BEYOND LIFE, BEYOND DEATH, THE JOURNEY BEGINS...
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 shamansoftheglobalvillage.com
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.# vimeo.com/151266545 Uploaded
Transmutation is a feature documentary film about uprooting normality. It is due for completion in 2016.
OFFICIAL SITE: transmutationmovie.com
Title: TRANSMUTATION - Feature Documentary Film Trailer - (2016)
Writer & Narrator: Neil Kramer
Director: Niles Heckman
Cinematography: R. Matt Smith, Andrew Bradford, Niles Heckman
Music: Judy Vernon "Protocol"
Summary: tinyurl.com/mmgqe37# vimeo.com/124651470 Uploaded
Volume IV in a series of experimental art films of people talking about consciousness. Voices arranged in no particular order. It's not in the interests of big business, big government, big religion, big science, or your ego for you to hear this.
Title: MONOLOGUES ON CONSCIOUSNESS volume IV - experimental art film (2014)
Featuring: Manly P Hall, Joseph Campbell, Barbara Marciniak, P.D. Ouspensky, Mark Passio, David Lynch, Natasha Leggero, Mary Rodwell, Michael C. Ruppert, Bill Hicks, Santos Bonacci, Hal Lucius Nation, Helena Blavatsky, Bruce Lipton, Paul Tisdell, Timothy Leary, Josephine McCarthy, David Lean, Rak Razam, Paul Clark, Walter Cruttenden, Lenon Honor, Danny Wilton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, William Henry, Dan Dannett, Ervin Laszlo, David Icke, Peter Joseph, Ron Rege Jr., Shonagh Home, Terence McKenna, Neil Kramer, Daniell Pinchbeck, Paul Weston, Graham Handcock, and Max Igan
Creator: Niles Heckman
Distribution: Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike# vimeo.com/111295576 Uploaded
Collection of directing work beginning in 2010:
Music: Wes Willenbring - The Anti-Social Aesthetic weswillenbring.com/# vimeo.com/109652060 Uploaded
Allegorical style pitch for a feature screenplay currently titled "Luminous". A story about a young female photographer who follows her authentic path through a life-changing trip in Asia with a group of expatriate street photographers.
Bio submission for the 2014 Project Greenlight competition: niles-heckman.squarespace.com/work_experience/2014/9/3/kfwlmw6e02s2qvw4wj5h1tlymxc6v2
Title: THE TALENT OF OBSERVATION - feature pitch (2014)
Director / DP: Niles Heckman
Sky Photographer: Renee Paulette
Male Street Photographer 1: Tiago Felizardo
Male Street Photographer 2: Michael Galante
Female Street Photographer: Jess Dela Merced
Male Street Photographer 3: Niles Heckman
Sound Mix: Andrew Duncan
Score: Keith Kenniff - Glow
Special Thanks: Jackie Heckman
Inspired by: Neil Kramer
Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved# vimeo.com/101898179 Uploaded
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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