Memoirs of a Former Mystic - Documentary film on an ex-New Age guru
Jessica Schab, born in Vancouver, Canada, is an author and coach who applies critical thinking, metacognition and memetics to assist others in the transition from believer to thinker.
After fifteen years on the ‘New Age metaphysical path’, she renounced it, as she understood it was psychologically harmful.
She is now a speaker on the importance of rational thinking. In sharing her story, she wants to provide an understanding of the patterns of self-manipulation and exploitation.
She is a prolific poetry and blog writer providing an inside-look at the consequences of letting your beliefs think for you. A vast audience follows her Bali Blog series, where she details her journey from a mystic to a skeptic.
For ten years, she worked in the film and animation industry as a production assistant. She’s passionate about animation and story-telling.
She’s the co-writer of the documentary film ‘All Is Not Well – An Investigation into our Gamble with the Psyche’.
Élisabeth Feytit, born in Paris, France, is a film Producer, Author and Editor. She is the Executive Producer of l'Esprit & la Matière for documentary films with a focus on a rational and curious exploration of the way the mind works.
Thanks to her first production company, La Marée Monte, created in 2001, she produced and co-produced documentary, short narrative and corporate films that were shown and awarded in festivals around the world. She collaborated with TV channels such as France 2, Ciné+, RFO, Histoire, Odyssée, KTO and Cityzen TV, for films that mainly dealt with art and history.
Élisabeth Feytit first studied Business and Administration at the MBA Institute in Paris. After a few years working in sales and strategy, in particular in the music and video industry, she embraced a new career in filmmaking.
She specialised in film editing at INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel) and in documentary filmmaking at La Fémis, in Paris, and gained experience as an assistant for several directors, among whom Raymond Depardon and Bruno Aveillan.
For twelve years, while working as an Editor and a Producer, she was a technical advisor and instructor for France 24, France 2, France Ô, M6, LCI, and Public Sénat TV channels.