The Unruly Mystic: a film series to wake us up

The Unruly Mystic: a film series

The Unruly Mystic: a film series produced by Crazy Wisdom Films, explores the wellness and spiritual connection to creativity, nature and science.  These films are carefully curated around each subject theme, and produced to find the insightful stories of today’s modern mystics, to explore and engage the viewers with an experiential journey through the visual craft of film.

These inspiring documentaries from international filmmaker, Michael M. Conti, focus on the older and also upcoming unruly mystics that walk among us.  These non-fiction personal narrative films inspire audiences through the filmmaker’s eyes to the stories of people living their own lives as mystics, artists, theologians, thinkers and writers.

Every generation when finding its own voice also rediscovers the teachers, mystics, geniuses, misfits, rebels, troublemakers from the past.  These films are the filmmaker’s gifts to remind us of those previous unruly mystics who stood strong, brave, open and everlasting awake, and who continue to inspire and challenge the status quo.


The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

Prophet. Author. Poet. Conservationist. Radical. Mystic.

Valuing our natural wild places for their transformational qualities, and encouraging everyone to deeply experience nature for its spiritual nourishment, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir Movie explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The environmental movement stands on the shoulders of a few great conservationists, especially John Muir.   The filmmaker, Michael M. Conti, though his own personal journey, entices people to appreciate nature’s beauty and to connect deeper to its abundance. (70 minutes)

Please look to John Muir Movie upcoming screenings.

The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

Abbess. Artist. Composer. Healer. Visionary. Mystic.

Discover why The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard is considered to be the patron saint of creativity, and about her continued impact today. This 12th-century abbess became famous as a Christian Mystic and visionary, as well as a musical composer and writer, and whose natural medicine is still practiced in Europe today. Saint Hildegard is venerated around the world for her widely recognized impact on today’s theologians, artists, musicians, the medical profession, and educators. The film is an homage to her, but is also a call to all of us, to listen, to still ourselves and to heed the call of our souls and whatever unruly messages exist within. The filmmaker, Michael M. Conti, traveled internationally to capture many of the stories you will see in this beautifully visual, memorable and inspiring film. The film evokes a calling: that sweet spot of creativity that we all yearn to discover and utilize, an inherent desire, which is also deeply spiritual in nature. (65 Minutes)

Please look to Saint Hildegard Movie upcoming details. Available in multiple languages!  Saint Hildegard von Bingen is beloved in Germany, USA, UK, Spain and Japan.

An excellent documentary, full of Hildegard’s spirit!

— Matthew Fox, author of “Hildegard of Bingen, a Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century”

People commented that they were freshly inspired. That they wanted to encourage the mystic in themselves and especially in their children. That they wanted to see the film again. Thanks for all your help in bringing this showing to Minnesota,

— Sue Swanson, Christ Episcopal Church, Woodbury, Minnesota


Crazy Wisdom Films are rich in value and inspire us through stories of others to discover our own remarkable potential.  Each film is crafted to be appealing to a multi-generational audience, from the twenty something-spiritual seekers to the gray-haired elder who seeks a deeper wisdom on the subject.  The films remind us of the common good and universal connection that we have to the earth and to spirit, and that connection that those are stronger and deeper than merely one nation, religion, race, class or gender.


Copyright 2018 Michael Conti Productions LLC