distribution, screenings, publicity.


* “A Spark of Nerve” can be streamed as a one week rental on vimeo.com. Click here to start streaming the film.

* “A Spark of Nerve” is now available for broadcast on select Public Television stations starting January 2019. Each station will schedule at a different date and time. Please check our Facebook page for schedules as we receive them.


“A Spark of Nerve” was named Best Documentary Overall Grand Jury Winner at the 2nd Los Angeles World International Film Festival. Our film screened Tuesday, October 25th 2016 at the Crest Westwood Theater.

“A Spark of Nerve” screened at the 2016 Carmel International Film Festival Saturday, October 22nd. We are on page 89 of the film festival catalog.

The Carmel festival has amazing parties and people, besides the films. Tim, Kristian Bruun, Linda

“A Spark of Nerve” screens at the 2016 Global Public Health Film Festival in Denver, which is part of the American Public Health Association 2016 conference. Our film shows Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:30AM.

* “A Spark of Nerve” screened at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival March 27th, 2016.

The world premiere of “A Spark of Nerve” was at the St. Louis International Film Festival November 9th, 2015 at the Tivoli Theatre. Filmmakers Linda and Tim Schaller attended with their daughter Loren and composer Fred Story.

(from left) Loren, Linda, Fred, Tim, Dr. Susan Mackinnon


* “Spark of Nerve Documentary Chronicles Girl Saved by Carnegie Hero” is an article in the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission March 2018 newsletter.

CBS St. Louis station KMOX-AM interviewed Producer/Director Linda Schaller and Dr. Susan Mackinnon on November 9th.

* November 3rd, 2015 - St. Louis public radio station KWMU interviewed Dr. Susan Mackinnon about her surgeries and the documentary. The listen button is half-way down the page. news.stlpublicradio.org

* In the September 2015 issue this San Francisco neighborhood newspaper has a story update on Loren Schaller and our documentary. It’s on page nine.