Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that presents itself at birth. Individuals with
Williams Syndrome develop a number of medical problems, including cardiovascular disease,
developmental delays, and learning disabilities. However, these individuals are extremely
friendly, usually have striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for
music. There is no cure for Williams syndrome. It is estimated to affect 20,000 to 30,000
people in the United States alone.
The documentary focuses on a wonderful, little girl named, Josie Portnoy. In addition to
Josie’s personal story, we have integrated a number of doctors, teachers & other professionals
involved with Williams into the story. Our goal is to create an in-depth, comprehensive film
that looks at the conditions and complexities related to Williams Syndrome.