Danika designs a groundbreaking probe after an autoimmune disease prevents her from being an astronaut.

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  • Natalie LaValley
    The Way That I Take, To Die For
  • Natalie LaValley
  • Natalie LaValley
    The Way That I Take, To Die For
  • Jason A. Raschen
    Acid Test, To Beard or Not To Beard, The Ninth Level
  • Candice D'Meza
    Key Cast
    "Danika Sylvain"
    Fatherland, Someone Like You, 5th Ward, The Royal RoundTable
  • Devika Kornbacher
    Key Cast
    "Amy Caplan"
    Hurtful Truth, Call Me Za
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Science
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
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Director Biography - Natalie LaValley

In 2019, Natalie LaValley produced "The Way That I Take" which screened in the Austin Film Festival and won "Best Film" at Austin Under the Stars. In 2020, she was awarded two grants from the Houston Arts Alliance and the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation to produce her directorial debut "Telos." Natalie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

Based on my own experience of living with invisible illness, this is a film about burying dreams and finding rebirth.