7 January 2014
One of the most successful films of the 2013 Brighton Film Festival The Man Whose Mind Exploded is a portrait of local Brighton outsider Drako Zarhazar directed by local film-maker Toby Amies. The film was screened twice during Cinecity due to popular demand following a sell out first show. Zarhazar is a familiar character about town for many, his visually distinctive look may go some way to explain this film’s popularity in attracting local audiences. But it is Amies’ nuanced and sensitive approach to documenting a sufferer of Anterograde Amnesia – whom he also grows to take care of as well as film that captures the heart of the viewer. In a post discussion Q+A with the director and other contributors to the film you can hear more about the nature of filming and how the film and relationship came about.