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Project of the Day: ‘Out of My Head’

Project of the Day: 'Out of My Head'

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Out of My Head 

Tweetable Logline: A documentary film about Migraine–the complex neurological disease–and the consequences for millions living in its grip.

Elevator Pitch: Migraine is a crippling neurological disease afflicting over 300 million people worldwide. Those who suffer from migraine, or love someone who does, know that the condition can be devastating. Those who don’t often dismiss it as “just a bad headache.” Millions suffer in silence and isolation. But migraine has profoundly affected our culture as well. Did you know that LSD was originally synthesized as a treatment for migraine? Or that when Alice shrinks and grows in Wonderland, she’s exhibiting Lewis Carroll’s migraine symptoms? These and many other intriguing and confounding elements are just part of our fascinating story.

Production Team:
Susanna Styron – Director
Jacki Ochs – Producer
Claire Silberman – Executive Producer 

About the film: We’ve all heard of migraine, but do we really know what happens when someone gets one? Imagine having your daughter at age 13, suddenly terribly frightened, telling you that she cannot see, and that your face is disappearing. Our family members suffer from migraine. Their paths to finding relief were bumpy at best, or full of fear and misdiagnosis at worst. It became clear to us that we had to make a film about this mysterious mercurial disease, for which there is no cure, when we learned that everything we thought about migraine was just plain wrong.

Current Status: Having shot about 75% of the film, we are currently fundraising to start editing and shape the narrative prior to completing principal photography.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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