But You STILL Look So Well... Living with Multiple Sclerosis
A Follow-up Documentary to Their Previous GL Production (But You Look So Well...)An Audrey Geyer / Kevin Lindenmuth ProductionVideo Details:
Running Time: 84 minutes
Tel: 1 (810) 225-7796 (not a toll-free number)
Price: Please contact GL Productions
Multiple Sclerosis is a much overlooked and misunderstood illness. Yet, it is the most common serious neurological disorder amongst young adults. Unknown to many, only about 30 percent of those diagnosed become severely disabled by the disorder and require a wheelchair for mobility over time.
It is the other 70 percent of the MS population, which this 85-minute video documentary focuses upon. Those individuals who
look so well to the outside world, yet suffer from such
invisible symptoms as pain, numbness, fatigue, depression, vision and cognitive problems.
In 2001, our first MS documentary,
But You Look So Well... was released. This program revisits the lives of three individuals with MS and their families who participated in the project. It reveals how these individuals and families have learned to cope and live with MS over time. The average period of diagnosis for participants is ten years. However, many have suffered from the symptoms for years before they were officially diagnosed.
This documentary portrays poignantly and in depth the emotional, social and physical challenges of MS on the personal and working lives of the participants. They speak openly about the difficult period when they were first diagnosed as well as how they have learned through the years to both live and thrive with MS. They also share what helps them to cope on a daily basis with this unpredictable disorder.
What is MS? and
MS Medications are also important topic addressed in this program. Dr. Robert Lisak, MD, a Michigan neurologist, known internationally for his work with MS as well as an MS nurse specialist bring their professional expertise and knowledge to this project. Additional topics covered include, among other things, MS & pregnancy, MS & children, disclosure and alternative medicine. Information, programs and services available through the National MS Society are also presented.
This documentary is a production of GL Productions. It was Produced/Directed/Edited by Audrey Geyer and Kevin Lindenmuth. Copyright 2005.Ordering InformationPlease contact:
7900 State Street
Brighton, MI 48116
1-810-225-7796 (not a toll-free number)
About the Filmmakers:
Kevin Lindenmuth and Audrey Greyer have produced many documentaries together with a special emphasis on health-related and public affairs programming.
Kevin has BA in film/video production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Audrey also received her BA in film/video from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In addition she earned a Master of Social Work from the University of New York.
Both have extensive experience in the production of health-related programming.
Their original video entitled
But You Look So Well... was filmed in April-August 2001. There is a review of this production listed on the CMSC Website. Please take note of what has already been said about that particular video.
Their current production is entitled
But You Still Look So Well... Living with Multiple Sclerosis. This video revisits the lives of three individuals with MS and their families who participated in the 2001 documentary. It is 85 minutes in length and includes additional information regarding Multiple Sclerosis that was not included in their 2001 video.