I SEND YOU THIS PLACE
2012
Full-length Documentary
Trailer
DIRECTED BY ANDREA SISSON & PETE OHS. Written by Andrea Sisson. Music Composed, Performed, Recorded and Arranged by Pete Ohs & Andrea Sisson. World Premiere 2012 FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL.

From LAUREN-EDWARD FILM AND CULTURE STUDIO
*Made possible by the U.S. Fulbright Foundation
*New York Times Review







I SEND YOU THIS PLACE is the debut feature-length documentary from filmmakers Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs. The film was produced with the support of the U.S. Fulbright Foundation and premiered at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The documentary blends fiction and non-fiction to tell the story of a young woman whose encounter with the intense natural beauty of Iceland inspires her to examine her comfortable notions of sanity and insanity and to explore mental illness and family bonds through Iceland's otherworldly terrain. It questions this by simply asking "Can something as natural as the weather be deemed mentally ill?" The island's intensity reminds Andrea of her schizophrenic brother Jacob, a young man who isn’t bound by the conventional standards. “Delusional” thought and “erratic” behavior seem not so different from Andrea’s untamed surroundings in which the wind rants, the clouds are grandiose and the seasons bi-polar.

Part memoir, travelogue, and personal essay, the film tells the story of a wanderlust that sparks an unexpected spiritual transformation - in a place where glaciers are more common than billboards, where inhabitants are known to speak to mountains, where summers bring twenty- four hours of daylight, and winters bring twenty-four hours of darkness. Andrea’s breakthroughs lead her to embrace her own eccentricities, namely, her ADD diagnosis which she comes to view as a gift, not a curse. Led by Pete’s probing questions, Andrea arrives at fresh and startling insights and through the personal tool of documentation presents the island itself as a new model for the study mental health.

"Moves with lovely intuitive rhythms." - NY Times
“Gorgeously shot and made with genuine invention." - Filmmaker Magazine
"Do you know Radiolab? That...was like an episode of Radiolab." - Audience member






OFFICIAL SELECTION
2012 FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

World Premiere

OFFICIAL SELECTION
2012 REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

International Premiere

OFFICIAL SELECTION
2013 VIDEO ART & EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Closing Night Film

THEATRICAL
RERUN THEATER BROOKLYN

Programmed by IFP
LINKS
NY Times Review
25 New Faces of Independent Film
Filmmaker Magazine Interview
Cinespect Feature
Reykjavík Grapevine
DocChannel Interview
VAEFF Post-screening Q&A
TEDx Talk

Press Kit
Film stills for PRINT
Film stills for WEB

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For screening inquiries, contact: we@laurenedward.com