Life Without A Fork Documentary

Imagine living life where you couldn’t eat 98% of the world’s foods! Or, having to hide often because you looked, um, weird because, one moment, you’re looking and feeling, “normal,” but suddenly, and for what appears to be no reason at all, you find yourself unable to breath, swelling and becoming distorted in the features–that would be straight out of a movie, yes?! And, yes, that would be the, “Life Without A Fork,” movie! Told from the point of view of survivors with varying forms of angioedema, and from all over the globe, and inclusive of emotional support from some heavy hitting celebrities, we bring to you this film so that it may be used as a tool for learning to survive idiopathic angioedema, provide a sense of comfort in knowing that, as in the case with 81-year-old co-star, Jackie griffith, one can live a long time while living with an affliction that seems to threaten one’s life almost daily and, far too often, multiple times throughout any one given day. “Life Without A Fork Documentary,” is an emotionally charged, groundbreaking, medical-documentary feature about the rare, potentially fatal condition, Idiopathic Angioedema and other forms of the condition.

  • Vanessa Williams
    Director
  • Vanessa Williams
    Producer
  • Vanessa Williams
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Katya Williams
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
    Fat Camp, Parenthood, Bella and The Bulldogs
  • Deb J. Whitcas
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
    House Hunters, The Doctors, Divorce Court
  • Doug E. Fresh
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
    Girls Trip, Face/Off, Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Ghostbusters II
  • Dolph Lundgren
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
    Rocky IV, The Expendables, Creed II
  • Madison Spencer
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
    Alice & Iza
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary, Medical
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 11 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams is an American filmmaker, actress, public speaker, model, director, advocate and pedagogue.

Changing the world, one mind at a time.

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Director Statement

“It is the responsibility of the artist to, not only create a work worthy of international acclaim, it is their duty to share such works with the world.” Vanessa Williams