'When I walk' meets fundraising goal

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'When I walk' meets fundraising goal

Post by Cece » 6 years ago



The film is 85% finished and has met the goal of $13,000 to finish the off-line editing, wrap-up production shoots, feedback screening preparation, and sound design and audio mix.

A beautiful and moving film.

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Post by Cece » 5 years ago

latest update
http://www.slugmag.com/articles/4091/Su ... -Walk.html
When I Walk
Sundance Film Festival
Director: Jason DaSilva

The physical deterioration of the human body is a usually slow process, that, for those of us lucky enough to avoid an unnatural death, makes its final push towards immobility and death after we've had a chance to live a good 50 years or so. For talented filmmaker Jason DaSilva, that process took less than a decade after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25. When I Walk self-documents his entire journey with the crippling disease over the past 8 years in one of the most honest and sincere films ever to grace the Sundance silver screen. DaSilva takes the audience through his deeply personal and emotional story from the very beginning of his fight with MS, which was caught on home video during a family trip to the beach in 2006, where DaSilva is seen falling, and unable to get up, still smiling and laughing at his perceived clumsiness. From there, DaSilva continues on with hope and courage as he loses the ability to walk, move his hands and even see, putting the camera and his artistic vision into the hands of his friends and family. I have seen documentaries about disabilities and disease, but never like this. When I Walk isn't some socio-political pity party with an agenda. DaSilva lays open his life to us so honestly, from his search for a cure and his fear of losing his art, to the physical and emotional struggles between him and his loved ones, leaving us with respect, admiration and newfound empathy and understanding for those with physical disabilities. The only thing that seems contrived in this entire film is how absolutely adorable DaSilva's mother is. As she's often heard saying, "We only live one life"––and When I Walk is definitely worth the short time we have.

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Re: 'When I walk' meets fundraising goal

Post by cheerleader » 5 years ago

that's a great review from Sundance last January--I think Cece meant to share the even better and recent news---which wasn't in the review, but was on Jason's FB page, which is that When I Walk is opening in NY on Oct. 25 and LA Nov. 1.
Why these two cities only? This happens a lot with independent films--it costs a ton to publicize and show movies acorss the US. But you can change that!
Now I want to ask all of you, would you like to see 'When I Walk' in your city or town? We are looking for champions of the film that will help us bring it to your theater. If you are interested in helping bring together an audience, let's make it happen!

Send me a message back and let me know if this is of interest to you!

Jason (Director of 'When I Walk' and founder of AXS Lab)
(Jason's contact is on this page--)

Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
http://ccsviinms.blogspot.com

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Re: 'When I walk' meets fundraising goal

Post by Cece » 5 years ago

Thanks Cheer! I was going to add that but didn't have the exact dates etc!

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