So here we are filming in Los Angeles this week to capture some local stories here. One huge event we will be covering will be A3M’s annual fundraiser and concert which will host a patient/donor reunion! We are so excited that the “City of Angels” is giving us some amazing stories of some truly selfless donors who have given the ultimate gift.
But of course, it wouldn’t be documentary filmmaking if it weren’t for some unexpected events to keep us on our toes and mindful of the true reality of what this project will entail. Before beginning interviews with a patient’s family today, she experienced a seizure and this definitely shifted any plans we had for filming. Things are always so fragile and seeing a sick child is the the most challenging.
This is going to be a difficult film to make. It will be an emotional one to say the least, but what happened today is the proof that things are constantly changing in the situations these patients are in. We are grateful, so grateful to the participants that are so willing to share this very personal part of their life so candidly. Today showed us how necessary this film is. These stories need to be told.
Tonight Maya is in our thoughts…