Hope Frozen


The Team


Director: Pailin Wedel

Co-Creator: Patrick Winn

Executive Producer: Amanda Feldon

DOP: Mark Dobbin, Mark Oltmanns

Editors: Nina Ijas, Dug Moore

In 2015, two-year-old “Einz” became the youngest person in the world to be cryopreserved. Her head and brain now rest in a cryonic tank in Arizona. Before her death, Einz fought cancer bravely. This convinced her parents she was determined to live at any cost. Her father, Sahatorn, a Thai Buddhist an Ph.D.-holding laser scientist, hopes she will one day experience rebirth inside a regenerated body. Matrix is Einz’s 15-year-old brother — a whiz kid who programs circuits in his spare time. The family now wants him to embark on a journey. Matrix is told to travel abroad and meet some of the scientists uncovering breakthroughs that could possibly help revive Einz in the future. The film weaves personal footage of Einz’s life with observational scenes of the family following Einz’s death. It explores the technology used to preserve the human mind as well as the emotional struggle of a loving family— one devoted to reviving their daughter at all costs.