The edge of dreaming

Director: Amy Hardie
Running time: 73 ’ - UK, Scotland, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

A documentary director/producer with several international awards, Amy Hardie graduated from the National Film and Television School with the BP Expo award for best UK graduation film. She set up the Scottish Documentary Institute in 2004 with Noe Mendelle, and Docspace, dedicated to increasing an audience for serious documentaries.

Her film-making has been supported with a Creative Scotland Award, English Arts Council bursaries, Scottish Screen, and the European Media Funds, as well as commissions from BBC, Ch4, STV and Borders TV .



Contact Director
 
Amie Hardie
E-mail: a.hardie@eca.ac.uk


Festival-Screenings-Awards
 
 

Scinema, Best Short, Sydney

 

International Science Short, Tromso

 

Creative Scotland

 

Joris Ivens International NOS



Filmography
 
2009 THE EDGE OF DREAMING
2009 VISION FOR THE FUTURE: STEM CELL REVOLUTION
2009 ALL WE
2008 IPS film
2006 A STEM CELL STORY/Cell Culture 
2006 CONVERSATIONS
2004 BRIDGING THE GAP  5 documentary
2002 A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DYING

Director: Amy Hardie

 

Camera: Amy Hardie, Ian Dodds, HArdie Family

 

Animation: Cameron Duguid

 

Sound:  Gunnar Oskarsson, Paul MCFadden

 

Editor: Ling Lee, Colin Monie, Michael Culyba

 

Composer: Jim Sutherland

 

 

 


Synopsis
 

This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not normally remember her dreams. Until she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48. The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains. The final confrontation, going back into her dream with the help of a shaman, reveals a surprising twist to the tale.



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Director’s Statement
 

“I make science films for a living and I don’t normally remember my dreams. Except that my dream of my horse’s death was literally true. And this was followed by my two more dreams, warning me that I would die this year, and then showing me how I would die.
I began filming my children after my lungs collapsed. I wanted to get the whole year in record. I didn’t tell my two girls, because I didn’t want them scared. Nevertheless my youngest daughter came home and read my palm, announcing cheerily that my life line was short and that I would “have a happy life, but a short one” .
I met with neuroscientist Mark Solms, who took me through what happens in the dreaming brain, and what he thought could be happening to me.
I realised, with only a month to go, I was really in danger – and that I had to get back inside my dream in order to change the dream.”