Detailed Synopsis

He barks, spits, and shakes. He can’t help it.

He’s also witty, funny, and brilliant.

Duncan McKinlay has Tourette Syndrome. At age 7 he noticed what he called a devil in his head. It made his life hell. His parents thought he was delinquent.. His classmates were sure he was nuts. He says the boss inside him who would normally control his strange urges had gone on a permanent coffee break. In his teens, it wasn’t a question of whether to kill himself, but when.

At 19 he was finally diagnosed. He focused everything he had on researching TS. It’s now his life path. He’s come to understand all his strange ticks are release triggers for the high energy charging through him. At 27 he’s a virtuoso at channelling this energy. He’s almost finished a Doctorate in psychology. He’s in nationwide demand for his workshops that enlighten, entertain and boost the spirits of the 100,000 across Canada who have Tourette’s.

Life’s a Twitch takes us on a quirky ride into Duncan’s world. Where he polishes a hearse for two days outside the gothic mansion funeral parlour that was his home. Where he endlessly builds and demolishes cities of Lego. Where he moves like Elvis belting out songs that turn his nightmare into a celebration.