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Let It In with Guy Lawrence

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:
- 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 experience.
- DMT has been used as a drug for thousands of years.
- Use of the drug as part of shamanic ritual is common in South America.
- Side effects include powerful hallucinations.
- Due to the nature of the drug, DMT is known as the "spirit molecule."
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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