Brain on Fire (Tom Calahan) – 2017

Based on, “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”, New York Times Bestselling autobiography of Susannah Calahan’s experiences suffering from a rare auto-immune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis which led to a period of hospitalisation after several misdiagnoses. The movie was shown at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival where it received mixed reviews. It did not receive a wide release and was produced as a DVD in Hungary in 2017 but has not had a wide release.



Production Details


Chloë Grace Moretz – Susannah Calahan

Thomas Mann – Stephen Grywalski

Richard Armitage – Tom Calahan



Foundation Features, Blank Page Productions, Broad Green Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions


Gerard Barrett




Gerard Barrett (screenplay)

Susannah Calahan (memoir)