Living with Lyme Disease
Living with Lyme Disease
Documentary on how Lyme disease has destroyed people's lives. Now they have a fight on their hands to get their lives back.
Documentary on how Lyme disease has destroyed people's lives. Now they have a fight on their hands to get their lives back. Read more
About this project
There has never been a more underestimated medical condition by the medical profession than Lyme disease.
The common denominator that connects so many patients is the way have been misdiagnosed with this disease.
The frustration of delay after delay in waiting for results back from blood tests that are at best unreliable for lyme disease giving rise to the lack of confidence in an inapt procedure further alienating lyme patients from their doctors.
This documentary is looking for answers from people who are suffering from this debilitating disease, from doctors who treat lyme disease, from health officials who's responsibility is to protect the health of its people, from wildlife professional who have given their scientific evidence, from national parks and the lack of awareness campaigns and county councils who worry about the impact on tourism.
This is one documentary they don't want you to see, so lets make sure it gets finished.
WHY SUPPORT THIS FILM?
The story needs to be told and answers need to be given.
I promise you: 'Living with Lyme Disease' story is not only unmissable. It’s absolutely unforgettable.
WHAT IS LYME DISEASE?
A form of arthritis caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
Origin 1970s: named after Lyme, a town in Connecticut, US, where an outbreak occurred.
After my father a wildlife cameraman contracted Lyme disease from a deer tick a few years ago, I watched him struggle ever since looking for help, looking for answers and doctors telling him they had no idea what was the cause of his illness.
His GP played around with different solutions,fiber myology, polymyology, rheumatoid arthritis, for over a year and a half before he was sent to a Rheumatologist were after 42 blood tests and CT scans and MRI's was told they had no idea what was the problem.
After some research I made contact with a infectious disease lab in Germany and had my fathers bloods sent there within a week he was diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Even with a diagnoses now in his hand, his GP was not sure what to do, so we contacted the lab in Germany again and they were so kind to send a list of antibiotics and a therapy plan. My father is still on medication.
CONTRIBUTION is vital to the film being made.
Some of the hard costs of the film include:
- Camera equipment
- Sound & Colour mix
- Music composition
Once our funding goal has been reached, any additional contributions will increase the production value of the film, offset post-production costs and cover festival submission fees.
Six years’ experience as a Freelance Camera operator & Editor for independent production companies. I am self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, communication, production and post production skills who enjoys the challenge of taking an idea from inception through production.
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Risks and challenges
If we achieve our funding goal our main challenge will be finding a broadcaster or distributor who can ensure that the film has as wide an audience as possible. However, we have developed successful projects in the past and therefore have a comprehensive network of contacts who will facilitate us in making 'Living with Lyme Disease' a success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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