Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. READ MORE

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CRAZYWISE Conversations
Personal Journeys of Transcendence and Healing

Psychosis and Spiritual Awakening

During the production of CRAZYWISE and since its release we have interviewed many individuals who have spoken of a profound feeling of connection to everyone and everything during their psychological crisis.  Several who have successfully navigated their crisis have awakened to a deeper sense of compassion and empathy and found more meaning, purpose and direction in their lives.

Through personal interviews CRAZYWISE Conversations will continue where the film left off by exploring the transcendent and healing potential of a psychological crisis, as well as the factors that can make the experience fearful and disabling. We will also be exploring other transformative events individuals have experienced, or intentionally initiated, to help deepen their connection to themselves, their fellow beings, and the natural world.

We are extremely grateful to those who have courageously shared some of their most vulnerable moments to help us all understand how we can bring more compassion, meaning and purpose into our lives.





As independent filmmakers, we have been 100% funded by individual donations and ask for your continued support to cover distribution and marketing of this film! All donations to CRAZYWISE are tax-deductible and eligible for matching funds through the Northwest Film Forum, a 501(c)3 organization. Click on the donate button to contribute online via PayPal. Thank you!


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You can also send a check to: CRAZYWISE, c/o Northwest Film Forum  1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 . Please make the check out to the Northwest Film Forum and reference CRAZYWISE in the memo line of the check. Also, be sure to include your name and address to received your tax receipt from the Northwest Film Forum. For matching donations, please specify the Northwest Film Forum and, if possible, reference CRAZYWISE.


From the entire CRAZYWISE team, our gratitude to every Backer who supported us during our 2014 Kickstarter campaign and our 2015 Online Fundraising Campaign!