Dempsey Rice

The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks is a journey into the mind and work of world-renowned neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks, one of the most compassionate medical minds of our time. Filmmaker Dempsey Rice’s decade of exclusive interviews, and materials from Oliver’s personal archive, combined with animation and cinematic new filming to take this film beyond conventional biography. Structured as a series of interconnected chapters united around thematic ideas, we build a portrait of Oliver as a medical doctor and author whose life is inextricably connected to his work. At the same time, we probe deep into Oliver’s mind to understand how he saw the world, from his excitement when discovering new ideas to the internal questioning that is coupled with creative genius.