San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
Keyframe-Cinema has added “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” to its catalog of Transformational culture films. Created by Keyframe-Entertainment, Keyframe-Cinema is an online service that allows Transformational filmmakers to share their work with fans, film buffs, and festivals. The platform is designed to facilitate the community film screening process, and also automates the licensing and delivery of media to film screeners. Keyframe-Cinema aims to display a variety of Transformational films, including documenting the evolution of Electronic Music Culture by unearthing, gathering and sharing films through community screenings.
Created by Mitch Schultz, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” is a documentary film that uses Dr. Rick Strassman’s research to investigate dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT is an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans as well as in numerous species of plants and animals. The film condenses over 80 hours of interview footage with cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to capture critical elements of the DMT experience.
The story revolves around Strassman's research, and the experiences of the human test subjects, and draws on a variety of experts to voice unique thoughts and experiences with DMT from within their respective fields. The experts include research scientists, doctors, religious leaders, writers, artists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists, psychonauts, et al. As Strassman’s story unfolds, these contributors weigh in on his remarkable theories, indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelics and psychedelic research, and the current news about DMT; including a recent Supreme Court case allowing the use of ayahuasca in the United States within the religious ceremonies of the UDV, a hybrid of indigenousness beliefs with that of Christianity. Other areas of exploration include possible roles for endogenous DMT production, DMT’s role in near-death and birth experiences, alien abduction experiences, and the uncanny likeness to ancient religious texts describing prophets with DMT-like experiences. The contributors offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation to help understand the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human society and evolution.
To better navigate the expansive realms of Strassman’s DMT universe, popular actor, comedian, and social satirist, Joe Rogan, serves as tour guide. His own personal experiences with DMT, and a fascination that borders on reverence, have motivated him to be a central component of the project. In stylized scenes reminiscent of Rod Sterling’s famous Twilight Zone bookends, Rogan shepherds the audience through the great unknowns of the DMT space.
The film also features guest speakers such as Alex Grey, Eric Davis, Daniel Pinchbeck, as well as footage from Terence McKenna. “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” has met with wide acclaim and recognition, coming in at as the #1 most-streamed documentary on Netflix at time of release and ranking at #3 on the Documentary & Independent lists on iTunes. The film has also gathered a vast network of supporters, consisting of a 3,000,000 direct Partner network reach, over 400,000 Facebook page ‘likes’, as well as over 3,000,000 Youtube views.
That the films featured on Keyframe-Cinema share an ecosystem of supporters is highlighted by communal collaborators involved in related cultural projects. As such, another Transformational film which features Alex Grey, Eric Davis, Daniel Pinchbeck and footage from Terence McKenna is “Electronic Awakening,” also available for screening via Keyframe-Cinema. Produced and Directed by A.C Johner, “Electronic Awakening” investigates the spirituality of Electronic Dance Music culture. Additional film in the catalog includes “AYA: Awakenings,” a narrative documentary that dives into the world and visions of ayahuasca plant medicine and shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam.
Given the ongoing changes of the film industry, Keyframe-Cinema provides a platform that not only facilitates film screenings but also provides community engagement. As Director Christopher Nolan mentions in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, "The cinema of the future will depend not just on grander presentation, but on the emergence of filmmakers inventive enough to command the focused attention of a crowd for hours." As such, Keyframe-Cinema’s intention of providing the tools to create events that go beyond a typical film experience, for example by having the Director present their work, the Producer Skyping in or having a Q & A panel discussion, enhances the viewing and participation experience.
Keyframe-Cinema encourages filmmakers to tap into their existing fan bases to produce community screenings that viewers can enjoy together and interact thereafter. To learn more and view Keyframe-Cinema’s current film catalog, visit: http://keyframe-cinema.com/films/.
About DMT: The Spirit Molecule
DMT: The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans as well as in numerous species of plants and animals. The feature-length documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman's government sanctioned human DMT research and its many trials, tribulations, achievements, and inconceivable realizations. This includes looking deeper into the intense psychedelic experience that DMT causes when consumed, and examining DMT’s scientific, spiritual, and cultural relevance. Ultimately, The Spirit Molecule explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality.
The Keyframe-Cinema film screening platform is an online service that allows Transformational filmmakers to share their work with fans, film buffs, and festivals. The platform is designed to facilitate the community film screening process, and also automates the licensing and delivery of media to film screeners. The creation of the platform was prompted by the combination of industry growth, Keyframe’s love for Electronic Music culture, and its years of experience managing community screening campaigns for “Electronic Awakening” and “The Bloom”. As such, Keyframe-Cinema’s catalog of films aims to display a variety of Transformational films, including documenting the evolution of Electronic Music Culture by unearthing, gathering, and sharing past films through community screenings.