JoAnn Lewis is patient number 17, one of 30 enrollees in a FDA approved Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and utility of the Argus II Retina Implant (Retinal Stimulation System) in providing visual function to blind subjects with severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa. Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Director, Dp/Cameraman, Editor. Made on Assignment for National Geographic Magazine.
An unscripted conversation between Bina48, a geminoid robot, and Nick Meyer, Manager of Cyberbiological Systems at the Terasem Foundation in Bristol, Vermont, July 27, 2010. Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Director, DP/Cameraman, Editor. Made on assignment for National Geographic Magazine.
Two young girls, Heng Yu and her older sister, Ting-ting, have Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a rare and severe visual impairment. They have travelled with their father, a farmer, more than 11,000 kilometers from their home in rural China, a home that held dim prospects for education, employment, family, and that they had never left until coming to Montreal to participate in a clinical trial that could change their lives. Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Supervising Director (directed offsite), Editor. Produced and Written by Tad Heitman.
What's it like sitting in the hot seat running a Children's Hospital? In this film, the CEO takes a tough phone call where she must present the case for investing in the vision of CHOC. The film was shot under the hospital's tight restrictions concerning patient privacy and crew size. We had a crew of two: cameraman and interviewer. "The Call" was co-written and produced by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (Director/Cameraman) and Gasper Patrico. Executive Producer, Michael Rey.