WHY THIS FILM?

"THIS STORY, THIS INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE..." 

A friend of mine introduced me to MBC through her support of Lisa and METAvivior on social media. I approached her with the idea of making some promotional videos for the Northwest Arkansas Metsquerade. As I met with them, dreaming up ideas to promote this fundraiser, I realized quickly how important and big this story was, and said we should make a documentary. After sleeping on the idea, I woke up with clarity, knowing this needed to be done. This story, this information needs to be spread far and wide because it is quite misunderstood. Even I was so naive and uneducated with what is happening to people with Stage IV breast cancer. I didn’t realize it was incurable. I thought treatment helped more than it does. I had no idea how isolated these women become, as early stage breast cancer patients being pushed out of support groups because their disease is now terminal. I was blinded to the fact that so little actually goes to research. It’s devastating and they deserve so much more. Most people are touched by cancer in some way but the majority are in the dark about what it really does when it reaches stage 4.

 

We, the driving team behind this documentary, consist of a filmmaker and a novelist, so we tell stories every day. Lisa and Kelli’s stories have touched us in such a way we feel we MUST tell their story and use our talents to help them in achieving their goal to educate the public about MBC, bring about more support for research and hopefully make this a chronic disease instead of a fatal one.

INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a champion of inclusion within filmmaking, we hope to use a crew that is composed primarily of women and the underrepresented. As advocates for empowering women, our current team is 95% women. We also hail from Bentonville, home of BFF, and believe "If you can see it, you can be it" -Geena Davis

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