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.
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.
Hope Frozen (2018)