The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks

The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks

Directed by Dempsey Rice


Science, Biography, Arts, and Human Interest

The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks is a journey into the mind and work of world-renowned neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks, one of the most compassionate medical minds of our time. Filmmaker Dempsey Rice’s decade of exclusive interviews and Oliver’s self-made private recordings combine with animation, archival material (including Oliver’s own never before seen photographs), and cinematic new filming, to take this film beyond conventional biography. Structured as a series of interconnected chapters united around thematic ideas, we build a portrait of Oliver as a medical doctor and author whose life is inextricably connected to his work. At the same time, we are also probing deep into Oliver’s mind to understand how he saw the world, from his excitement when discovering new ideas to the self-doubt and insecurity that is coupled with creative genius.

in post-production


Production Details

Prod. Co.
Biophilia Films LLC
United States
Prod. Partners
Lori Cheatle, Hard Working Movies Al Morrow, Met Films

Distribution Details



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