On Tuesday, December 14th 2021, MSU hosted a conversation with filmmaker Pat Murphy on his inspiration and process for making the documentary Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience. Watch the Q and A below.
Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor based in Los Angeles. He’s edited programs for major outlets like PBS, Showtime, and People magazine. As a producer, his films have been shown in museums, international film festivals, and in-studio on Channel 13 in New York City. His latest editing project is the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary, The One and Only Dick Gregory, about the legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory. Pat started making Psychedelia in 2011, upon learning about the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. He produced, financed, and distributed the film completely independently. Aside from filmmaking, he is an enthusiast for the outdoors, American history, and roots music.
Books Mentioned in the conversation:
Food of the Gods by Terrence McKenna
Acid Dreams by Martin Lee
Storming Heaven by Jay Stevens
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
The Immortality Key by Brian Muraresku
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