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Do you live in a different reality than your parents?
Want to talk about it in an objective non-biased way?
BrainDagger Films wants to speak with you! ALL AGES!!!
We are holding interviews with the general public on Sunday, Feb. 12 at TBD from 11 am to 6 pm for an upcoming documentary on bridging the generational gap and understanding different cultures and belief systems. We are currently working on EP/3 of our documentary series
"Knowledge is Good".
This episode delves into HUMAN PROGRAMMING
and how our worldviews are shaped by the inputs we get when we are young, teachers, religion, mass media, parents, etc. With the speed of technological and entertainment advances each generation has a completely different viewpoint of the world than someone raised twenty years ago or twenty years after and this causes so much miscommunication and misunderstanding that doesn't need to exist. We are simply trying to explain to the world that people all live in differing realities and understanding where people are coming from and dealing with it from a place of understanding can make things so much easier for humankind.
contact SKULLCRUSHER@BRAINDAGGERFILMS.COM to sign up!
BrainDagger Films is a pro-bono Cleveland-based collective of artists, producing art for causes, events, non-profits, bands, businesses, etc. that they find interesting, entertaining, or thought-provoking.
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"
FEATURE FILM REVIEW
THE IMPORTANCE OF STRANGE PERCEPTIONS
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
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.
NEWS AND LINKS
AN INTERVIEW WITH MOE TAYLOR, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF "AS ORGANISM" (cannesworldfilmfestival.com)
Cleveland's Own BrainDagger Films Wins Big This Year on the Film Festival Circuit- EIN Presswire (einnews.com)
Applications For The BrainDagger Films Video Production Incubator Are Now Being Accepted. Video Production Crash Course. (einpresswire.com)
Lyn Stokes, Prolific Costa Rica Based Artist and World Traveler Publishes New Online Gallery of Her Fantastical Art. (einpresswire.com)
BrainDagger Films Begins Pre-production on 7-year, 65-Country Filming Marathon for Tentatively Titled Doc, "Organism". - EIN Presswire (einnews.com)
BrainDagger Films. Only when you hear the right story, only when you create the right story. - TIME BUSINESS NEWS
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.
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
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"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
BrainDagger Films Demo 2019
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Riders Adventure park
Jaco, costa Rica (Get some)
Sample Tourism Video
Let us show you what we can do for your company
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:
Welcome to the newest victim of the incubator,
the one and only Mike Bradley!
Sample cinematic vacation package
The best way to remember a good time
La terazza guest house
La terazza guest house
A drone flight through the wilderness
Kickboxing Documentary Intro
Commemorative Air Force
Rocky Mountain Wing
BrainDagger Films Demo 2021
Check out some of our work!
Episode 2/The Rutabaga 216
(You must watch to the end, it's funny!)
Bob Gatewood "Slippin Away"
Billy and the Cloneasaurus
"Trailer Wars" Bellingham WA
FAKE MOVIE TRAILER COMPETITION
Episode 1/The Rutabaga 216
Episode 3/The Rutabaga 216
Mrs. Taylor's Virtual Classroom
UFOs Are Coming!
Episode 4/The Rutabaga 216
Savor the Moment
Episode 5/The Rutabaga 216
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)