Hope Frozen

Year
2018
Country
Thailand
Duration
75’
Director
Pailin Wedel

A two-year-old girl from Bangkok nicknamed ‘Einz’ became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After she dies from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab. The girl’s father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body. He instils this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid nicknamed 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.

CREW
Director: Pailin Wedel
Producer: Pailin Wedel, Nina Ijas
Cinematographer: Mark Dobbin, Mark Oltmanns
Editor: Nina Ijas
Sound : Akritchalerm Kalayanamit
Production
2050 Productions
Sales
aug&ohr medien, film@augohr.de
Awards
2019 – Hot Docs, Best International Documentary
Director
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 on the themes of faith, trauma and the clash between East and West. Hope Frozen is her first feature-length documentary film.

 

Aside from her television work with channels including Al Jazeera English and Bloomberg, she has also filmed pieces for The New York Times, National Geographic and Monocle.

Selected Filmography

Hope Frozen (2018)

DOCU/SPACE ONLINE PLATFORM
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021
Children
DOCU/WORLD
Children
Year
2020
Country
Israel
Director
Ada Ushpiz
Duration
110’
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
DOCU/WORLD
Love & Stuff
Year
2020
Country
USA
Director
Judith Helfand
Duration
79’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Samedi
Year
2020
Country
Belgium
Director
Paloma Sermon-Daï
Duration
75’
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
DOCU/WORLD
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela
Year
2020
Country
Venezuela, UK, Brazil, Austria
Director
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Duration
99’
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
DOCU/WORLD
Solitaire Dance
Year
2021
Country
Finland
Director
Antti Lempiäinen
Duration
58’
DOCU/WORLD