About this project
We raised 30k – Patient 13 has been officially Kickstarted !
We are honored, humbled and extremely excited that so many of you are on board with getting this film made. Thank you.
The $30,000 will enable us to follow the upcoming clinical trials at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, as well as document the making of the Islet Sheet in San Francisco and UC Irvine. We’ll cut this additional material into a trailer, essential for our next round of funding through grants and foundations.
Our cameras won’t stop rolling though ! It’s not too late to contribute to more shoots by helping us surpass our goal on Kickstarter. Our co-producer, Tenth Muse Films, is a 501c3, so deductions are tax-deductible.
We are so grateful for your support.
-Team Patient 13
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Patient 13 follows Scott King – scientist, entrepreneur and Type 1 diabetic – at the climax of his 30-year quest to cure diabetes. Working with a team of world-renowned scientists, Scott is battling the odds to bring one of the most dramatic medical discoveries in history to human trial – even if it means experimenting on himself. Will the scientists be Nobel Prize winners or failed visionaries? If Scott succeeds, not only will he cure Type 1 diabetes, he will cure himself.
THE MAN BEHIND THE STORY
Scott has been preparing for this moment for 30 years. Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1977, this scientist and biotech entrepreneur has been on a personal quest to cure the corrosive illness that has affected his eyes, his kidneys, and his nerves. “When I was diagnosed with diabetes I was told I had immediately lost one-third of my life expectancy. Technically I should be dead,” he says. Instead, Scott -- with his motley crew of brilliant doctors and scientists -- is perfecting The Islet Sheet, the device that could change millions of lives forever – including his own. Raising the stakes, Scott will be Patient 13, the 13th person to participate in his own clinical trial.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
All donations are tax deductible
Things are heating up! The time is now to participate in this groundbreaking documentary. This is a critical moment for the film as Scott King and his team are entering into the final phase of research before going to human trial. This means several shoots this fall, including following Scott to Oxford, England, where he will be preparing for the possibility of a human trial in 2013. He and his team will also be going to Groningen, The Netherlands to collaborate with top Dutch scientists. Your support will help us with travel and production expenses and keep us from missing a significant chapter in this unfolding story. In addition, what we shoot this fall will be used as a fundraising reel for the feature length film.
WHY WE NEED TO MAKE THIS FILM
The audience will get a front row seat to a medical breakthrough that, if successful, will affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Life with insulin-dependent diabetes is scary, relentless, and mostly invisible to the outside world. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert food into energy. To survive, patients need daily insulin injections. Anyone who has Type 1 is in a race against time. The results of the Islet Sheet transplant – if it works – are immediate. Patients, including Scott, will go off insulin, some for the first time in their lives.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL
If we don't raise our goal, we don't get anything. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires. Donors pledge the amounts but don't actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. We want to avoid this so please spread the word. Every donation helps! And if you live outside the US, you can still use any major credit card to donate.
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