Dec 18, 2019
#105 My awesome guest this week is filmmaker and director
Mitch Schultz, the man behind the cult classic documentary: DMT;
The Spirit Molecule.
I remember watching this movie when it came out, and it
literally blew my mind! And with the ten year
anniversary coming up of the film, it was fantastic to have
Mitch on the show. Naturally, we dive into this topic, and
why Mitch made this film... but here are a few random facts about
- DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogenic tryptamine
drug that occurs naturally in many plants and animals. It is also
referred to as the "spirit molecule" due to the intense psychedelic
- DMT has been used as a drug for thousands of years.
- Use of the drug as part of shamanic ritual is common in South
- Side effects include powerful hallucinations.
- Due to the nature of the drug, DMT is known as the "spirit
So strap in and enjoy this conversation with me and Mitch
About Mitch Schultz: Mitch Schultz' curiosity
of the unknown universe forged his path in storytelling. With over
20 years of creative experience as a transmedia producer,
experience designer, and educator, Mitch's work explores the
inherent connections among consciousness, nature, culture, and the
evolving human mythology.
In the early ‘90s, the confluence of art, information, and
technology became the perfect storm for the germination of ideas
that continue to inspire Mitch today. His academic research
(‘95-‘03) at UT Austin and New York University focused on
communication theory, information technology, and media production.
During his education, Mitch mentored with Visionary Producer, Tommy
Pallotta, on films (Waking Life), music videos (Destiny, In the
Waiting Line), and interactive sci-fi mystery (Amnesia Moon).
In 2003, Mitch launched Spectral Alchemy as a creative
interface for his work and continued to develop his skills over the
next decade- indie/studio development, broadcast, interactive
design, and commercial production. In 2009, Mitch decided to focus
exclusively on his personal creative vision. As a result, his first
documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, premiered two years later
and became an instant cult classic. The DMTRMX project- an open
source media library and emergent storyworld- became the
inspiration for MYTHAPHI.
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