James Sebastiano, a materially successful young man, is riddled with anxiety and mental health issues, which leads him to embark on a worldwide journey of self-inquiry. From the streets of NY, to the stillness of the Ganges, and deep into the jungles of Peru, he immerses himself in meditation and plant medicine. Throughout his journey, he converses with top experts like Russell Brand, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Joseph Goldstein, Rupert Spira, Sri Prem Baba, Zelda Hall, and more to find the root cause of the problem and learn how to finally find freedom from his crippling anxiety.
He finds answers to why a person who seemingly has it all can continue to suffer from debilitating panic attacks, whilst recognizing the beauty and power that lies within each of us, if we are willing to go there. Best Documentary winner at the Rhode Island International Film Fest and Chelsea Film Festival, this is an incredible example of filmmaking. Let your life-changing journey of self-discovery begin with Chasing the Present.
Featuring: James Sebastiano Jr., Russell Brand, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Joseph Goldstein, Rupert Spira, Sri Prem Baba, Zelda Hall, Anna Kolber
Directed by: Mark Waters