Imaginatrix - The Terence McKenna Experience is an alluring experiment in neo-psychedelic cinema by the creator of Alien DreamTime and Strange Attractor.
Terence McKenna was a renegade intellectual most noted for his enthusiastic advocacy of psychedelic experience and provocative free thinking. This movie crowns over twenty years of collaboration and wonderment with McKenna's unprecedented ecology of mind. The project was inspired and guided by previously unreleased video recordings made in private with Terence, circa 1989-1994.
Imaginatrix was catalyzed by an uncanny series of personal events. It is more stream of (altered) consciousness and ceremonial than documentary. The movie presents an over-full visual environment with thousands of layered images, motion graphics, and stunning visualizations. Topics probed include Eros, Visual Language, DMT, Rosicrucians, Death, Fairy Land, and Other related enticements.
The movie is scheduled for release with Devolver Digital Films 2014. We are also collaborating with Mitch Schultz (DMT: The Spirit Molecule), and releasing additional content at Mythaphi, his emergent transmedia arts platform.
After over four years of intense production and personal commitment, we need your help to finish Imaginatrix and release it into a waiting world. The movie is very near completion(!) and your contribution is essential and deeply appreciated.
To do list includes:
-master and format final edit to meet requirements of various distribution platforms
-develop community promotional & social networks including private screenings, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and beyond
-build and test Imaginatrix Media Bundles and other rewards for our Kickstarter campaign
-create rewards packages for contributing musicians
Risks and challenges
Although Imaginatrix is almost completed from a creative standpoint, there are still risks and challenges to be considered.
For instance, final audio and video 'mastering' could reveal unanticipated technical issues that would require time and resources. We have built in time allowances for further adjustments and are receiving technical support from our distribution partners, Devolver Digital Media.
Another challenge ahead is the delivery of promised rewards for donations.
Although primary media content for media bundles has already been produced they will require further development/testing before delivery. We have extensive experience with online, on-demand, digital publishing in multiple formats.
Still, this is cutting edge.
Posters and original art have been designed and are ready for print tests. They need to look really good on the wall. Printing always involves at least a few known unknowns. We have time, budget, and experience to move things along and get results we are proud of.
Support from you and other friends will be crucial to making it all happen. Simply put, it gives us the time and resources to get it done. As Terence might say, you are enabling a noble idea.
It matters for the whole planet.
Deepest gratitude to all donors.
- (28 days)