Descending the Mountain
2021 – Descending the Mountain is a feature length documentary by director Maartje Nevejan about mystical experiences through meditation and psychedelics that explores what nature and mushrooms can teach us today. For this film I created the prologue and a series of animated shots.
The A.I. machine learning scenes in the film were created by Seyhan Lee.
‘What happens when you administer psilocybin to experienced zen meditators? A neuroscientist and a zen master carry out a double-blind experiment on a sphinxlike mountain in Switzerland. Their goal: to examine the nature of consciousness. Descending the Mountain is a mesmerising testimony of inner climate change that shows us how psychedelics could create a revolution in improving mental health and strengthen our connection with our environment.’