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)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
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
A Colombian Family
DOCU/WORLD
A Colombian Family
Year
2020
Country
Denmark
Director
Tanja Wol Sørensen
Duration
80’
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
DOCU/WORLD
Petit Tom
Year
2020
Country
Canada
Director
André-Line Beauparlant
Duration
100’
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
DOCU/WORLD
Taming the Garden
Year
2021
Country
Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Director
Salomé Jashi
Duration
90’
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
DOCU/WORLD
There Will Be No More Night
Year
2020
Country
France
Director
Éléonore Weber
Duration
76’
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
DOCU/WORLD
This Rain Will Never Stop
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
Director
Alina Gorlova
Duration
103’
DOCU/WORLD