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What about ME?- documentary

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Jenny, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny Senior Member

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    Just received the email below. Haven't a clue what it's about, and can't download the video.

    Anyone know anything?

    Jenny

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    Hello there

    you may think that we have stopped work on our documentary on ME as it
    has taken a while to reach this point, however to the contrary, we are
    now picking up the pace. These films take a long time to get off the
    ground, such is the nature of the beast, but the path is opening up
    and to start it off we have the new website which you can find here,on
    the film named named WHAT ABOUT ME? www.whataboutme.biz
    This is where we plan to start increasing information as we go, if you
    remain interested please keep the link. Apologies to anyone whose
    emails have not been returned or if you haven't been updated, we had
    to get this far to be able to keep in contact via the site.
    Please visit when you can to keep up with the progress. Those of you
    who have offered to be interviewed for the doc, or to be involved in
    some way, we haven't forgotten , but it would be good to reconfirm to
    us , as there is a lot of information, and some of it does get lost
    between the cracks!
    I will be off to the US shortly for further meetings towards the
    film.If anyone knows of any funding bodies here or in theUS, who may
    be interested in helping with the production please let me know. Of
    course we are approaching a lot of possible sources anyway, but you
    never know there may be that big one out there, that we don't know
    about!
    Please feel free to circulate the link to any parties that you think
    would be interested.

    All for now and thank you for your interest.

    Very best wishes

    Susan
    Susan Douglas
    susan@digitaldocumentaries.co.uk

    Producer
    Double D Productions
    1st Floor
    57 Poland St
    London W1F 7NW
    Ph : 44 (0) 203 214 0091
    M: 44 (0) 7792459362
    www.digitaldocumentaries.co.uk
  2. froufox

    froufox Senior Member

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    Hi Jenny

    I was just about to post about this too. It is a feature length documentary about ME...I had not heard about it before now either but looks like a film production company based in London has put it together and it is still currently in development as they need more funding. You have to download the latest version of Quick Time Player if you dont have it installed already. Have u tried doing that? I have just watched the 10 minute clip and it looks really good!! There are interviews with Malcolm Hooper, John Gow and ME sufferers. Here is some more info about the doc from the website..

    http://www.digitaldocumentaries.co.uk/what_about_ME.htm
  3. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    What about ME

    Hi Jenny, thanks for posting.

    It looks like an independent production company is in process of raising funds to make the full documentary.

    They've got the darling Prof. Hooper on the trailer, which is very real.

    I had no trouble loading, on a Macbook in Firefox.

    They are based in Poland Street, London W1, which is a classic hangout of production companies and editing suites - I should know, I was a cutting room gnome in one of my lives.

    I'm going to contact them.

    As I say, it's a project in the early stages, and it looks like they are looking for funding to finish. Where they would sell it to, I don't know, and it depends on their reputation and contacts as to whether the finished film would obtain substantial airtime.
  4. Frank

    Frank Senior Member

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    I'm willing to make a small contribution for that movie

  5. dancer

    dancer Senior Member

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing this link. It looks powerful, concise, and SO well done! I hope they can continue work on it and get the funding and distribution needed!
  6. sproggle

    sproggle Jan

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    Would there be an easy way that people could donate towards the cost of making the film?
    I know it will be alot of money that they need but every penny counts...

    I'm as eager to donate to them as I was the WPI :victory:

    Jan xx
  7. Jerry S

    Jerry S Senior Member

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    This looks really good. Thanks for alerting us, Jenny and froufox!

    It took a long time for the trailer to buffer on my MacBook, but it was worth the wait!

    Jerry
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    Frank Senior Member

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    Their response:
  9. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Wow, very impressive trailer... Some of the writing screen were too short to read all, but there is a lot of hope for that film and looking forward to it!
  10. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    This looks amazing! These people clearly know what they are doing! A feature length doc. that delivers on the promise of this terrific trailer - and there's no reason why it shouldn't - would be, next to XMRV, very nearly the best thing that could happen to us!

    Brought me to tears that this is in the works!

    Amazing!
  11. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

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    WOW this is utterly amazing.

    WOW the site, WOW WOW the trailer.

    WOW WOW WOW WOW

    and a massive big thanQ to all those in the trailer and all those that have accomplished a truly magnificent start.

    totally WOW
  12. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    This is a high quality production. Very exciting work.

    I was impressed with the patients they interviewed, but I hope they include some of the 25%ers in the full documentary.

    For me, this was the first time to see/hear Malcolm Hooper. What a dear man!
  13. garcia

    garcia Aristocrat Extraordinaire

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    Anyone who has ever seen "Under our skin" knows that this is exactly the kind of thing we desperately need. And what better time with things happening on all levels. It looks really good so far! Bravo to all those involved.
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    mezombie Senior Member

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    Wow!

    What a pleasant surprise! (My expectations are so low). This looks like it will turn into a terrific production!

    I hope it gets distributed widely!

    This is the type of film I've dreamed someone would develop!
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    I met the film makers at last years Invest in ME conference. They have been travelling around the UK interviewing people and also been to the USA collecting information. It's looking good.
  16. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    The trailer consisted only of what is known in the business as 'talking heads', and graphics. I hope they tell the story in pictures too.

    Shall we start a Malcolm Hooper fan club? The man is amazing :)
  17. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Precisely!!!
  18. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Suggestion: Donation Fund to Finance Film and in Turn ME Non-Profits

    I have proposed a 'donation' fund to finance the film and in turn ME non-profits. The following is my email to the producers.

  19. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Fund-raising

    Best of luck with fund-raising, etc. I remember when the CAA fund-raised for "I Remember me" (I donated) - one donated through them.
  20. starryeyes

    starryeyes Senior Member

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    This looks wonderful! I can't wait. I'll donate.

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