Time-lapse cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg aims his cameras at the mysterious, often-overlooked world of fungi. The kingdom of fungi is separate from the kingdoms of animals and plants, evolving on a seperate path over millions of years. Many forms of fungi, including yeasts and moulds, often live unseen and unregarded, while their more visible cousins, the mushrooms, are celebrated the world over for their culinary uses or reviled for their poisonous nature.
Some mushrooms can glow in the dark, while others can be used as an hallucinogenic. In this short but beautiful film, Louie Schwartzberg explores a few of the varieties that could possibly save the world.