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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. 

Meet the extended Hogan family

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.

 

Credits (Click to expand)

Directed, Produced and  Written by
JUDITH PYKE

Producer
MARGARET O’BRIEN

Narrated by
ANN-MARIE MacDONALD

Executive Producers
LOREN MAWHINNEY
MARGARET O’BRIEN

Editor
RAFI SPIVAK

Executive in Charge of Production
PIM VAN DER TOORN

Director of Photography
TODD CRADDOCK

Additional Camera
MARTIN BROWN
STEPHEN TAYLOR
SHAWN VIENS
GEOFF ROGERS
JOSH MOODY

Location Sound
PETER WONSIAK

Additional Location Sound
IAN JONES
KATHRYN HE
PETER KEPKAY

Music Composed by
SCHAUN TOZER

Executive Producer
ADAM MILLER
 Production Manager
ASHLEY TORGIS

Assistant Directors
MARNI SEGAL
DARREN SINCLAIR

Visual Effects and Animation
ROBIN HACKL
SHAWN WALSH
FRANK MCFARLANE
TIZIANA BERETTA
ERIK GRONFELDT
NICK GAUL

Re-recording Mixers
GREG STEWARD
TONY GORT

Sound Designer
TONY GORT

Dialogue Editor
ROGER MORRIS

Colourist
ANDREA DIXON

Assistant Editors
LIAM SHERRIFF
CANDELARIO ANDRADE

Archival  Material
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Special Thanks
TOM WATKINSON
BRIAN SMYTH
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
DR. FREDERICK K. KOZAK
ALISSA COLLINGRIDGE
ATLANTIS WATERSLIDES
TEAM ZAP
CHURCHILL’S LOUNGE AND COFFEE BAR
SCIENCE WORLD AT TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE
MEERA BAINS

Produced  with the participation of

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Film Incentive BC


  

 


Produced by

Entertainment One Television


In association with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

© 2014
Twin Life Productions Inc.
&
Twin Life Productions BC Inc.

For Doc Zone

Packaging Editor
MICHAEL READMAN

Associate Producer
GRIFFIN ONDAATJE

Unit Manager
SIBEL SAUNDERS

Associate Director
PETER LEE

Presentation Producer
DAVID GIDDENS

Production Manager
DAVID WILSON

Senior Manager
WILMA ALEXANDER

Senior Producer
LINDA LAUGHLIN

Executive Producer
Doc Zone
MICHAEL CLAYDON

Executive Director
Documentary Programming
MARK STAROWICZ

 

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