In 2001, I was introduced to Taryn Murphy by a friend of mine, and I soon after began filming her and her family.
Taryn is a young woman with Alpha Mannosidosis, a lysosomal storage disorder. Some symptoms of her condition include bone and joint deformities and a low I.Q.
This has never stopped Taryn from living a fairly typical life, going to school and falling in love with boy bands.
This is her story.
For more information on her condition, visit this site: ismrd.org
Written, directed, shot and edited by me (with a lot of help from friends on the shooting side). (2005, 29:49min., DV)