Private Project

A Rare Friendship

Jessica, Laurel, Karen and Victoria all have one thing in common. They all suffer from a rare genetic disorder knoown as Neurofibromatosis Type 2. From the outside they all look and act like typical young, healthy girls. But inside they have tumours growing on their nervous system. These girls bonded online over their shared experience of living with NF2 and then travelled across the world to meet in person for the first time.

  • Cray Novick
    Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream, Genetics of Hope
  • Nicole Henwood
  • Jamie Urman
    Director of Photography
    Crenshaw Nights
  • Cray Novick
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4k UHD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Cray Novick

This project was directed by Cray Novick, shot by Jamie Urman, and made in close collaboration with NF2 Biosolutions. Cray co-directed Genetics of Hope, a film about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which screened at DISORDER in 2019.

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