Linnea's Brain

Documentary profile of Linnea Herzog, professional neuroscientist and aspiring rock musician. Filmed in Lowell and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Directed and edited by Al Crockett.

  • Al Crockett
  • Linnea Herzog
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Science, Music
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Harvard University Extension School
  • Boston Shorts Film Festival
    United States
    July 12, 2022
    Theater World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • GlobeDocs Film Festival
    United States
    October 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Doc N' Roll Shorts
    United Kingdom
    November 3, 2022
  • SCINEMA International Science Film Festival
    August 1, 2023
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15 Short Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    October 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The Popcorn Roulette Film Festival
    Haverhill, MA
    United States
    September 24, 2022
    Best in New England
  • 180' Berlin Filmfest
    January 12, 2023
    Official Selection
  • New York International Films Infest Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 27, 2022
    Award Winner
  • Screaming Ostrich Film Festival
    United States
    October 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 300 Seconds Short Film Festival
    August 28, 2022
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Gothamite Monthly Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    Best Student Film of the Month December 2021
  • Doc N' Roll Shorts
    United Kingdom
    November 4, 2022
  • Paris Play Film Festival, #29th edition
    Best Documentary, short form
  • London Movie Awards
    United Kingdom
    Best Student Film March 2022
Director Biography - Al Crockett

Born and raised in Massachusetts, in 2008 Al began work as a lecture demonstration technician at Harvard University, dazzling students with live science demonstration experiments. The following year, he discovered the joy of making short videos, using the lecture demos as his main subject. By 2011, he had his first viral YouTube hit with Pendulum Waves, a spellbinding look at a hypnotic wave machine. Ten years later in 2021, he made the award winning short documentary Linnea’s Brain, a profile of a person whose life is tied to two seemingly unalike disciplines and cultures: science and art. In 2022 he wrote, directed, and edited Liz’s Peeps, a romantic comedy about a failed homemade dessert project that turns into a chance at love. At present, Al’s film journey continues, writing, directing, and editing short documentary and narrative projects.

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