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‘On the Back of a Tiger’ Aspires to Spark a Scientific Revolution

'On the Back of a Tiger' Aspires to Spark a Scientific Revolution

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On the Back of a Tiger

Logline:A documentary with breakthrough ideas on disease, aging and consciousness that could ignite a scientific and medical revolution.

Elevator Pitch:What if our knowledge of the building blocks of life is wrong? A group of maverick scientists and thinkers weave an alternate story of life, from the molecular level up to consciousness. We then meet a fast-growing group of health seekers who’ve adapted their lives. While seemingly unconventional, these theories could forever change our understanding of aging, disease and consciousness. Through interviews, animated sequences, and recreations of experiments and therapies, we’ll create this alternate portrait of life, igniting a paradigm shift that’s been decades in the making.

Production Team:

Original Music: John Black and Jesse Solomon Clark
Everything Else: Jeremy Stuart and Brad Abrahams

About the Film:Why do so many medical claims seem to contradict the next? Why has so little progress been made treating the most devastating diseases? This film explores two answers: The fundamental flaws in our understanding of biology, and the institutionalized problems at the core of our scientific and medical establishments. Each perpetuates the other, creating the dire situation today. Our own driving force comes from family and friends with serious health conditions, and seeing the rampant dysfunction in the scientific and medical establishments. But doom and gloom won’t get us anywhere. Our aim is to spur a positive transformation.

Current Status:Completed 35% of production. Currently fundraising to finish production and create a rough cut.

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