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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, [email protected]
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)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 31 — 9 
May
June 2024
Machtat
DOCU/WORLD
Machtat
Year
2023
Country
Lebanon
Director
Sonia Ben Slama
Duration
83’
DOCU/WORLD
Grasshopper Republic
DOCU/WORLD
Grasshopper Republic
Year
2023
Country
USA, Uganda
Director
Daniel McCabe
Duration
94’
DOCU/WORLD
A Golden Life
DOCU/WORLD
A Golden Life
Year
2023
Country
Burkina Faso, Benin, France
Director
Boubacar Sangaré
Duration
83’
DOCU/WORLD
Knit’s Island
DOCU/WORLD
Knit’s Island
Year
2023
Country
France
Directors
Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L’helgoualc’h
Duration
95’
DOCU/WORLD
Rowdy Girl
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Rowdy Girl
Year
2023
Country
USA
Director
Jason Goldman
Duration
72’
DOCU/WORLD
Body
DOCU/WORLD
Body
Year
2023
Country
Slovenia, Croatia, North Macedonia
Director
Petra Seliškar
Duration
91’
DOCU/WORLD
Magic Mountain
DOCU/WORLD
Magic Mountain
Year
2023
Country
Georgia, Poland
Directors
Mariam Chachia, Nik Voigt
Duration
74’
DOCU/WORLD
The World According to My Dad
DOCU/WORLD
The World According to My Dad
Year
2023
Country
Czech Republic, Slovakia
Director
Marta Kovářová
Duration
77’
DOCU/WORLD
Bigger Than Trauma
DOCU/WORLD
Bigger Than Trauma
Year
2022
Country
Croatia
Director
Vedrana Pribačić
Duration
90’
DOCU/WORLD