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Spiral Up - Nathan’s Story

June 28th, 2008 | by Daniel DiRito |

The following video is a trailer for a documentary titled, Spiral Up. The film’s release date has yet to be established. The film was the idea of Scott Seskind, a social worker at a nursing home in Boulder where Nathan, the subject of the documentary (who also has Huntington’s Disease) lives.

I first met Scott over a year ago when I responded to his Craigslist ad in search of a videographer. When I first spoke to Scott, he expressed his interest in making the film. Once we began filming, it was evident that Nathan was a remarkable person and it was also obvious why Scott had chosen to make the documentary.

Since then, we’ve been meeting, primarily on the weekends, and spending time filming Scott’s conversations with Nathan and some of the other patients who know him at the nursing home.

While it can be said that we’re documenting Nathan’s battle with his disease…the real purpose, since the outset, has been to document his amazing spirit. You’ll note in the trailer that Scott has pondered his motivations for making the film. Trust me when I say that he needn’t do so…and anyone who takes the time to see Spiral Up will quickly realize that Nathan’s story needed to be told.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

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  1. One Response to “Spiral Up - Nathan’s Story”

  2. By Steve O on Jun 29, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks Daniel. The film looks very interesting. June 6th was National HD awareness Day, not to many people know about this disease but it is yet another disease on the list that has the potential of being treated with stem cell research.

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