Brent Hoff | 15 min | USA | 2012
WINNER: 2012 NATURE SCIENTIFIC MERIT AWARD, 5th ANNUAL ISFF
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Because “Love is a feeling you have for someone you have feelings about.” In order to find out if it’s possible for one person to love more than another Brent Hoff teamed up with neuroscientists at Stanford University to test seven contestants’ ability to love using an fMRI to monitor brain activity while the contestants focused on loving thoughts.
Production Credits: Director: Brent Hoff
Producer: Malcolm Pullinger
Camera: Mo Gorjestani & Ryan Greeley
Editor: Malcolm Pullinger
Music: The Pauses (Nathan Chase, Jason Kupfer, Tierney Tough)
Scientific Director: Dr. Melina Uncapher
Brent Hoff is a writer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Wholphin DVD where he films drunk bees, crying competitions, and illegal trans-border volleyball matches. Before that he authored a book on pandemic disease transmission, made TV at The Daily Show, VH1, and Nickelodeon, and wrote articles about squid. His short “Walleyball” was chosen as part of TED’s Pangea Day and his feature script “El Diablo Rojo” was recently awarded a Tribeca Sloan grant as well as the 2011 FIND film grant. His feature on the last days of Ol’ Dirty Bastard is currently in production.