FOCUS PRODUCTIONS – the award-winning Science and History producers

Brainman (aka The Boy with the Incredible Brain)

BAFTA Nominated and winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Documentary, Ace Documentary Award in the USA

This stunning film explores an unusual form of human intelligence which still baffles scientists: the autistic savant, ie people who have phenomenal and inexplicable mental gifts, whilst often suffering from mental retardation and autism. Classically portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Rainman by Dustin Hoffman, this film explores the extraordinary mental talents of British savant Daniel Tammet.