About

The Faerie Rings – a feature film about the promise of visionary plant medicines to heal those in need, and the cruelty of those who would outlaw them.

In this live-action adventure, a desperate young artist must free his bleak world from the grip of powerful tyrants by finding the forbidden realm of Faeries.

The Faerie Rings is an allegory about our world’s fear, misunderstanding, and condemnation of expanded states of consciousness, and the importance of human curiosity.  Combining cutting-edge cinematography and epic faerie-tale visuals, The Faerie Rings is a unique vision with a potent and timely message about the freedom to explore our own minds.

Featuring world-class underground circus performers as the Cannabis Faeries, Psilocybin Mushroom Faeries, and the Ayahusaca Faerie.

From the creators of the award-winning film, Dreams of the Last Butterflies, screened at 50 film festivals in 13 countries worldwide.

 

The Faerie Rings is in partnership with Decriminalize Nature. 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Finalist – Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay – FilmQuest 2021.

Finalist – Best Screenplay – Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival

Finalist – Best Screenplay – Swedish International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist – Best Screenplay – ISA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Genre Busting Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist Best Screenplay – Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

Selected – Best Screenplay – Switzerland International Film Festival

The Story

Simon is a desperate young artist,  struggling with the anguish of a meaningless life.  His bleak, unforgiving world is controlled by the Truthsetters, three harsh and powerful rulers whose words all must obey.  Simon and his friends hear about the fabled Faerie Rings, strange mushroom circles growing deep in the forest that can open a portal to the Faerie realms.

The Truthsetters forbid anyone from searching out the Faerie Rings, and punish those who would use them.  They believe the Rings have the power to disrupt their carefully controlled world, so they demonize and destroy them wherever they are found.

Simon knows the dangers of being caught, but he’s determined to escape his grim situation and see the Faeries for himself.  He searches for a Faerie Ring far out in the forbidden woods, rumored to be the last in the world.  The Truthsetters’ minions are on the march to exterminate every remaining Ring.  Simon must risk everything to uncover the mysteries of their hidden realm before they are gone forever.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE AND HELP BRING OUR PLANT POSITIVE MESSAGE TO LIFE.

Currently seeking financial patrons, sponsors, and additional partnerships.

Full script available to read by request

After completion, The Faerie Rings will be submitted to the world’s top film festivals.

We, the filmmakers, are passionate about the need for art that explores the incredible potential of plant medicines and society’s misunderstanding of them.

Concept Art

(please note, this will be a live-action film – this concept art provides design examples only.)

STORYBOARD SAMPLES

Production Team

Zina Brown, Writer/Director

Zina’s unique visual and narrative style has been screened in film festivals across the world, including the FICMA Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival, the Jaipur International Film Festival in India, and New York City’s VisionFest. His most recent short film, Dreams of the Last Butterflies, was screened at 50 Film Festivals in 13 countries on 5 continents, as well as winning many awards and appearing on RollingStone.com.  Watch it online: DreamsOfTheLastButterflies.com

Dreams of the Last Butterflies is absolutely magical!”

-Film Shortage

“Director Zina Brown has made something rather beautiful and unlike anything I’ve really seen before.”

-Ain’t It Cool News

“New York film director Zina Brown creates mesmerizing film masterpieces.”

-Miroir Magazine

Gavin Behrman, Executive Producer

Gavin is a 26-year veteran of the movie industry. He has worked all over the world on the production of over 35 feature films – both Hollywood blockbusters and independently made film festival favorites such as Terminator: Genisys, Robocop (2014), The Adjustment Bureau, Valkyrie, Rosewater, Spider-Man, Erin Brockovich, and The Horse Whisperer.  Gavin recently spent over a year in Budapest, Hungary as Production Supervisor for the highly acclaimed Blade Runner 2049.  Gavin’s other projects include the award-winning short film Admissions, starring James Cromwell, and the upcoming The Principal, a teaching film about cyber-bullying.  Gavin believes that important films can send a powerful message to the world, influencing society’s views and ultimately the destiny of humankind.

Trampas Thompson, Stunt Coordination/’Tamer Captain’

 

Trampas is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator, and director with an astounding 25-year resume of death-defying feats in some of the world’s most popular movies and television shows. Trampas has sword battled with Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, lit his entire body on fire, and stunt doubled Michael Keaton in the Academy Award-winning ‘Best Picture’ Birdman. He also recently doubled Keaton in Marvel’s blockbuster Spiderman: Homecoming as super villain, The Vulture. His other credits include The Dark Knight Rises, National Treasure, 21 Jump Street, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

KaytiBunny Roberts, Performance Coordinator/’Cannabis Faerie’

 

As a Performance Coordinator and Creative Director, KaytiBunny tours the globe each year planning and performing at top festivals including Envision Festival, Electric Forest, Bali Spirit Festival, Shambhala, Secret Garden Party, Gratitude Migration, and Cosmic Convergence. In addition she has performed with hundreds of artists including MIA, Phish, Gaudi, George Clinton and the P Funk Allstars, String Cheese Incident, Shpongle, OTT, Random Rab, Polish Ambassador, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Govinda, David Starfire, and Emancipator.

Kurt Huggins: Concept Art

Faerie Performers

Natasha King (Cannabis Faerie), Tiffany Valentin (Ayahuasca Faerie)

 

Ali Luminescent (Cannabis Faerie),  Christine Geiger (Cannabis Faerie)

 

Madeleine Belle (Cannabis Faerie), Kenneth Telesco (Faerie Guide)

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