understanding of psychedelics. He describes the indescribable and takes us through some of his most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top scientists and experts in this realm. With moments of both confusion and clarity, this is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.
Shane Mauss & Matt Schuler to follow the screening with a Q&A session.
Shane Mauss has appeared on Comedy Central's ‘This Is Not Happening’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, as well as five times on ‘Conan’. He has done a Comedy Central half hour special and a Netflix hour special, ‘Shane Mauss: Mating Season’. He also hosts a popular science podcast, ‘Here We Are’, which has a five star rating on iTunes. Shane recently wrapped up a 111 city comedy tour, ‘A Good Trip’, which is a culmination of his 20 years of psychedelic experience and his 12 years of stand-up experience.
Matt Schuler has produced several critically acclaimed comedy specials including Showtime's 'SXSW Comedy’ and Netflix's 'Michael Che Matters'. 'Psychonautics' is Matt's first foray into documentaries, but he has always been a big fan of the genre, and he has a passion for the subject matter.