Borrelioosielokuva "Under our skin" palkittiin parhaana infektiotaudeista kertovana dokumenttielokuvana. Filmi sai arvostetun FREDDIE-palkinnon = dokumenttielokuvien "Oscar"-palkinto. Palkintoa ennen filmi valittiin yleisön suosikiksi Tribecan filmifestivaalilla. Filmi on saanut runsasta huomiota sekä TV:ssä, radiossa että lehdistössä.
Best Documentary: Infectious Disease Category
Under Our Skin Wins Prestigious FREDDIE Award "Oscars" of Healthcare Films
Last update: 1:37 p.m. EDT Oct. 22, 2008
SAUSALITO, Calif., Oct 22, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Under Our Skin, a documentary about the debilitating and often heartbreaking effects of Lyme disease, has just won a prestigious FREDDIE Award. The honor names the doc "Best Film about Infectious Diseases".
A production of Open Eye Pictures of Sausalito, CA and filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson, Under Our Skin investigates the human, medical and political dimensions of Lyme disease. The film casts one of the first media spotlights on the emerging epidemic that is destroying countless lives. Lyme disease is among the most misunderstood and controversial illnesses in recent medical history.
The FREDDIES, sometimes referred to as the "Oscars of Healthcare Films," are the preeminent media awards in the international health and medical fields. Each year, the competition attracts hundreds of submissions from around the world. Filmmakers and producers compete in 36 categories for the FREDDIE, the bronze statuette named in honor of the competition's founder, Dr. Fred Gottlieb. Judging is conducted by world-renowned medical and production professionals from across the United States.
"We're honored to be recognized by the FREDDIE awards," says filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson. "This honor allows us to again focus needed attention on the hundreds of people who shared their difficult stories of Lyme disease-as well as the millions more who are fighting for treatment, or sadly, have lost loved ones. This FREDDIE award honors their courageous battles."
Prior to the FREDDIE, Under Our Skin was an Audience Choice Award finalist at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. In addition, the film has received major news coverage from ABC's Good Morning America, The Washington Post, and Sirius XM radio's Oprah and Friends Channel with Dr. Oz, among many others. Critics have called it: "Well-researched ... suspenseful ... artfully shot." -Variety
"Emotionally charged!" -ABC News
Borrelioosielokuva saa Amerikassa yhä enenevää huomiota. Nyt ohjelma on esillä Oprahin Dr OZ -showssa.
Tri Oz toimii sydänkirurgina Columbian yliopistossa USA:ssa. Hän kertoi, että hän ja hänen perheensä katsoivat elokuvan yhdellä istumalla. He eivät pystyneet lopettamaan elokuvan katsomista kesken. Elokuva tuo hänen mukaansa hyvin esille Borrelioosin vaarallisuuden.
Ohjelmassa Tri Oz ja Wilson keskustelevat siitä mikä on tämän päivän väärinymmärretyin ja vastakkaisia mielipiteitä aiheuttava sairaus. Kymmenet tuhannet ihmiset kärsivät vääristä diagnooseista kuten ALS, Parkinson, MS, fibromyalgia, krooninen väsymyssoireyhtymä, luulotauti jne. Onko borrelioosi todellakin harvinainen ja helposti hoidettavissa parin viikon antibioottihoidolla?
Ohjelma esitetään ke 26.11 USA:ssa klo 7 ja 18. Ohjelman voi kuunnella osoitteesta http://www.oprah.com/radio and clicking on the ?Free 30 Day XM Radio Trial.? Register and you can listen online
Oman Borrelioositarinansa voi käydä kertomassa osoitteessa: https://www.oprah.com/plugform.jsp?plugId=495&referer= .
UNDER OUR SKIN on Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends SiriusXM Radio
Radio Interview about Lyme Disease Documentary Runs on Busiest Travel Day of the Year
Oprah's Dr. Oz discusses the complexities and controversies of Lyme disease with filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson.
(New York, NY)?Under Our Skin, an award winning documentary about Lyme disease, is featured on the Dr. Oz Show on Oprah and Friends SiriusXM Radio, Wednesday, November 26th. Dr. Mehmet Oz puts the national spotlight on the documentary that investigates the human, medical and political dimensions of Lyme disease. Joining Dr. Oz is Under Our Skin filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson who explains how he followed Lyme patients and physicians for four years through their long and devastating journeys dealing with this crippling disease.
Dr. Oz calls the documentary ?fascinating and compelling? and says his entire family ?couldn?t stop watching.? Dr. Oz is a prominent heart surgeon at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, who has been called ?America?s doctor? because of his best-selling books and appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also has been honored as Time Magazine and Harvard Alumni?s 100 Most Influential People. ?Dr. Oz gives great credibility and will heighten awareness about the seriousness of chronic Lyme disease,? Wilson says, ?plus the show is being aired in a key time slot ? on the busiest travel days of the year, so many people be will listening to the interview on the radio while traveling to their Thanksgiving Day destinations.?
In an hour long interview, Dr. Oz and Wilson discuss what could be the most controversial and misunderstood illness in America today. Tens of thousands of victims go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with such conditions as multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig?s disease, Parkinson?s disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autism and even hypochondria. Is Lyme disease rare and easily treated with a short course of antibiotics? Or can it be a chronic and potentially deadly illness that is going under the radar? Tune in and hear the discussion.
The show airs Wednesday, November 26th at 1 a.m. 7 a.m. and 6 pm EST. Oprah and Friends producers say people who don?t subscribe to the satellite radio can also listen by going to http://www.oprah.com/radio and clicking on the ?Free 30 Day XM Radio Trial.? Register and you can listen online. Dr. Oz also asks for Lyme patients to tell their stories by clicking on this link: https://www.oprah.com/plugform.jsp?plugId=495&referer= .
Under Our Skin is currently set for a theatrical release in spring 2009. For interviews with the filmmaker or any of the subjects featured in the film, please contact Marc Silverstein at Marc@onthemarcmedia.com or 410-963-2345.
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I was so moved!"
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UOS AIRS ON OPRAH'S DR. OZ SHOW:
URGENT CALL TO SHARE YOUR STORIES
On November 26th, Dr. Oz of the Oprah & Friends Network, aired a 45-minute interview with director Andy Abrahams Wilson and medical correspondent Kathy Fowler on his nationally syndicated talk radio show. Dr. Oz, a renowned surgeon and health expert, said "I was so moved!" and called UNDER OUR SKIN "a beautiful film...a whole different way of thinking about reporting on health."
Moved as he was, Dr. Oz expressed interest in trying to get UNDER OUR SKIN on Oprah, where he is a regular guest contributor. But first, in order to gauge viewer interest, Dr. Oz and Oprah need to hear from you. Here's what you can do--and please remember to praise Dr. Oz's coverage of the issue and the film:
Email your Lyme story to Dr. Oz
Comment on Oprah's community forum
Listen to the first ten mintes of the interview
UNDER OUR SKIN SET TO HIT THEATERS IN MARCH
We're delighted to tell you that UNDER OUR SKIN will be released on a limited basis in theaters across the country in March 2009. Finally, the film and the Lyme disease issue will be brought before the general public and into public consciousness--a necessary step to create change.
But the success of the film will depend on high box-office numbers. So we'll need you to flood the theaters during opening weekends--even if you've already seen the film. This is the only way to ensure that the film will open in more and more markets and that Lyme disease will be seared in the consciousness and conscience of Americans.
At the end of January, we temporarily will be suspending DVD sales and community screenings, as we gear up for our nationwide, theatrical release of the updated film.
ORDER NOW: DVD AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME
The "preview edition" DVD which we've been selling up until now will no longer be available after January 2009. As mentioned, we will be suspending all DVD sales and community screenings until the film has been released theatrically in March 2009. So, you can wait until Spring when repackaged DVDs become available, or...
Get your DVD now, just in time for holiday gift giving
UNDER OUR SKIN RACKS UP AWARDS & HONORS
This past month UNDER OUR SKIN has been the recipient of a number of awards, including "Best Documentary" at the Camden International Film Festival, "Silver Award" at the Asheville Film Festival, and "Best in Category, Infectious Diseases" and "Best Cinematography" at the Freddie Awards, considered to be the "Oscars of health care media."
In addition, director/producer Andy Abrahams Wilson was honored with the "Vision of Hope" Award at Turn The Corner Foundation's annual fundraising gala, recently held in New York City. We're hoping for even more attention and recognition in the new year, which will help vault the film and Lyme disease awareness to new heights.
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Borrelioosielokuvan Jouluterveiset. Elokuva on tulossa elokuvateattereihin ensi vuonna - Suomessa?
Happy holidays from Open Eye Pictures, producers of UNDER OUR SKIN, coming to theaters next year!
May this holiday season and new year be blessed with health and happiness--for you, yours and all.