Client: IWK Health Centre
Dr Tony Otley has a challenging task. As Head of the Gastroenterology & Nutrition department at the IWK Health Centre, he has to inform young people - and their families - when they are diagnosed with Crohn's disease. It's a life changing moment. There is no cure, so it's a condition that has to be managed on a daily basis through a combination of different treatments. You can only imagine what that conversation must be like...
Tony and his team wanted a film to raise awareness about what living with Crohn's disease is all about, something that would help people to understand that normal life doesn't have to stop. As one of our contributors put it "it just becomes a new normal."
To answer the challenge, we created the "Crohn's Survival Guide", an engaging documentary that offers insights from our teenage characters, along with practical advice and tips. Supported by Nestle Health Science, the film is being distributed across Canada and will help IWK to its efforts to advocate on behalf of their patients.
Director/Producer/Shooter/Editor: Jamie Tiernay
Location Sound: Steve Outhit
Post Sound: Graham Colwell
Production Assistant: Gesar Mukpo
Executive Producer: Nic Fieldsend