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The Man Whose Mind Exploded

  • Director(s):
    Toby Amies
    Producer(s):
    Rob Alexander, Toby Amies, Kat Mansoor
    • United Kingdom
    • 2012
    • 76 min
    • HDCAM 1080/50i
    • English

Drako Zarhazar lives in the here and now. He doesn't have much choice: his anterograde amnesia means he can't create new memories. He's certainly had his share of life's woes -- he's quick to tell you he has survived two comas, two nervous breakdowns and two suicide attempts. Despite past angst, the Drako of the present is cheerful and extroverted, and more than happy to let Toby Amies film him, in all his tattooed, frequently naked glory. His heaving Brighton flat is a phallic-themed art installation, with many mementos of Drako's colourful past. It's also increasingly a health hazard. Over the months, Toby becomes more than documentarian, filling in as both carer and friend. He struggles to keep Drako safe and under the radar from social services in this tender and nuanced portrait of an outsider.

CN

Strands

Queer Screen, Best of British

Official Website:
www.themanwhosemindexploded.com
Festivals:

Credits

Editor:
Jim Scott 
Executive Producer:
Daisy Asquith, Dunstan Bruce 

Director Filmography

  • 2013, Channel 4 Random Acts (The Singing Man)
  • , Channel 4 Random Acts (Dali's Angel)

Contact

Rob Alexander

Producer

Perfectmotion Ltd

rob@perfectmotion.tv

+44 7785223296

www.themanwhosemindexploded.com

Screening

13 Jun 15:45

Showroom 2
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15 Jun 10:30

Library Theatre
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