"Thanks to my Cancer" is creative film where the most unusual ways are used to make you realize that Surviving is about Fighting. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 17, 2012.
About this project
What Zombies, Kung Fu Fighter, funny animations and Cancer Survivors have in common?
They are all an important part of the Documentary “Thanks to my Cancer”. This creative feature-length documentary is about the lives of cancer patients who have been able to beat the odds of their prognosis. The Director Use Different unconventional and fun technics to provide you this great and useful information. You will see: The Zombie survivor who took a chance and manage to survive. The Kung Fu warrior who succeed against his enemies because his mental strength and training. The real life patients and their amazing histories.
What are we doing?
We want to show the stories of survival on these individuals who have been able to overcome the obstacle of being told your facing “imminent death.” We also want to provide an inside look on their lives today and how there diagnosis has changed their lives for a life of success.
How are we going to do it?
In order to portray these stories we will be using a collage of stock footage, animations, reenactments, innovated short sequences and patient interviews. We want to share a message to all of hope that cancer can be beaten no matter how hopeless your diagnosis and prognosis is.
Words from the Director.
I was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare type of Brain Cancer called Diffused Pontine Glioma. The prognosis that was given to me for this type of cancer was from 6 months to 2 years. Even though I was given such a gloomy diagnosis and prognosis, I am still here. Not only am I still here but I also went from being a high-grade tumor to a low-grade level tumor. Talk about beating the odds!
Why are we doing this documentary?
I remember when I was diagnosed; I spent two days straight looking for stories and people who have survived no matter how bad the diagnosis with no avail to my search. I was looking so desperately for a window of hope that never came but my will to live was stronger and here I am today.
-Editing and Organizing raw footage
-Color correction services
-Licensing sound track
-Field equipment (Film and Sound)
-Martial Art stun coordinator
-Legal fee and copyrights.
-Travel to Cancer interview locations
-Make up artist
How are we going to send out this message?
We are planning to have screenings in Colorado and Pennsylvania by 2013. After this we are going to be taking this film to many different art houses theaters and independent theaters around the U.S, especially locations near cancer centers and provide free admission to cancer patients.
We will work to have this film distributed to video on demand (VOD)
platforms. We want to be able to reach everyone who needs it. This plan
can only be accomplished with your help.
There are different ways you can help us:
1-Donate (every dollar count).
2-Share, (Facebook, Social Media, e-mail)
3-Word of mouth (tell your friends and family about this page).
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (30 days)