by Louie Schwartzberg
March 06, 2015

from FantasticFungi Website







We're going to make a film about mushrooms and it's going to blow your mind.

We have spent the last seven months growing, nurturing, dialoging, learning, laughing and inspiring this beloved community of fungal fanatics.


We've poured over your comments, we've answered some tricky questions, we've collected the most stunning fungi photography from our community that took our breath away (and we're not so easily impressed around here), we've co-created mushroom sing-alongs and we've discovered that there are only 4 types of people in the world:

  • The Artist

  • The Shaman

  • The Gourmand

  • The Healer

We've genuinely enjoyed every minute. So, we want to THANK YOU for being such an important part of this journey.

Make no mistake about it, the film that we're creating is being made FOR YOU.

This is a film that we cannot make with big studio bigwigs. Nor would we want to. No offense to Hollywood (we have some very dear friends who give Hollywood a good name), but we want to tell the story our way.


We want to expose the truth about the role fungi can - and WILL with your help - play in solving our planet's gravest problems.


We want to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty, sharing scientific discoveries and real-life experiences that reveal how fungi help,

  • heal cancer

  • improve life for terminally ill patients

  • treat PTSD

  • clean the atmosphere by sequestering carbon back into the soil

  • shift our perspective so profoundly that we may understand our symbiotic relationship with nature in a whole new light

And we're going to reveal this evidence through the lens of a master, using mind-bending time-lapse cinematography from the Godfather himself, Louie Schwartzberg.

Now is the time.

You know it. We know it. It's why we've been on this road together for the last several months, and it's why you're reading this blog right now. In your gut, you know that it's up to US, the citizens, to be the stewards of the land and usher in a new economy of sustainability and consciousness.


This is not a job for,

This is a job for the people, and we are so grateful we live the era of Kickstarter - the most awesome way we could ever imagine to galvanize activists at a grassroots level to create meaningful change.







The Original Internet - Fungi Mimics The World Wide Web
September 10, 2014

Would you be surprised to know that the "original internet" is actually 1.3 billion years old?


That's right. The world-wide-web (www) mimics the very first organism on earth - fungi.



Mycelium, or the branching, threadlike vegetative portion of fungi, is like the internet under our feet.


Its network is like a superhighway of vital information between the natural world, transferring the right nutrients to the right plants to ensure optimal vitality and nutrient density.


It also helps detoxify, purify and recycle soil to ensure plants can grow in the most nutrient-rich conditions. It links the natural world as the internet links humanity at a speed and accuracy that defies man.

We can see this expression of biomimicry all around us.


The internet as a symbolic expression of the mycelium network is just one example. Many things in nature are reflected in man-made creations, sometimes unconsciously.

NOTE: There is a cool documentary that talks a bit about this as well called "What Plants Talk About."



The Fungi Film




Thank you for supporting our
bee-saving film about mushrooms.
directed by Louie Schwartzberg
featuring Paul Stamets
produced by Lyn Lear