Seizure the Day

SEIZURE THE DAY follows an aspiring chef, Louisa, as she anticipates a focal resection surgery to remove the part of her brain causing her seizures. Trying to finish a scheduled list of things she would like to do before the surgery, she learns the importance of living life in the moment.

  • Mackenzie Hopfauf
    Being 1 in 26
  • Mackenzie Hopfauf
    Being 1 in 26
  • Jasmine Graham
    Dragons, Dear Diane
  • Mackenzie Hopfauf
  • Maddi Conway
    Key Cast
    She Floats, Wild Geese, The Secret Light of Flowers
  • Kevin Romano
    Key Cast
    Until This Day, Yeah, I Can Cook
  • Tracy Reese
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Z"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Education
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Director Biography - Mackenzie Hopfauf

Mackenzie Hopfauf is a filmmaker and LA based production coordinator. Recent projects include BACHELORETTE 18, HULU's BEST IN DOUGH, and BACHELOR 26. While achieving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mackenzie interned with 371 Productions and UW-Milwaukee’s Student Involvement. Currently, six years seizure-free, Mackenzie has been a national advocate for epilepsy ever since her seizures returned in 2011. She’s spoken to Washington D.C. congressman about government funding for research as well as raised thousands of dollars for the Epilepsy Foundation over the years. She is both blessed and thrilled to blend both of her passions together to uplift underrepresented voices while also entertaining audiences.

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Director Statement

Seizure the Day is a passion project based on my real experience with epilepsy along with families’ stories I’ve met along the way. My hope is you walk away from this film more educated about epilepsy and the importance of living life to the fullest.