My Beautiful Broken Brain honoured at 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

“When you start a project you’re always hoping that the story you tell will somehow let audiences see a part of life that they’ve never seen before. Lotje Sodderland’s story is one of those. Being nominated for an Emmy® is truly humbling and a testament to her incredible journey”

Sophie Robinson, Head of Documentary & Director, Sunshine


Our first original feature-length documentary, My Beautiful Broken Brain, has been honoured at the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.

A finalist in the Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary category, the Emmy® nod is the latest in a run of awards for My Beautiful Broken Brain, which has so far picked up Best Film at the IFDA and Ahvaz film festivals, alongside the Golden Reel for sound design and composition.

Pushing the boundaries of documentary filmmaking, the Netflix Original documents Lotje Sodderland’s recovery from a life-changing stroke. In the process, My Beautiful Broken Brain demonstrates how the true power of the human spirit shows itself to us at the times we least expect it. Directed by Sophie Robinson (Head of Documentary, Sunshine) and the film’s protagonist Lotje, the documentary was executive produced by Michael Houldey and the legendary David Lynch.

“We are thrilled that Sophie and Lotje have been recognised for their beautiful and important work. At Sunshine we believe in the power of story and stories don't come more powerful than this.”

Kit Hawkins, Founder, Executive Chairman, Sunshine

My Beautiful Broken Brain is available on Netflix in 26 countries.

Read Grace Banks’ interview How British film director Sophie Robinson and Executive Producer, Sunshine Studios turned one young woman’s story of recovery into a work of art here.