Hyperion: Raising Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Through Film

Hyperion is a film born out of inspiration.

After watching Eva Markvoort’s online videos chronicling her life with Cystic Fibrosis, Boman Modine, son of acclaimed actor Matthew Modine, was impelled to create a story that would bring attention to the strength of those living with the rare and little-known disease.

Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects most critically the lungs, and also the pancreas, liver, and intestines. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults, afflicting approximately 30,000 in the United States.

Modine is working with The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rock CF, and the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation to help raise awareness and garner support for this life-threatening disorder.

“I grew up on amazing film sets, both small and large, and became fascinated with filmmaking from an early age. My dad has worked with many of the best directors — Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, John Schlesinger, Alan Pakula, Jonathan Demme, and Christopher Nolan — to name but a few. Being able to visit these amazing director’s film sets and watch them work has been its own form of film school,” says Boman. “With Hyperion, I hope to paint an engaging and accurate portrayal of a young woman living with this little understood disease.” via HispanicBusiness.com

To learn more about Hyperion, please visit its Kickstarter page:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/447490465/hyperion-0/

 

 

About Amy Senger:
Amy Senger is an L.A. transplant by way of Washington, DC, and co-founder of 1X57, named to Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list with her partner Steven Mandzik. Follow her on twitter @sengseng and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email amy@1×57.com.
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