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Felix Massie animates Professor Edward Bullmore’s ‘The Inflamed Mind’

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Nexus StudiosFelix Massie has created a short hand-drawn animated film to accompany the publication of The Inflamed Mind by Professor Edward Bullmore, Head of Neuroscience at Cambridge University.
In the book, Professor Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science linking depression and inflammation of the body and brain and how we could start to get to grips with depression and other mental health issues more effectively in the future.

Felix’s film takes us on a journey inside the immune system and brain to represent a whole new way of looking at how mind, brain and body all work together in a sometimes misguided effort to help us survive a hostile world.
Communicating complicated ideas in an accurate but simplified way was a key challenge on the project.
Writing the script based on his book and notes was a challenge. Last time I wrote something for a University Professor it didn’t go very well and that definitely wasn’t at Cambridge either. It was a great chance to do some expressive, drawn animation that moves in a fun way – for a surprising subject. I don’t think there will be many other films about Neuroscience like it! I am a big fan of the Numbskulls from The Beano so it was fun to get to draw inside the body.
-Felix Massie
The film is online at

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