1. An exposé into Niles Heckman's street photography -


    Cinematography by Ben Wong -
    Featuring Niles Heckman -

    Medium post on the making of and DIY anamorphic pipeline -

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    Transmutation is a feature documentary film about uprooting normality. It is due for completion in 2017.

    Transmutation (Feature Documentary Film Trailer)
    Production: AURORA-LAB
    Title: TRANSMUTATION - Feature Documentary Film Trailer - (2016)
    Writer & Narrator: Neil Kramer
    Director: Niles Heckman
    Cinematography: R. Matt Smith, Andrew Bradford, Niles Heckman

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  3. AURORA-LAB is an independent production company focused on generating conscious and creative original content.

    Vimeo Channel of all of our independent work: AURORA-LAB
    Production: AURORA-LAB
    Title: AURORA-LAB 2017 Logo
    Cinematographer: Benjamin Wong
    Composer: Nicholas Techer
    Sound Designer: Dan Kenyon
    Special Thanks: Benjamin Wong, Nicholas Teacher, Dan Kenyon, Jessie Pariseau
    Copywrite 2017 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

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  4. Excerpt from the pilot episode of the documentary series "Shamans of the Global Village."

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    Come on an intimate journey into the world of modern global shamanism with western practitioners and see never before filmed footage of ancient medicine practices…

    Each episode will follow a specific medicine person working with a specific medicine. This first pilot episode features Dr. Octavio Rettig & The Sonoran Desert Toad. More information and full cast and crew of this first pilot episode are available on the official site -


    Indigenous people across the globe have used sacred plant medicines for millennia to heal, illuminate and connect them to the web of life. From ayahuasca and San Pedro in South America, psilocybin mushrooms and Salvia Divinorum in Mexico, Peyote in North America, Kambo in Brazil, Iboga in Africa, and DMT-acacias in Australia, etc., each of these psychoactive medicines needs a healer to connect them to their patients: the shaman.

    This investigative-adventure documentary show will examine not just these shamanic medicines, but the shamans that wield them. Shamans of the Global Village will be unique with a focus on both indigenous and Western men and women learning to become shamans, what drives them, what their backgrounds are, and why the role of the shaman is vital in the 21st century. If, as Marshall McLuhan said, we are now a “global village”, then we need our own healers that understand the deep power and sacredness these plant medicines can reveal.

    Journalist Rak Razam will interview and sit in ceremony, experiencing healing medicine ceremonies with Western shamans across the globe, in countries where these plants are legal. Razam will show how the modern shamanic resurgence is being passed on from indigenous tribes to these new wave medicine people working in the Global Village, in the cities and the jungles of the 21st century. The show will focus on personalities, not just medicines, to bring alive the role of the shaman in the modern world.

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Aurora-Lab is an independent production company encompassing the directorial and production work of artist & filmmaker Niles Heckman. Our goal is to generate conscious and substantive original content.

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