beneath the surface
presented by THE NANTUCKET PROJECT supported by NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
DIRECTED BY: DAVID KUHN PRODUCED BY: DAVID KUHN, KATE MILLIKEN EDITED BY: AARON NEU, JENN HOBDY
CINEMATOGRAPHER: TOMMY RIGGIO, AARON NEU EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: DAN HONAN, TOM SCOTT
ABOUT THE FILM
Beneath The Surface tells the stories of people in America living with multiple sclerosis at various stages of progression, who open their homes and their hearts, share what it felt like at diagnosis, and how dreams survive albeit most quite altered from “original plans.” They are empowered, graceful, in some cases depressed and lonely, and always people for whom compassion and understanding change how we view and care for them. We encounter patients, doctors (sometimes during clinical exams), the inside of an MRI machine, well-known and less well-known people, spouses and even one newly-met grandson. The film takes us from the personal level to a more universal consideration on stigma, resilience and above all hope.
ABOUT THE NANTUCKET PROJECT
TNP gathers curious people online and in-person to celebrate connection & meaning. Our strength lies in the power of people to share (The Neighborhood Project), in our ability to tell stories (IdeaFilms) and in our fierce pursuit of the human good found in our messy complicated world.
ABOUT NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide.
Newly-diagnosed, Kristen visits her neurologist in SF as she starts her MS journey.
Diana gets her MRI and commutes to her job at Grand Central Station, as she contemplates her path forward.
Elizabeth visits her neurologist and has equine therapy in the Bronx, as she grapples with her progression.