Shock Head Soul

The Life And Work Of Daniel Paul Schreber

Shock Head Soul looks into the life and work of Daniel Paul Schreber, a German lawyer who, in 1893 at the height of his successful career as judge, received messages from God stating that in order to save the world, he must change into a woman. The film combines documentary with dramatized scenes and animation. With Shock Head Soul, director Simon Pummell forges the next step in what is fast becoming a distinctive and intriguing film repertoire.



Directed and written by: Simon Pummell
Producer: Hot Property & Submarine in association with Illuminations & seriousFilm
Release: 2011
Length: 86 minutes


A Film by: Simon Pummell
With: Professor Paul Williams, Dr. Roger Kennedy, Dr. Clive Robinson, Professor Ian Christie, Mr. Andrea Sabbadini, Professor Eileen Joyce
Featuring: Hugo Koolschijn, Anniek Pheifer, Thom Hoffman, Jochum ten Haaf, Chris Nietvelt
Sound design: Bart Jilesen
Music composed by: Roger Goula
Visual effects supervisor: Barend Onneweer
 Tim Roza
Line producer: Fabie Hulsebos
Production designer: Rosie Stapel
Cinematographer: Reinier van Brummelen
Co-produced by: Marc Thelosen
Executive producer: Keith Griffiths
Produced by: Janine Marmot, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Written and directed: by Simon Pummell

a Hot Property and  Submarine production in association with Illuminations Films in co-production with seriousFilm

This film was supported by The Netherlands Film Fund and an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust with support from Rotterdam Media Fund and the Film Study Center at Harvard University