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Moment of Impact

After only a year of marriage, Pavel Ythjall found himself staring into the eyes of a neurosurgeon who told him point blank. Your wife will be paralyzed, neck down, for life.

A beautiful, heart wrenching story of trauma, love, grace and the meaning of life.

This movie will give you resilience, strength, hope and put your faith back in love and people.

  • Pavel Ythjall
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  • Runtime:
    42 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Honorable Mention
  • Marina del Rey Film Festival General Submission
    Marina Del Rey
    Best TV Documentary
Director Biography - Pavel Ythjall

Pavel Ythjall went to film school at the prestigious University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He graduated with honors.

Pavel directed and served as d.p on hundreds of music videos aired on MTV Europe. He started and co-owned a production company catering to ad agencies in Stockholm, Sweden.

America called. Pavel got contracted to exclusively do photo shoots for AMI (American Media Inc). He renewed the way women was portrayed and earned himself a peace of history by creating a famous series of athletic women in the AMI magazines.

A tragic accident put a temporary stop to everything. Pavel broke his neck and his wife remains paralyzed neck down.

He is now back with best selling book (Amazon) called True Love & Suffering and a documentary "Moment of Impact".

A screenplay based on the book is ready and Pavel is currently seeking financing for the feature film version based on the book.

Pavel is 53 years old and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Katherine Portillo.

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Director Statement

This is my love letter to the strangers that helped us when family did not. This is to show the good in the world. This is a call to action for everyone to be a better human being and in being so helping others and gaining respect and fulfillment.