Shock Head Soul

Simon Pummell’s Shock Head Soul has been selected in Competition at the 68th Venice Film Festival. The film interleaves documentary interviews, fictional re-construction & CGI animation to portray Daniel Paul Schreber’s story. The film’s mix of forms crosses boundaries between documentary and fiction: exploring the borderline between religious vision and deluded fanaticism, and the intimate link between family secrets, psychiatric diagnosis, and our societal understanding of mental illness.