Synopsis

The Way of the Psychonaut explores the life and work of Stanislav Grof, Czech-born psychiatrist and psychedelic psychotherapy pioneer. Stan’s quest for knowledge and insights into the healing power of non-ordinary states of consciousness, influenced the discipline of psychology and profoundly changed many individual lives. One of those transformed by Stan is filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais. The documentary utilizes Susan’s personal existential crisis as a gateway to Grof’s impact, from the micro to the macro.

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Credits

A HOT FLASH FILMS Production

Writer/Director SUSAN HESS LOGEAIS

Producers SUSAN HESS LOGEAIS, STANISLAV GROF, BRIGITTE GROF

Executive Producer JOHN BUCHANAN

Transmedia Producer MITCH SCHULTZ

Featuring STANISLAV GROF, SEAN KELLY, FRITJOF CAPRA, RICHARD TARNAS, RUPERT SHELDRAKE, MICHAEL MURPHY, JACK KORNFIELD, WILL KEEPIN, AMIT GOSWAMI, ERVIN LASZLO, MICHAEL HARNER, RALPH METZNER, SUSAN MOKELKE, BRIGITTE GROF, BECCA TARNAS, ROBIN CARHART-HARRIS

Special Thanks to Our Donors EVOLVE FOUNDATION, MELTON FOUNDATION, PAUL GROF, GEORGE SARLO

Four Perinatal Matrices Choreographer ROBERT GUITRON

Polaris Dance Theatre Dancers KATHERINE AMMERMAN, KAITLIN D’AMICO, CALEY HERNANDEZ, MAYA FELTEN, XENA GUITRON, PREEYA KANNON, ANDREA LARRETA, FAITH MORRISON, GERARD REGOT, WILLOW SWANSON, MELANIE VERNA, JESSICA ZOLLER

Actors ITHICA TELL, KATE VAN BROCKLIN, NICOLE ACEVEDO, AMIR KAMAL, ALISON BINFORD, ROB LAUTA, JOSH WESTRA, OSCAR LOGEAIS, SPENCER CONWAY, LEVY BALTHAZAR, MELISSA SCHMITZ, JOHN HUGILL, JULIET PROSSER, DEVIN WHITE, BRUCE LAWSON, MELISSA SCHMITZ, ALWYNN ACCUARDI, NATHAN DUNKIN, JENNIFER SKYLER, LAUREN CROWE MUELLER, TED DOUGLAS, RYAN FINDLEY, CATHERINE MELLO, CHRIS MURRAY, SPENCER CONWAY, RYAN FINDLEY, JAY LANCE, ALISON BINFORD, ANDREA MACCLOUD, PAT LACH, VARTAN FRIEDMAN, JENNY MEEKER, PAT LACH, LISSIE HUFF, LUCY PASCALL

Crew

Director of Photography (Re-Enactments) BRAD REEB

Director of Photography (Interviews) DAVID ORR

Lighting & Grip MICHAEL WEISS

Camera Operators MICHAEL WEISS, PETER RUMMEL, SUSAN HESS LOGEAIS, JOSH WESTRA, BRIGITTE GROF

Hair & Makeup ALISON BINFORD

Wardrobe JAY LANCE, MARYCHRIS MASS, GREG MCMICKLE, ROSE CITY PROPS

Production Assistant KATE VAN BROCKLIN

Casting Director SAM HULL, JENNIFER SKYLER

Post Production

Editor SUSAN HESS LOGEAIS

Supervising Editor HEIDI ZIMMERMAN

Assistant Editor JOSH WESTRA

Motion Graphics SCOTT GRAVES

Animation KEN KEYES

Color Grading & Finishing TYLER CORAY

Original Score Composed & Performed by RANDALL DUNN, ULFUR HANSSON

Additional Musicians SHAZHAD ISMAILY, MONIKA KHOT, HALLA STEINUNN STEFANSDOTTIR, SIGURDUR BJARKI GUNNARSSON, JOHN MCCOWEN, GYDA VALTYSDOTTIR

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