Kalina Bertin

Kalina Bertin

Canada

Biography

After completing her degree in film production in Montreal, filmmaker Kalina Bertin quickly realized that if she didn’t set out to understand the mental illness in her family it would destroy her. This process gave birth to her compelling documentary film MANIC, which explores the legacy of bipolar disorder in her family. Aiming to build empathy and awareness toward such a complex condition, she currently is directing a virtual reality experience which will enable the viewer to explore the world of manic-depression from within. Kalina presented this project in development at the MIT Open Documentary lab and at MUTEK’s Atelier Grand Nord VR. MANIC and MANICVR are both produced by EyeSteelFilm, a two-time Emmy award winning production company based in Montreal.

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