Reviews and Festivals
"RECOMMENDED. In this inspiring program, Logan answers questions from an offscreen interviewer as he paints, drives, cooks, and manages his life. Logan documents his struggles in a series of self-portraits, and in painfully honest commentary, he talks about his relationships with his father, his mother, and his sister...This is a realistic, honest examination of a family facing a rare disorder with rare courage."
"Highly Recommended. An absolutely beautiful film about hope and a family, who in the face of adversity, show such strength and determination it will be inspiring to all who watch this film...Truly a heartwarming story with an important lesson. Life isn't always what we expect it to be. Special needs means a different approach to everyday tasks."
-Educational Media Reviews Online
"That rare documentary that not only allows the viewer to empathize and learn from a sensitive portrayal of its subject but also empowers that subject by allowing him to describe his world in a disarmingly unabashed light. By navigating the subject's world with him in such a raw, real way, Logan's Syndrome shows us that the only victims are those who underestimate the resiliency of the human spirit"
"Not just another documentary. Provides a frank, behind-the-scenes look at a young man who has disabilities but he is much more than his disabilities...Brutal in its honesty, but this only prepares the viewer for an uplifting message of perseverance and hope. Many lessons here for healthcare providers, and for all who care about their fellow human beings."
-Dr. Lynn Jorde, PhD, Executive Director of the Utah Genome Project
"In Logan's Syndrome, we walk in Logan's shoes -- a journey of courage, persistence, love frustrations and sadness. Logan shares his most personal thoughts as he's struggled to find hope, success and solace. Superb!"
-Kathie Miller, Mark and Kathie Miller Foundation
"Important to watch...A reminder to dig a little deeper, incorporate nuance, and find out what the subject of the story would like to portray"
-Julie Kiefer, PhD, Manager, Science Communications, University of Utah Health
"Logan's Syndrome is a deep dive into the wonders of Autism and is often a magical journey"
-Jeff Feuerzeig, Sundance Award-Nominated Director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston
"A fascinating story...Provides an intimate portrait of Madsen's life with Miller syndrome"
Screened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Best Documentary, Carmel International Film Festival
Carmel International Film Festival