The Mandela Effect

Was it the Berenstein Bears or Berenstain Bears? Did Nelson Mandela die in prison in the 1980s or in 2013? Are people remembering things incorrectly or is there something bigger going on? This mockumentary looks at the Mandela Effect and how it affects the people who believe in it

Director’s Vision

As a documentary filmmaker and comedian, I often feel the push-pull between nonfiction and comedy. As a result, I like to try to find ideas that can merge these two passions. Lately, I have noticed a trend amongst documentaries where directors will have people that would certainly not be considered traditional experts, carry the story. A lot of that has to do with the internet and who is the driving force behind what information is being pushed. The standards for who gets to be an expert has changed. I wanted to explore the topic of the Mandela Effect because the people who believe in it are so passionate about the smallest details. If the spelling of Froot Loops got changed, who knows what else is different?