The Underground Astronaut

This short documentary is about evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and her amazing research into the mysterious organism under our feet. Funghi. An organism that keeps our ecosystem alive, but of which we have little idea of how it operates. Evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and her SPUNteam takes us on her epic quest to map the world’s diverse fungi and to understand their behaviour.


This project is part of the Ammodo docs series about amazing scientists that break frontiers. More info about Toby Kiers and her research. Check out the SPUN website

National premiere  GO Shorts! Filmfestival




Directed by: Marleine van der Werf Produced by: Basalt Film Category: Documentary Date: 2023