The Campfire Stories Blog
Thoughts, ideas and announcements tend to pop up in my mind. Some of them go here.
Changing daily habits: This is what happened when I challenged myself to bike to work every day for a year.
The modern forestry model of clearcutting is no longer modern. In fact, it’s dead. But the forestry industry hasn’t caught up to this fact yet. And as evolution will tell you: those unwilling or unable to adapt, will die.
Two new films are in the making: one on the fertility of the soil and one on the fertility of the body.
With Charles Eisenstein, Campfire Stories, Films For Action and special guest Fritzi Horstman of the Compassion Prison Project.
That’s right people – we’ve updated our Patreon page with new tiers and rewards!
Something unexpected happened on the way to the herb garden.
I’m very proud to reveal five of the cast members of the upcoming film “A Tale from the Woods”, a documentary about our relationship to the forest.
The Swedish forest lobby is working hard to paint a picture of themselves as Green. Their commercials have been bugging me for some time now, so I’ve decided to have some fun with them.
Are you looking for inspiration on what to see, read or listen to? This is an archive in the making that’ll likely introduce you to some new and some old acquaintances.
I feel blessed to have found a partner to collaborate with in producing the films for Campfire Stories, who not only complements my skill set nicely, but who’s also both humble, sharp and insanely talented.
Four years ago, when we moved to the country, we didn’t know the first thing about growing our own food. But through experimenting, failing, trying again, reading up on gardening blogs and then trying some more, we’re now slowly getting the hang of it.
Travelling by train allows you to feel the travel – not just skim the top of it. It slows down time. And makes you realise that there are no guarantees or certainties in life.
I saw a commercial from the Swedish logging industry a while ago. It made me feel sick.
Mattias Olsson, founder of Campfire Stories, interviewed on the podcast Edgetalkers.
I just came back from the first production day of a new film I’m working on titled “A Tale from the Woods”.
A handful of reviews have now come in for the film Morphic Resonance.
Exciting news, free tickets and a general update on the state of affairs at Campfire Stories. A newsletter in video form.
An interview with Mattias Olsson of Campfire Stories on the pod “Bortom Ekorrhjulet”.
If you’ve only had kombucha that came from a store, you haven’t had real kombucha. In this video I share my bubbly and delicious secrets.
“Most people see a tree and go: ‘nice tree’. But few people feel the tree. What’s inside I mean.” – Gustav Ågerstrand
It was a sudden realisation that things work in the opposite direction from how I’d been taught. The question isn’t “What do I need to do to make enough money to get by?”. The question is “What feels the most right to do?”.
“As it turns out, basic reverse psychology works pretty well with television executives. I told them they couldn’t have it. It made them want it.”
It started like this: “I’m going to need some music for that intro.” But then it turned into something else.
I experimented with filming the night sky once before, so I had a pretty good idea of what my equipment was capable of. I packed my gear and biked down to the little dock near my house where I set up my camera on a tripod.