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An Upcoming Film from Connie Littlefield

Currently Seeking Producing Partners

Your Psychedelic Godparents, Sasha and Ann Shulgin

The Shulgins pioneered the current psychedelic renaissance. This up-close and personal doc will tell the story of their love, their chemistry, and the impact of their work on the world.

Theirs was a true synergy: Sasha’s revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but it was Ann’s skills with people and words that spread these ideas to the wider culture.

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We are seeking visual and audio archives from all sources for this project… If you have something you think might be useful, please do get in touch!

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Become part of the team that will bring this important story to the screen!

  • All donations over $50 U.S. get a U.S. tax receipt from MAPS
  • Donations over $1000 U.S. get you a personal invitation to the premiere screening and party
  • Donations of $10,000 U.S will get you an ‘Associate Producer’ credit on the film

This film will put the story of psychedelic research in context, both in popular culture and in the historical record. This is a story that needs to be told, and the time is now.


MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, is the fiscal sponsor for this project. If you click on the donation link, it takes you to a MAPS-sponsored web page, where you can enter your information. This system enables us to streamline the operation and to avoid the fees charged by the crowd-funding sites. The receipts are only useful if you are filing an American tax return, but we are grateful for gifts from everywhere.

Donate at this link

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Please feel free to get in touch:

Connie Littlefield, Filmmaker

The Team
I’m Connie Littlefield , and I wrote and directed “Hofmann’s Potion: The Early Years of LSD” which came out in 2002. This film has been credited with changing the way many people think about psychedelic drugs. In 2006, my film “Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey,” was called “the smartest documentary yet on a divisive subject” by the Vancouver Sun. 2015’s “The Sunshine Makers,” which I wrote and produced, has been well-received by movie audiences everywhere. I have an MFA in filmmaking from NSCAD University.

Cinematographer Sue Johnson has over fifteen years of filmmaking experience and an MFA degree in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Primarily working in documentary cinematography, Johnson has recently completed projects for Al Jazeera International, Nike, and a range of independent documentary directors and producers.  She is the recipient of the Innoversity Summit’s Digital Storytellers Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the National Film Board’s Filmmaker Assistance Program grant.  She maintains her own production company, Still Silver Productions, in Toronto.

Renée Reeser Zelnick is a Los Angeles-based creative director, concept and storyboard artist specializing in creating visual campaigns and design for film and television studios, video game companies, fashion houses, publishing and global lifestyle brands. Her projects include HBO’s ‘Veep’ and ‘Vice Principals,’ Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and ‘Good Girls Revolt’ and just about every thing on the Travel Channel. Renee is passionate about storytelling and all things mystical and unexplainable, like the art and underground club scenes. She has a BFA in film  from Moore College of Art and Design and an MA from the University of Philosophical Research.

Artist Dana Smith‘s photographically based work is best illustrated by the collage book 32 Big Pictures. In 2004 Dana Smith founded a fine arts digital press for the purpose of creating limited edition artwork. The project is called Dana Dana Dana and can be seen in its entirety online. Dana and Mark McCloud created “LSD Barbie” in 1993, and in 2003 started The Blotter Barn, an ongoing project to document Mark’s extensive collection of blotter papers. Dana has worked extensively in film and digital video.

After studying filmmaking at Niagara College, editor  James Yates moved to Toronto where he began working as a film editor. In 2016, Yates co-edited the feature documentary “All Governments Lie,” from executive producer Oliver Stone, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and for which he was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Cinema Editors Award. James has also edited “The Corporate Coup d’État” and “Toxic Beauty,” recently released by White Pine Pictures.

Production Assistant Andrew Mizia has many talents in addition to his skill with cameras. He is musical, artistic, and enjoys cultivating gardens. He is currently in school at the California institute for Integral Studies, working towards his goal of practicing psychedelically-assisted psychotherapy. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys Redwood groves, bodies of water, and strolling down the backroads of his mind.

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