Synesthesia is an animation/documentary that explores the brains and experiences of those with synesthesia. A neuro-cognitive phenomenon when one or more senses are blended together. A world where one can taste a color, see a sound, where music can smell like seaweed, and the letter A is undeniably fire engine red. Through interviews, animation, music and sound design, Synesthesia gives us a peek into the multisensory experiences that are created in the pathways of the brain.
Aisling Chin-Yee is a producer, director and partner at Prospector Films based in Montreal. She produced the award winning feature films, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, (TIFF Top 10), Last Woman Standing (Hot Docs), Sorry, Rabbi (TIFF), and Three Mothers (AFF), and The Saver. In 2014 she wrote and directed the short film Sound Asleep (Marche du Films, Festival de Cannes), directed her documentary Synesthesia and Five Stories in 2015. She is currently in development on several features and documentaries including 10 000 Happiness, I Believe in You, and A Rare Earth.
I have colour – number – letter synaesthesia. It is interesting that in the video you mention that everyone has syneasthesia. I have come to that conclusion myself. I also think that, to a certain extent, synaesthesic-like ability can be learnt. I have written an article on my experiences and ideas on my website http://www.mike-holden.org.uk/ . Click on the Consciousness tab and the article is called Synaesthesia. I hope you find it interesting. Any feedback would be appreciated.