Connie Littlefield is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose previous work includes “Hofmann’s Potion: The Early Years of LSD,” released in 2002. This film has been credited with changing the way many people think about psychedelic drugs. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this was one of the first documentaries to delve into the early history of the world’s most famous psychedelic.
“In all the documentaries about the stupidities of the war against drugs, the smartest documentary yet may well be ‘Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey’,” said The Vancouver Sun, in 2007. This film features many heroic cops as well as Senator Larry Campbell, Judge James Gray, and NYPD (Retired) Detective Frank Serpico talking about how the war on drugs does more harm than the drugs do.
Connie’s next film, “Feed Your Head,” in 2010, explored the use of vitamins and nutrition in the treatment of mental illness. This film won the Founder’s Award at the Yorkton Film Festival, and continues to reach a wide audience through natural health networks like Orthomed.org and FMTV.
“The Sunshine Makers” (to be released in 2016), is the result of her collaboration with director Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Passion Pictures, UK. Connie wrote and produced this feature-length documentary. “A real-life Breaking Bad for the psychedelic set, The Sunshine Makers reveals the entertaining, untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counterculture.” – DOC NYC
Connie is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts degree program at NSCAD University, where she majored in filmmaking. She is currently at work on “Huxley’s Exit”, a film about using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat end-of-life anxiety.