Gringo Shamans

TFI Network | 2016

Ron’s life takes a turn when he moves to Peru to become a shaman. After years of training in the jungle, the Ayahuasca boom propels him from monk to superstar possibly threatening the integrity of an ancient tradition. 

Micaela Saxer Micaela Saxer
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

Micaela Saxer was born in Iquitos, Peru on the legendary film set of Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo. In her 20's, she worked for casting director Shaila Rubin in Rome. She assisted... more»

Quentin Andre Quentin Andre
DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR, COMPOSER

Quentin Andre was born and raised in New York City, where he majored in history and literature at the New School. Quentin grew up around filmmakers and was introduced to filming at an early... more»

Izabella Tzenkova Izabella Tzenkova
PRODUCER

Izabella Tzenkova is an independent producer based in New York. In 2010 she founded Kotva Films, with a focus on developing projects by new and up and coming talent. Her first film, LILY,... more»

Trevor Tweeten
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Trevor Tweeten is a New York-based artist and cinematographer. He holds a BA in Film and Video Art and works at the crossroads between video, sculpture and installation. As a... more»

Sam Pressman Sam Pressman
PRODUCER

Samuel was raised in a vibrant independent film environment. His focus is on portraying the intense journey and untamable spirit of storytelling. He has directed and produced several films and... more»

Additional Credits

Izabella Tzenkova (Producer)

Trevor Tweeten (Director of Photography)

Westerners have a longing to reconnect with nature and to be part of the magical world the indigenous inhabit, yet that world is quickly disappearing because of corporate greed.

Genre: Documentary