Shock Head Soul

Shock Head Soul

Available on iTunes, Prime Video
A feature length documentary that interleaves documentary interviews, fictional re-construction and CGI animation to portray Daniel Paul Schreber's story. Daniel Paul Schreber was a successful lawyer who, in 1893, started to receive messages from God via a Writing Down Machine that spanned the cosmos. He spent the next nine years confined to an asylum tortured by delusions of cosmic control, suffering the belief that his body was subjected to cruel 'miracles'. During this nine year confinement he wrote Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (1903), which has earned him lasting fame as an outsider artist, and allowed him to argue that he was sane enough to return to society. Shock Head Soul was developed in collaboration with psychoanalyst Helen Taylor-Robinson.
Starring Anniek Pheifer, Thom Hoffman, Hugo Koolschijn
Director Simon Pummell