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Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body reveals a year in the life of the astonishing Hogan sisters -- the only known twins who doctors suspect can see what the other sees, and feel what the other feels. Their family believes they can also taste what the other tastes. As craniopagus twins, 7 year old Tatiana and Krista are the only people in the world known to share a neural bridge between their thalamus - a part of the brain involved in the regulation of consciousness along with sensory and motor signals. At birth the twins where given a 20% chance of survival. But the girls continue to defy the odds and confound doctors today, moving beyond developmental milestones once thought impossible for them.
Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body explores the mystery of Tatiana and Krista’s connection. It reveals the hopes and dreams, hard decisions, daily challenges and personal triumphs of the Hogan twins and their family. With incredible access to their world, viewers experience important milestones in Tatiana and Krista’s lives and gain insight into what it might be like to navigate the future under such extraordinary circumstances.
Shot over the course of 2013, Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body is character and science driven and structured around key events in the twins' year. These include a medical trip to Vancouver, a first ever trip to the waterslides in Vernon, BC, the beginning of grade two, Halloween, and Tatiana and Krista’s seventh birthday party. Ann-Marie MacDonald navigates us seamlessly through difficult and joyful times that feature beautiful cinematography. The program uses select CGI (based on Tatiana and Krista’s Functional MRI’s) when dealing with the science of the twins’ medical condition. As Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body reveals, Tatiana and Krista’s unusual connection has the potential to reveal fascinating aspects regarding consciousness, character, and empathy.
Directed, Produced and Written by
Executive in Charge of Production
PIM VAN DER TOORN
Director of Photography
Additional Location Sound
Music Composed by
Visual Effects and Animation
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
DR. FREDERICK K. KOZAK
CHURCHILL’S LOUNGE AND COFFEE BAR
SCIENCE WORLD AT TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE
Produced with the participation of
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Film Incentive BC
Entertainment One Television
In association with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Twin Life Productions Inc.
Twin Life Productions BC Inc.
For Doc Zone