I’m a Canadian documentary filmmaker named Connie Littlefield. Conceptafilm is my own personal media empire.
My previous work includes “Hofmann’s Potion: The Early Years of LSD,” released in 2002. This film has been credited with changing the way many people think about psychedelic drugs. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this was one of the first documentaries to delve into the little known early history of the world’s most famous psychedelic.
”In all the documentaries about the stupidities of the war against drugs, the smartest documentary yet may well be Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey,” said The Vancouver Sun, in 2007. This film features many heroic cops as well as Senator Larry Campbell, Judge James Gray, and NYPD (Retired) Detective Frank Serpico talking about how the war on drugs does more harm than the drugs do.
“Feed Your Head,” from 2010 is about treating mental illness with vitamins. This film describes how orthomolecular medicine was developed by Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond in the 1950s, in Saskatchewan. This film won the Founder’s Award at the Yorkton Film Festival, and continues to reach a wide audience through natural health networks like Orthomed.org and FMTV.
“The Sunshine Makers” (2016), was the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign that I did in 2011. In collaboration with director Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Passion Pictures, UK, I wrote and produced this feature-length documentary. “A real-life Breaking Bad for the psychedelic set, The Sunshine Makers reveals the entertaining, untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counterculture.” – DOC NYC
I am currently at work on “Huxley’s Exit,” a film about using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat end-of-life anxiety, a short version of which will be posted soon.
If you’d like to know more about any of these projects, scroll through the archived blog posts on the bottom left of this page.
In April 2016, I received an MFA degree from NSCAD University. My thesis was about the pedagogy of filmmaking, called “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later.” In it, I attempt to define a more artisanal and collaborative approach to the medium.
In Fall 2015, I taught “Filmmaking & Social Change,” a third-year undergraduate course that I developed at NSCAD.
I also do freelance production management, writing and researching gigs on all kinds of documentaries. I enjoy being referred to as a “Story Chaser” when employed in this capacity.
Here’s my demo reel:
“When you give people too much information, they instantly resort to pattern recognition to structure the experience. The work of the artist is to find patterns.” – Marshall McLuhan