Shock Head Soul

fiction documentary (78 minutes)

this fiction document by director Simon Pummell unveils the life and writings of Daniel Paul Schreber now famous as an ‘Outsider Artist’, in the late 19th century he receives messages from God through a Story Writing Machine as big as the cosmos

Shock Head Soul utilizes Schrebers story to research modern day notions about psychosis, using many film formats; interviews with experts, reconstructed drama and animation

director Simon Pummell
director of photography Reinier van Brummelen
animation | post-production Barend Onneweer

in co-production with Submarine Amsterdam and Hot Property Films (UK)

supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund and the Wellcome Trust (UK)
distribution Cinema Delicatessen (Amsterdam)