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A courageous young woman debilitated by ALS sees beauty and humor in life...And keeps moving forward.

  • Paul W. Nethercott
    Director
  • Amy Pauszek
    Producer
  • Paul W Nethercott
    Producer
    Jitensha, Finding Beauty in the Rubble, Abstraction,
  • Jenni Berebitsky
    Key Cast
    "Nethercott Paul"
  • Paul W. Nethercott
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    41,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Presented by Heartland Film Festival)
    Indianapolis
    United States
    July 26, 2018
    World
    Audience Choice Award
  • Circle City Film Festival
    Indianapolis
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    Best Documentary
  • Accolade Global Film Comepetition

    Award of Merit Special Mention
  • Sedona International Film Festival
    Sedona
    United States
    February 26, 2019
    Arizona
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Studio Nethercott, LLC
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Paul W. Nethercott

International filmmaker Paul Nethercott has credits on films that have screened at over 80 film festivals. Jitensha won numerous awards including Nominee Best Short Film, Venice Film Festival (Italy); Nominee Grand Prix, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; and Winner Youth Jury Prize, Brussels Short Film Festival. Accolades for Finding Beauty in the Rubble include First Place, Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival and Winner Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition. Nethercott has successfully collaborated with Universities and nonprofit organizations to complete film projects on three continents. In 2017 he lectured for Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator Nordbaltic Incubator program in Vilnius Lithuania. Currently Nethercott is CEO of Studio Nethercott; an Indiana Arts Commission On-Ramp Fellow; co-chair of marketing and promotion for the Rivoli Center for the Performing Arts; and is a Truly Moving Pictures Juror, Heartland Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I have the tremendous honor of making a film about Jenni Berebitsky. Jenni's story consistently generates a huge response from audiences...Here is a complete list of film festival screenings and awards:

--Audience Choice Award Best Short Documentary, Sedona International Film Festival
--Audience Choice Indiana Spotlight Winner, Indy Shorts International Film Festival
--Best Short Documentary, Milan Film Awards
--Best Documentary, Circle City Film Festival
--Award of Merit Special Mention, Accolade Global Film Competition
--“All My Relations” Inclusion in Film Award, Central States Indie FanFilmFest
--Best of Show, Docs Without Borders Film Festival
--Audience Award Winner, Indy Film Fest
--Semi-Finalist, Courage Film Festival
--Official Selection, Michiana Jewish Film Festival
--Official Selection, Lift-Off Global Network Paris
--Official Selection, Chicago Jewish Film Festival
--Official Selection, Ethnografilm Festival
--Official Selection, SF IndieFest
--Official Selection, Greenwich International Film Festival
--Official Selection, River Bend Film Festival
--Official Selection, Covellite International Film Festival
--Official Selection, Indianapolis Jewish & Israeli Film Festival
--Online Festival Official Selection, Lift-Off Global Network Toronto
--Official Selection, Port Townsend Film Festival
--Official Selection, Hobnobben Film Festival
--Official Selection, Victory International Film Festival
--Official Selection, YES Film Fest

Producer Amy Pauszek Bio:
Amy Pauszek is a true lover of indie films and has worked as a key producer and publicist in several feature films, shorts, TV and commercials. Film Producer, Actress, Social Media/Marketing Entrepreneur and Scouting/Talent Associate for Talent Fusion Modeling Agency based out of Indianapolis, IN. Amy's dedication to independent cinema also includes working PR/Social Media with such renowned film festivals as The Heartland Film Festival, Sundance, Indy Film Fest, The 48 Hr. Film Project and The River Bend Film Festival. Amy's favorite festival is Heartland where she has Volunteered for more than 15 years and has served on both the Narrative and Shorts jury. She is a Heartland Film President's Award Winner, proud member of the Truly Moving Pictures Jury Committee and member of the Heartland Filmmakers Alumni for producing the 2017 short film "Homecoming.” Amy has actively served as a judge and has participated in several 48 Hr. Projects and several other film festivals across the Country. Amy Pauszek is a freelance photographer for magazine and newspaper publications and provides still photography for local and syndicated television productions. Amy maintains a popular weekly arts, entertainment and society column called 'Where’s Amy' in Current Weekly Publications.

For more information, interviews, or other requests contact Amy Pauszek:
aepaws1@comcast.net +1 (317) 625-3451‬