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‘The Cancer Conflict’ Highlights Patients Looking for Alternative Fights Against the Disease

"I saw an opportunity to start a conversation to bridge that divide, to try to bring people to work together."

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The Cancer Conflict

Logline: Two cancer patients, two different treatments. We explore why the UK has the lowest cancer survival rate in Western Europe.

Elevator Pitch:

If you get cancer, what do you chose to treat it with in the country with the worst cancer survival rate in Western Europe? You speak to experts who say chemo is the answer and then Google tells you there are loads of solutions outside the system that work, but aren’t clinically trialled and approved and the system disregards. You’re torn – and yet you still have to do something. You want to do anything you can, right? But there is this huge conflict. And you just want to get better.

Production Team:

Thomas Meadmore – Director/Producer/Editor
“Big Brother,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Guv’nor,” “How to Lose Jobs and Alienate Girlfriends,” “Rich Kids of Instagram”

Nic Guttridge – Exec Producer
“Rich Kids of Instagram,” “Through a Child’s Eyes,” “What Happens in Sunny Beach,” “Ronnie Corbett Comedy Britain”

Avi Fedegreen – Exec Producer
“How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town,” “Prisoner X,” “Moon Point,” “High Life,” “One Week”

Nicola Daley – Cinematographer
“I am a Girl,” “Pin Cushion”

About the Film:

I wanted to make a film that could help people. When I saw the low survival stats for cancer in the UK, I was shocked. When I dug deeper, I found that the culture around choice in terms of how people treat their cancer is very limited – frowned upon – and the divide in opinion on how best to treat cancer seems to create more problems during a time when people are fighting for their lives. I saw an opportunity to start a conversation to bridge that divide, to try to bring people to work together.

Current Status: The film is 95% shot. We want to raise money for Post Production and additional pickup shoots to finish it.

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