Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Participants Wanted

As a component of the documentary we are working on, we seek to explore some of the common threads young adults with cancer experience. We are currently seeking cancer patients and survivors, aged 18-35, who wouldn't mind being quickly interviewed on camera for the film. If you or someone you know falls in that age range- or they had cancer, particularly a blood cancer, during that age range- please let me know if they'd be willing to share a bit of the experience with us. We are planning to film folks we know in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston, but can work with you if you live elsewhere!

And the announcement of our working titles:

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After receiving survey responses from 63 people (thank you, by the way!) and after careful consideration by the production crew, we decided to adopt two working titles, one for the 10-minute "short" (used for applying for grants and for submission to certain festivals/contests) and one for the full-length documentary.

The title of the short will be: You've Got Cancer

The title of the documentary will be: Bone Dry: A Journey Fighting Leukemia
Keep in mind these are working titles and could change/evolve. But for now, project Bone Dry forges onward!

Thank you to everyone who has donated their time, money, and creativity to this project so far. If you want to learn more about it, you can visit http://globalnarratives.org/documentary.html. By the way, we are in the process of acquiring fiscal sponsorship which will render your future donations tax deductible!

5 comments:

michelle maykin said...

hi erica. I would love to participate in your documentary. I think it's amazing what you are doing! Please let me know how I can help. You can email me through the Project Michelle site. Thanks! Can't wait!!

Love,
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hey Erica!

Do you want people who are survivors only? I have another friend who is battling the same kind of cancer you had (exactly I think) but he is in the hospital in North Carolina right now. Is this the sort of thing you are interested in? Let me know and I will see if he is interested...
Love, Bean

SeanX970 said...

Hi Erica,

My name is Sean Wittbold, you might know my brother Will. Adria told me about your project and I would love to help if I can. I am a bonemarrow transplant survivor and live outside Boston. My e-mail is wittbolds@merrimack.edu if you want to get in touch.

Good luck with everything. I hope to hear from you.

-Sean Wittbold

Raul said...

Interested in a 25-year old kidney cancer survivor? If so, let me know. I'm glad you're doing well, Erica. I still check your blog every day.

- Raul

A Mitchell said...

Hi Erica,

My name is Alison and I live in NYC. A mutual friend forwarded your blog to me. I am 28 and a two-time survivor - 1st time colorectal and 2nd time cervical cancer. I think your project sounds amazing and would love to help out in anyway I can.

Best,
alison

mitchell.alison@gmail.com