BrainDagger Films


We just opened a branch in Jaco, Costa Rica, and are very proud to serve the entire country. PURA VIDA!

Recently we released a 30-minute documentary short for the film festival circuit known by "As Organism". We were awarded 40+ laurels from festivals around the world! We are currently working on a groundbreaking, ten-part docuseries with "As Organism" as the pilot/proof of concept. BrainDagger is in talks with major networks right now!

We also released "Gelker in the Treehouse", the story of a family trying to make it through the coronavirus in Costa Rica at their isolated jungle treehouse. This one has got us 12 Laurels so far!

Most recently we entered our documentary on Ohio's terrible House Bill Six (HB6) into IndieX Film Festival and it has already won Best Mockumentary/Docucomedy! 

We are also partnering up with One Blood Records 

to promote a new concert/music festival series in Costa Rica called "Arte Pura Vida". Our goal is to give up-and-coming Latin American artists a voice and a chance to perform with some of the biggest names around.

This winter we released, "Espiritu del Jaguar", the story of a lost man searching for truth at the end of the Earth. It won 6 laurels including "Best Athletic Performance" from the Assurdo (Absurd) Film Fest in Italy.

Update, we have a new YouTube channel called "As told by". It's a big fat mish mash machine, check it out.

We have just completed our fifth film and are looking into festivals for the world premiere right now. Unfortunately, this

means we can't show it on our website for now but here is the poster at least lol.





The Importance of Strange Perceptions - SCRIPT to INDIE (FOR FULL REVIEW)

What an interesting documentary! All about psychedelics and trying to “explain the unexplainable,” “The Importance Of Strange Perceptions” is a journey through what it was like in the mind of writer/director Moe Taylor. Choosing to go with narration, interviews, and a whole bunch of trippin’ visuals to shed light on a subject that’s still wildly considered taboo, Taylor’s tapped into a topic that’s genuinely crucial to explain - in as vivid detail as possible. For some, the mere suggestion of psychedelics conjures up a whole bunch of stories and folklore of bad trips and experiences that have raged out of control – and for others, psychedelics represent the gateway to an essential aspect of mental freedom that might not otherwise have existed in this world. I know where I stand on all of this already, and I’m hardly able to be as objective as I’d usually be in reviewing something I’m watching after having already had so much personal experience with psychedelics. That said, I wouldn’t even be here today without them; they opened the door to understanding this planet in awe-inspiring ways - that I could have never learned from a textbook or the assistance of some traditionally prescribed medication.



“The Importance of Strange Perceptions” | Independent Movie Review

Langdon Alger | Independent Movie Review (FOR FULL REVIEW)

The Importance of Strange Perceptions, by Moe Taylor (Director, Editor, Writer, Producer), explores the world of psychedelics, while more specifically focusing on the psychoactive substance ayahuasca, and the journeys a few people experienced in their pursuit of trying to find answers to issues about themselves that they were attempting to understand.

One of the things I enjoyed, was that all the people in the project were really able to articulate their experiences in a very thoughtful and concise way. Their experiences left me thinking that they were able to get something from their journeys that they were needing and just were not able to find before. But at the same time, the project wasn’t about advocating for people to just go try ayahuasca or take other psychedelics. The project really just shared some stories and encouraged people to think about things a little differently, if you’re in need of finding some inner peace or structure, and that “knowledge is good”.

So yeah, I thought the project was really well done on many levels. Moe projects that this project was “edited in a rapid chaotic form in the hopes that the viewer can get a dose of what it was like being [himself]”, but to me The Importance of Strange Perceptions was visually stimulating and complex, but in those complexities all the pieces fit together nearly perfect and therefore simplified a lot of information and philosophical ideas, so you were able to see the forest through the communicative trees.

The Importance of Strange Perceptions – Moe Taylor’s Psychedelic Gonzo Journalism  

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One of the essential features that is noticeable in The Importance of Strange Perceptions is the presence of Hunter Stockton Thompson’s gonzo journalism: a writing style that blends traditional journalism, personal insights, and narrative techniques to provide a unique perspective on events and situations.

Some of Thompson’s most famous works, such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels, are examples of gonzo journalism. It is often associated with a countercultural ethos and is characterized by its irreverent and often humorous approach to serious topics. It is characterized by a first-person perspective, a subjective tone, and a blurring of the lines between fiction and non-fiction. In gonzo journalism, the writer often becomes a central character in the story, and their personal experiences and opinions are woven into the narrative.

A Complete Interview With Moe

Moe Taylor – Liverpool Indie Awards (FOR FULL STORY)

I was near the end of my rope with various mental diagnoses incurred from military service and had tried all the medications and treatments available through traditional medicine and the Veteran’s Affairs healthcare system. I was extremely desperate to find any way to get just a little bit of happiness out of life so I went to Costa Rica and began studying psychedelic plant medicine for the film in hopes I could find something that could fix myself outside the realm of big pharma and mainstream medicine as those drugs had done more harm over the years than anything beneficial.

Right now we are currently in the midst of post-production on our newest documentary.

Here is a partially finished mock-up of the poster for this one. You are not who you think you are. More to come...

The Glorious Spectacle of Human Programming.

HUMAN PROGRAMMING describes how we are programmed, just like a computer by our early life surroundings, friends, religion, government, schools and parents. As a child you have no ideas of your own and ingest everything around you to form your own basis for right and wrong, good and bad and simple morality. Understanding the infinite variables at play across the planet, it’s easy to see why all we do as a species is argue, mostly about dumb shit that doesn’t matter or is completely fabricated. Everyone lives in their own reality and wants the same thing, peace, prosperity and happiness for them and their loved ones. We all take different paths to get there, unfortunately, more than a few end in pointless violence and death. If you understand that we live in a global society and we are truly one large, interconnected group of loved ones at this point, you can understand what I am getting at. There is really nothing to argue about if we can understand why people think the way they think and realize the own flaws in our personal ideations and evolve beyond it. Until then we will find ways to kill each other, ruin lives and civilizations due to miscommunication and human emotions.


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As Organism (2021) - IMDb

Join Rachel Sellers and Alan Watts for a journey in scale from the subatomic world to the edge of the cosmos as they open your eyes to the possibilities of the universe as a single organism. Discover the range of patterns that design the world around us and the mathematical properties inherent in the building blocks of everything we know.

With this understanding of the world around us we can learn to comprehend our perceived enemies' point of view and hopefully treat our fellow man a little better. There isn't much hope for society and civilization as we know it if we can't get along. We are in the midst of a global societal collapse and it is important to show films like this so we can possibly slow it down and maybe even stop it before it's too late. STOP HATING PEOPLE BEFORE YOU MEET THEM. Please?

The film is available on 

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The trailer is available below.


As Organism - SCRIPT to INDIE

As Organism | Film Threat

As Organism. IndyRed's review of the short film, As Organism.

Excerpts from these interviews:

“As Organism is a blazingly fast documentary that takes its queues from the original Bill Nye the Science Guy show from the 90s and throws in a wallop of caffeine.”


“If you think a science documentary has to be super boring, think again... this short film is absolute proof of that.”

“If you want a great masterclass of how to edit for interest, As Organism would work wonderfully as a teaching tool but make no mistake, you just may find yourself lost in the film. I'm pretty confident that was the plan all along.”


“It's loud, and it's fun, and it also teaches you something.”


“The style is 100% catchy: thumbs up and four stars.”


“There is more non-human about you than what is actually human”


“This lower-budget short film has outdone plenty of the big guy productions I've seen from a technical standpoint.”


“As for the film in its entirety? Excellent. Very well done.”


“It has no problem keeping you hooked no matter what you believe.”


“As it was stated in the film, "As Organism" could lead to an overload of the mind - but as long as you keep a little of what you've seen in the back of your head, your perception of things may forever be altered.”


“There's nothing basic about this short film - at all.”


“We are barraged with one video image after the other. It’s vibrant, colorful, and relentless.”

“Moe Taylor’s As Organism is a documentary short, shot in a visually over-stimulating MTV style that is hard to pull off and so easy to fail. In Taylor’s case, he found the secret, and it works.”


“There are so many projects out there and that most of them are just retreads of stories, but apparently new takes on concepts are still out there to be found, and that is nice to know.”


“Great job on the project and I am glad it looks like As Organism is being recognized for the quality project that it is.”


Best Documentary Short: Cannes World Film Festival

Best Web Series/ TV Pilot: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival

Best Producer: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Onyko Film Awards

Best Documentary Short/ Diamond Award: Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque

Best Short Documentary (1st): Kosice International Monthly Film Festival

Best Documentary Short: Rameshwaram International Film Festival (RIFF)

Best Sound Design: Big Sur Film Festival

Outstanding Achievement Award/ Sound Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival

Nominee: Film Olympiad

Finalist: L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF)

Finalist: “Euro Fest” European International Film Festival

Finalist: Crown Wood International Film Festival

Finalist: Prague International Film Festival

Finalist: 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival

Honorable Mention: Indie Eye Film Awards
Honorable Mention: London International Film Festival

Official Selection: IndieX Film Fest

Official Selection: Anatolia Film Festival

Official Selection: Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection: Best Shorts Competition
Official Selection: ISAAF, St. Petersburg Russia
Official Selection: Mabig Film Festival

Official Selection: Barcelona International Film Festival

Official Selection: Aquarius Film Festival


The Viral Limit 

(Take Warning)

  A sci-fi novel from the mind of Moe Taylor. Two mountain climbers in the backcountry near Mt. Rainier discover the Human Race is simply a planetary virus meant to acclimatize the planet for a new mastermind species during a never before seen apocalyptic storm. 
Now in talks to become a major motion picture! Check out Moe's agent's pitch deck below.

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Gelker in the Treehouse

Hi, my name is Kathryn E F Taylor and I'm an intrepid explorer and assistant director for Braindagger Films. My husband Moe and I travel the world making documentaries about thought provoking weird science and how it can help people with the stresses of daily life. sometimes we find a little more than we expected and produce what we call - a Braindagger Films Extra. This one's called "Gelker in the Treehouse!" We found a friend in Costa Rica who desperately needs help with her natural medicine apothecary. Here is her AMAZING story.

Espiritu del jaguar

Join a young Ricardo Pepe' as he journeys to the end of the Earth and discovers his true soul with an ancient jungle tribe who follow the way of the jaguar. Once a successful businessman, he trades in all his belongings so he can truly find inner peace.

veterans and the scourge of invisible illness

Disabled Veterans suffer from a laundry list of disabilities that are not apparent on the surface but are very real. Brian Stivale discusses these disabilities with three disabled veterans and learns how they are impacted in American society.

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Costa Rican rapper

"Hard Core (Nucleo Dura)" is a new song made as the theme for our next documentary currently in production called,"The Importance of Strange Perceptions".

New video straight from San Jose

Costa Rica

BrainDagger Films Demo 2019

Check out some of our work!

new web channel in experimental phase...

Riders Adventure park

Jaco, costa Rica (Get some)

Sample Tourism Video

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Applications For The BrainDagger Films Video Production Incubator Are Now Being Accepted. Video Production Crash Course. (

BrainDagger Films is starting a collective/incubator where college students and up and coming filmmakers can use our equipment and experience to create projects of their own and shape themselves into the professionals they know they can be with the right creative support. We are open to producing projects of this type at no cost to our members. We will be encouraging them to do videos about charitable organizations or topics that can help others but they are more than welcome to work on whatever they like. We are taking applications right now.  Send demo reel and an outline of a project you would like us to produce to:

Sample cinematic vacation package

The best way to remember a good time

La terazza guest house 

English Version

La terazza guest house 

Spanish Version

Alaskan Meditation/

A drone flight through the wilderness

BrainDagger Films 

Demo 2020

Kickboxing Documentary Intro


Commemorative Air Force

Rocky Mountain Wing

BrainDagger Films Demo 2021

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Episode 2/The Rutabaga 216


Cheeseplate Manufacturer


(You must watch to the end, it's funny!)

Put-in-Bay Promo

VRRage Spot

Bob Gatewood "Slippin Away"

Billy and the Cloneasaurus

"Trailer Wars" Bellingham WA


Episode 1/The Rutabaga 216

Society Lounge

Episode 3/The Rutabaga 216

Bop Stop

Mrs. Taylor's Virtual Classroom

Episode 1

UFOs Are Coming!

Episode 4/The Rutabaga 216

Savor the Moment

Episode 5/The Rutabaga 216


Repeal HB6!!!

An Introduction to House Bill Six and why it should be repealed

Kathryn Gets a pie in the face 

and shaved head

(For her students)