New multimedia project A Life Electric joins the fight to bring epilepsy out of the shadows in 2019

//New multimedia project A Life Electric joins the fight to bring epilepsy out of the shadows in 2019

To coincide with International Epilepsy Day, Scottish production company Storm Features today launched an experimental online magazine called A Life Electric.

For the past year a Scottish visual journalist has been collecting stories about epilepsy inspired by the death of his brother to the illness.

Fraser Morton, 36, from Edinburgh, has traveled to India, Indonesia, Australia and has found stories as far afield as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mongolia, San Francisco, as well as in the United Kingdom.

His brother Blair died aged 19 due to Sudden Unexpected Death By Epilepsy (SUDEP), a condition where no other cause of death can be found, so a fatal epilepsy seizure is suspected.

In the UK, 21 people each week die from the condition.

Morton has launched an experimental online magazine exploring epilepsy and is currently producing a feature documentary to tell the contrasting stories of people living with epilepsy in 2019.

The project is called A Life Electric and comprises of an online magazine with documentary film and book of the same name. The self-funded online magazine A Life Electric can be viewed here www.alifeelectric.org

 

 

2019-02-11T18:22:26+00:00February 11th, 2019|