“Derek Tastes of Ear Wax” is a 2004 documentary centered on a strange medical condition known as synaesthesia. Synaesthesia is the medical term for people whose senses become so connected to each other, the person gains incredible abilities similar to a psychic. The film shows how health experts dismissed synaesthesia but as the number of people show symptoms of the disorder, doctors have started to look into synaesthesia more.
Written by Aidan Laverty, Derek Tastes of Ear Wax, the film tells the story of James Wannerton, a pub owner who gets a strong taste of earwax every time he sees one of his regulars, Derek. For another customer, Wannerton always gets a taste of wet nappies. The film reveals that at least one in every one hundred person is afflicted with this mysterious disorder.