From the Director:
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their generous support for the documentary “Ticked Off!”
We had our initial shoot during Ireland’s first ever Lyme disease conference held June 5-6, 2012 at Dublin’s Clontarf Castle, and I could not have asked for a better start to this production! Doctors, researchers, advocates, and patients all came together and contributed really engaging interviews over the two-day period. Messages of support came from so many of you; and I carried a lot of them with me to the shoot. The film has become more than just a documentary. My camera crew became huge Lyme supporters just on the basis of hearing the moving stories that so many people had to tell.
As a result of this experience, I was able to invite national politicians from Ireland to become engaged in the issues and to help me change the regulations around testing in Ireland.
Multiple cooperative projects have begun between the United States and Ireland, and this is exactly the kind of partnership we had hoped for.
This is just the beginning of the production of this film, and already so much has happened because of the wonderful support of this community. Tick Talk Ireland hosted and organized this conference, and did an absolutely outstanding job. They have been so supportive in organizing this donation button and we are still continuing to receive donations.
We are more than halfway there in terms of paying the crew, and your continued support is appreciated! Please help us achieve the goal of finishing payment for these two days of magnificent shooting so we can move onto the next stage of production.
Again I want to send my heartfelt thanks to everyone in this community, and we’ll keep you posted on the updates!
Please help by donating any amount to support what will prove to be a ground-breaking film about Lyme disease.
All those donating $30 or more will be listed in the film’s credits. Those who donate $250 or more will receive a free copy of my newest Lyme book titled The Fourth Monkey. (Be sure to provide your address!)
The Director is well-versed in Lyme, and an award-winning Director/Artist/Writer, Lisa Vandegrift Davala. The film’s world-class production team carries with it other award-winning and renowned experts including IFTA winner Cian de Buitléar, D.P., who shot Lisa’s last film “…for peace comes dropping slow…”, and was the cinematographer who shot the underwater scenes in Saving Private Ryan; and for productions such as Dancing at Lughnasa, The Boxer, Blow Dry, and I Went Down.
Eleanor Bowman, accomplished cinematographer with more than 20 high profile films, and TV series to her credit, will head the second camera team. Tony Kearns, award winning film editor, has edited features, commercials, and more than 40 of the worlds best known music videos including Radiohead, R.E.M., FOO Fighters, Chemical Brothers, U2, Sinead O’Connor and more. This film is expected to have a two-year production time, and funds are necessary to help pay for the initial filming of the upcoming June conference.
A Sincere THANK YOU for your continued, generous support!