Price: $350.00

    Code: 2529

    Directed by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp
    2015, 82 minutes
    Purchase: $350 | Classroom rental: $125
    Optional closed captions

    Featuring stunning macroscopic time-lapse footage, The Creeping Garden is an award winning documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

    The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

    Co-directed by film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, The Creeping Garden follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham's previous feature KanZeOn and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.

    With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog's 'Grizzly Man') this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed.

    Subjects & Collections

    Festivals & Awards

    DOXA Documentary Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
    Imagine Science Film Festival
    Fantasic Fest
    Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital


    "A surprising investigation of perception, thought and life itself."- The New York Times

    "An illuminating science documentary that tickles the imagination. Jim O'Rourke's eerie sci-fi score emphasizes the otherworldly nature of the subject matter, while Grabham and Sharp demonstrate the influence of these magic myxies on radical thinkers and grounded admirers. With methodical calmness and obsessive enthusiasm, they make the case for slime mold as a primordial goop of invention.” – LA Weekly

    "Imagine if Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull were tasked with making a 1970s educational science film about the pods from Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and you're some way to understanding The Creeping Garden."- James Marsh, Twitchfilm

    "Highly Recommended. A spectacularly beautiful, extremely well done, and highly informative film about slime molds - one of the most neglected group of organisms...Even for non-scientifically oriented audiences there are few, if any, negatives about this film. The Creeping Garden succeeds at all levels. The limited knowledge and lack of official academic interest in slime molds make this film a necessary proponent for further basic scientific study of these captivating, and as the film proves, useful organisms." - Educational Media Reviews Online

       1/2 "Highly Recommended. A haunting documentary." – Video Librarian