Catharsis: The Ayahuasca Experiment


…a feature documentary on psychedelic psychotherapy and mental health.

Fractured Atlas who are co-ordinating the fiscal sponsorship of the project, create products, services and systems that help with the business aspects of working in the arts.

Ice Hockey causes 44.3% of all traumatic brain injuries among kids and teenagers. These head injuries can have lingering effects, and can ultimately prove fatal. The approaches to understanding Amazonian medicine, notably Ayahuasca  is both Shamanistic and Scientific. Yet the one thing it can deliver is  an alternative in thinking. And if there is anything Matt needs right now it’s perceptual alterations.

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Screen Shot 2019-04-27 at 19.04.04.pngClassic psychedelics such as DMT – an active component of ayahuasca – break the control that the prefrontal cortex normally holds over more primitive parts of the brain, triggering vivid hallucinatory memories and emotions. “That lets us go to places in our psyche or internal landscape that we wouldn’t normally allow ourselves to go,” says Gerald Thomas, who researches addiction at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. “In psychotherapy, it’s how we reconcile past events that have traumatised us.

The style of our documentary is intended to be immersive, similar to the recent and award-winning Leviathan.


Shareholding Offer

In the case of our current project, the documentary film; Catharsis – The Ayahuasca Experiment our focus is on an immersive, transformative experience for Matt Mulaire, to offer him the opportunity to improve his psychological and physical health, treat his depression, 24/7 headaches and, to perhaps speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine. 
In addition to Matt’s suffering our film also highlights; the extreme dangers of contact sport head injuries and, how indigenous communities living within the Amazon rainforest are increasingly vulnerable due to the cycles of drought.
The film will be a feature-length, cinematic experience in keeping with the traditional three-act structure, yet going into the depths and nuances that ‘shorts’ and ‘reportage’ cannot.
We are a not-for-shareholder profit community interest company based in Oxford (UK) and New York (USA), working regionally, nationally and internationally on fiscal sponsored independent documentary films.
Our shareholding offer is simple – 
  • In order to attract a distributor whilst in ‘post production’ we need to keep 50% of the project funds.
  • Therefore 50% of the project is available and offered at $1,000 per share. 
As a general rule –
  • Most independent investors can make on average 25% upwards to double their money back. 
  • Or 150% on the funding dollars upon a successful sale. 
We are looking for investors to own a part of the film, which could vary between 25-50%.

If you or someone you know might be interested in participating or helping to finance this documentary, contact the producers, Andi Reiss, Kris Sorbie or Chris Stokeo.