The Work Tree

We started production on the documentary film titled 'How I Live' in 2015. The film follows the journeys of four children with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Myanmar and Egypt. Following them from diagnosis through treatment, the complex issues facing patients, families and healthcare providers emerge. The film documents the difficulties not only of cancer treatment but also the physical and geographic obstacles to accessing care and how these can be the most daunting to overcome.

 

During our production of the feature length documentary film, our team kept our eyes peeled for other opportunities for content that we thought had the potential to become separate films discussing topics raised in the feature film. Much more than just cut downs of the main film, or snappy marketing cuts to drive traffic for distribution, our content team was able to produce full stories from unused footage and interviews, paired with finalized footage from the main film to tell unique stories of diferent character arch  connected topics. make for alternative stories to bear.

The Main Film

'How I Live'

90 Minute Documentary Feature

90 Minute film

Format: 

90 Minute Feature Length Documentary Film

20 Minute Version

Format: 

20 Minute Short Film

We created this version of the documentary film to support medical and healthcare screenings at conferences, symposiums and in class presentations.

Screened as part of UN General Assembly in 2018. Screening in the following hospitals and conferences in 13 different countries.

Nurse Enyo

Format: 

5 Minute Short Film

Follow Enyo, a pediatric oncology nurse in Ghana as she candidly navigates treatment for her patients and their families. 

El luchador

Format: 

25 Minute Short Film

A film focussing on one families critical decision to keep fighting for their child. Set in the Guatemalan high lands, this intimate family portrait explores the depth of one families connection.

clear as day

Format: 

15 minute Short Film

How do you tackle a global health problem that’s largely treatable, but the tools to diagnose it can’t reach its victims? Maybe an app is the answer.

We created a short film around one App development that might help the world identify this life-threatening disease and save the lives of children throughout the developing world using a smart phone.

Client: Independent Documentary Film

Format: Short Film

Role: Pre-Production, Ideation, Creative, Production and Post Production 

How do you tackle a global health problem that’s largely treatable, but the tools to diagnose it can’t reach its victims? Maybe an app is the answer. Meet Nitin Shrivastava, an M.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School who’s using a free app called CRADLE to diagnose Retinoblastoma in the rural areas of Guatemala. Children here with this pediatric cancer of the eye are too young to complain of their symptoms and the ophthalmoscope traditionally used to diagnose the disease is a scarce resource. Could this app change the way physicians and families around the world identify this life-threatening disease? Could this app change the way physicians around the world identify this life-threatening disease and save the lives of children throughout the developing world?

* Clear As Day was one of the three winners in the Innovations in Global Health category in the CUGH Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition 2016.

* Clear As Day is also a Finalist (Impact Video: Innovation Category) in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2017.

Op-Doc Independent Healthcare Projects

Client: Independent Documentary Film

Format: Feature Length Documentary Film

Role: Pre-Production, Ideation, Creative, Production and Post Production 

'How I Live' follows the journeys of four children with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Myanmar and Egypt. Following them from diagnosis through treatment, the complex issues facing patients, families and healthcare providers emerge. The film documents the difficulties not only of cancer treatment but also the physical and geographic obstacles to accessing care and how these can be the most daunting to overcome.

 

We meet the healthcare teams who know and understand what those challenges look like for families of children with cancer and are working to provide quality care to their patients in the face of adverse conditions. Weaving together four years of filming and stories from disparate corners of the globe, the film is a composite of: the power of parents’ love, children’s courage, and what is possible when a community is dedicated to treating and someday curing childhood cancer.

Film Website: www.howIlivewithcancer.com

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