Electric Malady

Film phase:Completed


Director Marie Lidén grew up with a mother who suffered from an illness that the world did not recognize—Electrosensitivity. Years later, in a technologically advanced world, Marie gives a poignant account of the lives of two electrosensitives: William, a 41-year-old Swedish man, and Tyler, a 13-year-old Canadian boy. Using Marie’s own family story as a thread, the film explores William and Tyler’s isolated worlds and their families’ unrelenting commitment to help their children.

Electric Malady participated in the 2018 (Egg)celerator Lab.


Writer/Director Marie Lidén is a Swedish-born filmmaker and animator based in Glasgow, Scotland. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a degree in animation, she went on to direct music videos, shorts, and animations before focusing her practice on documentaries. Since then she has built a strong portfolio, working on over 10 independent and broadcast commissions. She is currently developing two international feature documentaries: Electric Malady (Aconite Productions) and Girls Of Cults (The Forest Of Black).