Becoming Superhuman (Catalyst)

Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen promised 13 year-old Riley Saban, who lives with severe cerebral palsy, that he will invent a device to help Riley achieve the impossible with cutting-edge technology. Jordan’s aim is for Riley to have ‘telekinetic control’ – the ability to independently take control of the technology in his environment using only his eyes – through a headband that will respond to Riley’s eye movements. Is the day when technology gives our biology superhuman powers closer than we think?


This program has recently won an impressive list of Australian and International TV program awards and has been chosen for a range of Film Festivals:

Winner 2016 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Award Best Factual Television series Australia

Winner Gold award for NSW ACS awards Australia

Winner Best Documentary 2017 Picture This International Disability Film Festival, Canada.

Winner Gold REMI Award 50th Annual International Independent Film Festival, WorldFest, USA.

Winner 2017 ROCKIE Award Best Science and Technology, BANFF World Media Festival, Canada.

Winner Australian Museum Department of Industry, Innovation and Science EUREKA Prize for Science Journalism

Official Selection SUPER GEEK Film Festival Forida Supercon USA

Official Selection SCINEMA International Science Festival, Australia

Official Selection ASSIM VIVEMOS International Disability Film Festival, Brazil

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