What an obscure title, one may ask. Intern Paul B and myself actually came up with it in reference to the intestinal disease that Harvey’s dog has here at Captured Time. It was only until about our second week here that Harvey decided to tell us about Ellie’s Giardia, or “Beaver Fever.” What is Giardia? Well, According to the Merck Manual:
Symptoms of acute giardiasis usually appear 1 to 2 weeks after infection. They are usually mild and include watery malodorous diarrhea, abdominal cramps and distention, flatulence, eructation, intermittent nausea, epigastric discomfort, and sometimes low-grade malaise and anorexia. Acute giardiasis usually lasts 1 to 3 wk. Malabsorption of fat and sugars can lead to significant weight loss in severe cases. Neither blood nor WBCs are present in stool.
This was great news since we had been petting the dog and letting it lick our hands. We’re happy to pay our dues in the film industry. (The dog is perfectly fine by the way. We’re in way more peril than the dog.) More to come in the following weeks on this.
HOWEVER. There is bigger news! Today, the Captured Time team submitted its written proposal to Kickstarter.com to establish a financial goal of $15,000 to be met over the next few months. Exact detail will follow once our proposal is approved by the Kickstarter grand jury. Hopefully, we will be hearing back in 3 to 4 days! This is very exciting, as we are biting our nails to get Dislecksia off to the final stage of post-production. Harvey also spoke to an early supporter and donor to the film about speaking to a group of adult dyslexics at Harvard, where clips of the rough cut will be shown to promote dyslexia awareness and the film. Harvey will also be featured on 88.7 WICR to talk about his and Aimee’s upcoming pilgrimage to the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and area schools. We’ll link you in our upcoming blogs as soon as it’s posted online.
We will need all of your help to bring this thing into full motion. Help Dislecksia get to the film lab!! Please use the SHARE feature at the bottom of each post to promote this blog to your friends and family on any one of the 55 billion social networking platforms out there. You rock our socks.