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A COMIC'S EXPLORATION OF PSYCHEDELICS
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
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 documentary is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.
Director's Statement, Artwork, Production Stills,
Full Credits, and Director's Q&A
Director | DP | Editor
Psychonautics marks Brian's directorial debut. His previous documentary work includes producing, shooting, and editing "Men in the Arena" (Gravitas Ventures) and "From Fat to Finish Line" (Gravitas Ventures). His TV credits include the docu-series "LogHeads" for DIY Network, and numerous comedy specials for Showtime. Originally from Florida, Brian moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and immediately began freelance producing, camera operating, and editing branded content, viral web series, and documentaries. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and hopes to continue blending his two passions, comedy and documentaries.
Matt Schuler is a producer, focused primarily on comedy. He has produced several critically acclaimed comedy specials including Showtime's 'SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero' 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. He is a graduate of Purdue University, and he began his career in the Motion Picture Lit department at UTA. He then worked as a talent manager for several years before transitioning into producing.
Comedian | Psychonaut
Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded 'Best Stand-Up' at the 2007 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. Since then he 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.
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