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Logline: Families struggle to reclaim their lives from the isolation of chronic illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
Director/Cinematographer: Drew Xanthopoulos (Director of Photography on “Vultures of Tibet”)
Producer: David Hartstein (Producer on “Where Soldiers Come From”)
Consulting Producer: Andrea Meditch (Executive Producer on “Man on Wire,” “Grizzly Man,” “Buck”)
Composer: Hanan Townshend (“Tree of Life, “To the Wonder”)
About the Film: For 3+ years, I’ve driven tens of thousands of miles to meet families whose lives have been reshaped by MCS. To be as free of the chemicals in our everyday environment when filming them, I would wear their extra clothing, camp nearby, and use specific natural soaps. As someone with no prior personal connection to this illness, I wanted to get past the masks and foil-lined rooms to meet the artists, social workers, and grandparents inside. This is what I intend “The Sensitives” to show: the ordinary people driven to the fringes because of a very misunderstood condition.
Current Status: Exceeded Kickstarter goal to raise funds for post-production. With only a handful of shooting days left, we expect to have a fine cut early next year.