Hope Frozen

A Film by Pailin Wedel

Synopsis

A two-year-old girl from Bangkok — nicknamed “Einz” — became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab. Her head and brain now rest inside a tank in Arizona. Hope Frozen follows the family who made this unorthodox decision. The girl’s father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body. He instills this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid named Matrix, who wants to be a part of reviving his little sister. But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family’s radical hope in science.

Director

  • Picture of Pailin Wedel © Pailin Wedel

    Pailin Wedel

    Pailin Wedel is a Thai-American journalist and filmmaker who grew up in Asia. She founded 2050 Productions in 2017. She works on documentaries that focus themes of faith, trauma and the clash between the East and the West. Hope Frozen is her first feature-length documentary film. Aside from her television work with channels such as Al Jazeera English and Bloomberg, she also films pieces for The New York Times, National Geographic and Monocle. Before she created 2050 Productions, she was the Asia Interactive producer for the Associated Press, where she directed online interactive coverage for the region. She began her career as a photojournalist at newspapers.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th INT'L TRT DOCUMENTARY AWARDS (Official Selection, Ankara , Turkey)April 25, 2019
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY*
    26th HOT DOCS - CANADIAN INT'L DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)April 25, 2019
  • 18th TRANSILVANIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)June 1, 2019
  • 11th LIGHTHOUSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)June 6, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE*
    5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 11, 2019
  • 8th HOLYWOOD SERBIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boljkovci, Serbia)July 26, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa)October 7, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Pailin Wedel
Screenplay
Pailin Wedel, Nina Ijas
Producer
Pailin Wedel
Director of Photography
Mark Dobbin, Mark Oltmanns
Editor
Nina Ijas
Sound Design
Akritchalerm Kalayanamit
Music
Chapavich Temnitikul

Cast

Sahatorn Naovaratpong
Nareerat Naovaratpong
Matrix Naovaratpong

Details

Running Time
75:18 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Pailin Wedel
2050 Productions Co., LTD
1269/1 Mooban Ramintranivet
Taraeng Bangkaen
Bangkok 10230, Thailand

pailin.wedel@gmail.com
www.2050productions.com