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LymeLight is a documentary film based on the story of professional freeskier Angeli VanLaanen living with Lyme Disease.
LymeLight is a documentary film based on the story of professional freeskier Angeli VanLaanen living with Lyme Disease.
152 backers pledged $18,330 to help bring this project to life.

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LymeLight Released Online For Free Viewing

Hello Backers of LymeLight,

This time last year we were releasing the Kickstarter fundraiser for LymeLight. Today, we present you with the finished product!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for every one of your donations. You are each a part of this film. The generosity you've shown will touch the lives of many and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in this project.

Neu Productions and I are proud to present, "LymeLight The Story of Professional Freeskier Angeli VanLaanen Living with Lyme Disease."

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That's A Wrap!

"Sharing the deepest parts of ourselves can be terrifying yet so very rewarding."

LymeLight has been sent off to Hollywood for sound and color detail. We will be premiering the film early May, 2013. Stay tuned for information on where and when it will be released. 

I want to thank each and every one of you again for supporting this project. I am so very excited to share LymeLight with you and the world! 

Cheers to a successful Lyme awareness project,

Angeli VanLaanen

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LymeLight Extends Filming To Capture The Comeback.

Hello All,

I am excited to announce that filming for LymeLight has been extended to include my comeback to Professional Freeskiing.

After recovering from Lyme Disease in March 2012, I spent the spring and summer months building strength and endurance back up. With the support of my sponsors, in September 2012 I traveled to New Zealand to compete in my first Halfpipe contest in 3 years. At the New Zealand Open I placed 2nd, solidifying my return to the sport that I've missed so terribly. 

Link to my blog update from NZ:

To kick off the North American winter competition season I placed 3rd at the North Face Open Halfpipe event at Copper Mountain, CO. And then competed in the Dew Tour Breckenridge Halfpipe event the very next week. Neu Production's John Roderick was there to capture the excitement.

Qualifying day from The North Face Open at Copper:

Finals day from The North Face Open at Copper:

We will be filming throughout the 2013 competition season, as I go for my dream of making the US Olympic Halfpipe Team for Sochi, Russia 2014. 

We plan to release LymeLight during Lyme awareness month, May 2013. Stay tuned for updates as the winter comes to a close.

For updates on my competition season, check out my blog:

Happy Holidays and may the new year bring great joy and abundance.


LymeLight is FUNDED!

LymeLight is funded thanks to you! 

Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel towards each and every one of you. Thank you for believing in this project, donating what you could and spreading the word. Lyme Disease Awareness Month/May 2012 was a huge success because of people like you. We have made a monumental impact already by spreading Lyme Disease awareness in our communities. 

The wheels are in motion to finish LymeLight. Check back here for updates and info about release dates, events and the status of the film. We are aiming to release in Fall of 2012. 

With Gratitude,


Week 1 NEWS

One week in and I am happy to report we are over 25% of the way to funding the completion of LymeLight!

Over the week our story has been picked up by 3 more freeskiing media outlets. Check out the LymeLight articles in Skiing Magazine, Powder Magazine and Grind TV.

A huge THANKS to everyone who pledged! Please continue to share and spread the word about LymeLight. The momentum we have created is contagious, so let's keep it going!

With gratitude,