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Very Rare

Very Rare is a documentary short about what happens when the side effects of medications meant to cure us instead take over our lives. Filmmaker Megan Hattie Stahl documents her partner Nate’s struggle when an adverse reaction to a common fluoroquinolone antibiotic leaves him with nerve pain, tendonitis and anxiety. Very Rare follows a personal journey experimenting with myriad supplements and black market self-injections, ultimately discovering an online community of fellow “floxies”.

  • Megan Hattie Stahl
    Laura in Search of Teeth, Be Cute, Now!
  • Nate Terepka
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    documentary, medical, short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    1080 HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
    New York, NY
    United States
    March 18, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, Short Film Competition
Director Biography - Megan Hattie Stahl

Megan Hattie Stahl is a documentary filmmaker and French immersion educator living in Brooklyn. A lifelong musician, she co-composed the score for her 2018 short Laura in Search of Teeth. Music, isolation, nostalgia, and the internet are recurring themes in her work. Her short films have screened at festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

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