"Mind Over Matter" is a documentary that follows the story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy. The condition can affect individuals in a multitude of ways and can limit their lives in terms of what they can and can not do. Mendenhall had difficulty controlling his hand motions, but he never let that stop him. "Mind Over Matter" shows how hard he worked to rehabilitate his hand and with the help of the band Korn, he was able to form his own rock band, The Mendenhall Experiment. The band released their debut EP in May 2017.
"Mind Over Matter" is directed by Sebastien Paquet, former Korn tour manager, who also worked on "Wounded Warriors" and "Korn and the Prodigy Son." The film premiered at the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York this past week. "The festival is the largest in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities." You can learn more about the ReelAbilities Film Festival by clicking HERE. You can also check out some of what James “Munky” Shaffer of Korn said about the experience by clicking HERE.
Check out the trailer for "Mind Over Matter" below and look for it to be released nationwide, soon!
MIND OVER MATTER Dir. Sébastien Paquet 87 min, USA, Documentary NY PREMIERE A young man with Cerebral Palsy battles through a paralyzed left hand, bullies, and stereotypes to defy the odds and make it as a rock guitarist.