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Psychedelics: Stepping into the Unknown
Feature Documentary

As the head of Australia’s first clinical psychedelic laboratory, Dr Paul Liknaitzky is fast emerging as a leader in this ground-breaking area of research. In a world first, Dr Liknaitzky and his team at Monash University trial the use of psilocybin (the active ingredient found in ‘magic mushrooms’) in psychedelic assisted therapy to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). For two years, Psychedelics: Stepping into the Unknown is granted exclusive access to what unfolds.

Distribution: SBS Australia

Production: Blackfella Films

Executive Producer: Jen Peedom


Darren Dale

Jacob Hickey

Writer / Director: Chris Phillips

Production Supervisor: Megan Nass

Director of Photographers:

Thom Neal

Ben Bryan

Hossein Khodabandehloo

Additional Filming:

Chris Phillips

Nathan Kaso

Aaron Smith Acs

Sound Recordist:

Daniel Nixon

Steve Bond

Dwayne Dell

Terry Chadwick

Camera Assistant:

Ari Gillespie

Cecilia Hedditch

Archive Producer: Miriam Kenter

Production Coordinator: Daniela Ercoli


Chris Barclay

Elijah Ormesher

Teddy Clark

Production Accountant: Leah Hall

Assistant Accountants:

Sophie Nicholas

Rachael Hayes

Consultant Phsycologists:

Simon Kinsella

Victoria Kasunic

Still Photographer: Jackson Finter

Post Production Supervisor: Michelle Kaszai

Editor : Jane Usher

Assembly Editor: Bonnie Faulkner

Assistant Editor: Alex Clutterbuck

Sound mix Facility: Soundfirm Australia

Supervising Sound Editor: Andy Wright

Dialouge Editor: Will Carroll

FX Editor: Megan Howieson

Re-recording Mixer: Ralph Ortner

Post Production Manager: Shaun Richards

Post Producers:

Keila Rafel Motta Pirotelli

Oliver Schulz

Technical Operations Manager: Bruce Emery

Original Music By: Amanda Brown

Published by: LILLIPILLI IP

Graphics Designer:

Finn Spencer


Post Production Facility: Cutting Edge

Head of Post: Marcus Bolton

Post Production Producer: Stewart Dean

Post Production Coordinator: Tessa Mcelhone

Post Production Assistants:

Nicole Hargreaves

Natasia Koveos

Colourist: Dwaine Hyde

Online Artist: Jo Spillane

Senior Media Operator: Casey Hukins

Media Operations Coordinator: Kate Kelly-Wilson

Media Operators:

Matthew Burges

Johan Billimoria

Hossein Khodabandehloo

+61 404 988 896hossein@hossein.film