A Cure For Fear

A Cure For Fear

Neuroscientist Dr. Merel Kindt has discovered a cure for phobias using common medication. It's a brief but intense exposure to the patient's fear, followed by taking a single pill. 24 hours later, the fear is gone. From animal phobias to PTSD, the potential impact is both profound and dazzlingly complex. A CURE FOR FEAR goes inside Dr. Kindt's radical treatments as she explores the ethically treacherous grounds of curing our most human ailment.

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Lana Wilson



Showrunner: Lana Wilson
Director: Lana Wilson
Executive Producer: Diane L. Max, Topic Studios
Producer: Shrihari Sathe, Lana Wilson
Cinematographer: Emily Topper
Editor: Greg O’Toole
Music: Nathan Michel
Principal Cast: Dr. Merel Kindt
Additional Credits: Sound Re-recording Mixer: Paul Hsu, Assistant Sound Editors: Ja-Ann Wang, Jiho Kim, Colorist: Joseph Mastantuono, DI Supervisor: Pierce Varous, Nice Dissolve, Additional Editing: David Osit, Assistant Editors: Nikita Liamzine, Eric Schuman, Location Sound Mixing: Lana Wilson, Associate Producer: Julia Schellekens, Research: Margaux Sax, Eline Schellekens, Additional Sound: Justin Schellekens


Public Film Contact
Shrihari Sathe
Drifting Cloud Productions
Publicity Contact
Jeannie Kedas
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Episodic Pilot Competition
Screening Format: Episodic
Country: ["Netherlands", "United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 14:07 mins