Louie Schwartzberg

Director, Fantastic Fungi

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer who’s notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery that tells stories celebrating Life and the human spirit.

 Louie’s theatrical releases include Fantastic Fungi, narrated by Brie Larson, the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker; the theatrical feature, Wings of Life for Disney Nature, narrated by Meryl Streep, and the feature film America’s Heart and Soul for Walt Disney Studios. His Soarin’ Around the World ride film is one the most popular attractions at Disney Theme Parks worldwide. 

Louie’s three TED talks have over 56 million combined views. In addition to his numerous filmmaking awards, he is the only artist to be inducted into the Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation’s Invention Ambassadors Program. In 2017 he received the Debra Simon award for Leadership in Mental Wellness from Global Wellness Institute. He was Oprah Winfrey’s guest on Super Soul Sunday, and his Gratitude Revealed programs premiered on the OWN online platform. Louie received the 2020 Grand Visionary Award from the American Visionary Art Museum. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild of America and board member of the Earth Day Network