Fighting for invisible illness and autoimmune disease. Director of Sundance award-winning Unrest and co-creator of Unrest VR. Founder of Shella Films and co-founder of #MEAction. TED Talker.


Unrest is made by an award-winning team and is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Harnisch Foundation, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Fledgling Fund, IFP, and over 2,593 Kickstarter backers. It premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing. In the US, it will be broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in early 2018.

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Unrest VR is an interactive non-fiction experience inspired by Jennifer Brea’s feature documentary Unrest (Sundance 2017 Special Jury Award). An immersive journey into Jen’s experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis, the project contrasts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. When you’re too sick to leave your bed, where do you go?

Unrest VR will premiere in the Virtual Arcade at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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