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Tweetable Logline:“To The Edge Of The Sky” is a documentary about parents fighting to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy before it kills their sons.
Elevator Pitch:“To The Edge of the Sky” is a documentary about parents fighting to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy before it kills their sons. New drugs are on the horizon to treat this deadly disease, but they are stalled at the FDA. With access to the families, legislators, and FDA, we present the daily strategizing required to get the government and public to pay attention to Duchenne. We depict the tireless battles that parents fight to protect their kids. These parents will do anything to save their sons. They’ll go to the ends of the earth, to the edge of the sky.
Directors/Producers: Todd and Jedd Wider
We have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning film “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” (2012, HBO), the 2008 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary and Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary, “Taxi to the Dark Side” (HBO), the Emmy-nominated “Semper Fi: Always Faithful” (2011), and the 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, “King’s Point” (HBO).
About the Film:To the families affected by Duchenne, the fight against this disease seems like an endless battle. These kids and their families have desperately been seeking a cure for Duchenne for years––forever. When will a cure be available? Today? Tomorrow? Ten years from now? Will it be too late? Many families would give up in the face of such adversity but these parents and their supporters do not and will not. They refuse to accept that their boys cannot be cured. We hope that this film will amplify their voices, giving these families much-needed allies to rally alongside them.
Current Status: We are fundraising to accelerate our post-production schedule, increase staff, finalize editing, and hire the right people to assist in our outreach campaign.