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Project of the Day: 'My Beautiful Broken Brain'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 30, 2013 at 1:11PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"My Beautiful Broken Brain"

Tweetable Logline: Her brain is broken. Her mind is limitless. A film about a young woman's cerebral haemorrhage with outcomes no one could have predicted

Elevator Pitch: "My Beautiful Broken Brain" is about life changing in the blink of an eye and a personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of the last biological frontier, the human brain. It's something that could happen to any of us – a film born out of necessity to help a young woman make sense of having to start her life again when she was only half way through it, following a brain haemorrhage - with discoveries and outcomes that no one could have predicted.

It's a story of hope, transformation and the limitless power of the human mind.


Production Team: Producer/Director Sophie Robinson, Co-Producer/Director Lotje Sodderland, Editorial Producer Michael Houldey, Editor Jim Scott, Sound Design Nick Ryan 

About the Production: "The most extraordinary thing about this film is that just 3 days after her brain haemorrhage, still in hospital, Lotje started filming herself terrified she was losing her mind and memory. Unable to speak or make sense of the world, she asked her family to contact me (having only met me once before) to ask if I would help her document her rapidly changing life. Two years later we find ourselves with hundreds of hours of footage of one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the privilege to be part of. Now we want to share it."

Current Status: Raising funds to go into edit.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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