BEYOND FOOD IS A DOCUMENTARY ON FOOD AND
HUMAN PERFORMANCE.

THE PREVIOUS DOCUMENTARIES YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN HAVE EXPOSED IMPORTANT REALITIES. THEY WERE INFORMATIVE, WE LEARNED A LOT AND WE ARE GRATEFUL WE SAW THEM.

BUT WE KNEW THERE HAD TO BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE FEAR-BASED INFORMATION OUT THERE.  WE HEARD THINGS LIKE: MEAT IS GONNA GIVE YOU CANCER, SUGAR IS LIKE CRACK, JUICING IS THE SOLUTION, YOU MUST CLEANSE.

WE KNEW THERE HAD TO BE PEOPLE OUT THERE HAVING AN AMAZING TIME, EATING DELICIOUS FOOD, NOT DEPRIVING THEMSELVES AND LIVING WITH JOY, AWARENESS AND PURPOSE.

SO WE WENT ON A 1.5 YEAR JOURNEY ACROSS THE US TO FIND AND INTERVIEW THEM.

THIS IS THEIR STORY.

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Some of the people we saw included:

  • Dave Asprey (Biohacker, Top Itunes Health Podcaster)

  • Rich Roll (Vegan Ultra Athlete, Top Ranked Health Podcaster)

  • Nicholas Perricone (Celebrity dermatologist, inventor)

  • David Côté (Raw Vegan Entrepreneur, Montreal)

  • Laird Hamilton (Big Wave Surfer, Health Advocate)

  • Mariel Hemingway (Academy Award nominated actress, Health Advocate)

  • Abel James (Paleo personality, researcher, top ranked health podcaster)

  • Justin Mager (Existential Medicine)

  • Mario Martinez (expert on ritual, neuropsychologist)

  • Darin Olien (superhealth explorer)

  • Nir Eyal (Stanford University MBA Professor, Expert on Habits)

  • Dr. James Hardt (Biocybernaut, Neurofeedback)

  • Steven Fowkes (Neurochemist, Humanist)

  • Jessica Richman (CEO, Ubiome),

  • Jay Schroeder (Top Performance Athlete Neurological Trainer),

  • Gabrielle Reece (Ex-Pro Volleyball player, Health advocate),

  • Chris Berka (Advanced Brain Monitoring),

  • Bobby Williams (Running with Nature),

  • Alix Mayer (Health Coach)

  • Mike Gebhardt (4-time Olympic Athlete, Health Coach)

  • Noah Amparano (Parkour Athlete, Leader)

  • Dr. Dain Heer (Access Consciousness)

  • Glenn and Caryl Elzinga (Foresters, Plant Ecologist, Grassfed Ranchers)

 

Filmmaker Bios: 

Juan Carlos Paredes // Writer. Producer Director

Juan has produced documentaries, photographed and written.

He was a researcher in Peter Sims’ best-selling book Little Bets. This book was about the big impact small ideas have on innovation. It included interviews with Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs and CEOs. Before that, Juan worked at PBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Capital Group. He has an MBA, a degree in Humanities and Fine Arts, and studied documentary filmmaking and screenwriting at NYU and UCLA.

Tomas Reyes // Writer. Producer Director

Tomas is an explorer and lifestyle photographer. He grew up in a family that cooks and has always been interested in food and how it makes you feel.

He was born in Colombia to a psychoanalyst father and raised in Paris by a psychoanalyst mother. He traveled more than 80 countries in his youth. Tomas is a Masters in Multimedia Arts from Nihon University  in Tokyo. He speaks 5 languages.

 

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Morgan Buehler // Writer. Producer 

Morgan "grew up" in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles.

A health and wellness enthusiast she surfs, bikes, hikes, cooks and preaches the benefits of whatever supplement/diet/hack/elixir/herbal remedy/blood test she's into that week.

From yawn-plagued accountant, to NYT bestselling author consultant, to morally conflicted advertising executive, to Marketing Director, she's followed her bliss and is now a certified nutritionist. An avid traveler, certified Yoga instructor and lover of the outdoors, she's lived in 14 countries since graduating from the University of Colorado.

 

Fabio Segall // Executive Producer

Brazilian Photographer