EYE OF THE NEEDLE | AN AYAHUASCA JOURNEY
United States / Short Film /
12 minutes / English
Director: Daniel LeMunyan
Producer: Daniel LeMunyan
Uncover an ancient South American ritualized medicine and mysterious hallucinogenic substance known as ayahuasca. Director Daniel LeMunyan leads the viewer through a visually striking exploration into the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and the hidden depths of human consciousness. Ayahuasca’s active ingredient causes intense, sometimes nightmarish hallucinations. Blended and cooked slowly, this brew is used by locals to enter a deep trance that is said to heal the body and unlock the subconscious mind. Guided by shamans, a person enters the eye of the needle and must face his own truths and deepest fears.
Daniel LeMunyan is a NYC based motion graphics artist, illustrator, and independent film maker. His unique approach to storytelling is identifiable by his natural inclination to explore the depths of the human character and the composition of living and inanimate objects. Whether by video, illustration, music or digital animation, Daniel’s signature style brings viewers through a journey of discovery, and unpredictability.