WHO IS LOU GEHRIG? – A film by GIL GREEN
This is a great project from local Director Gil Green, who has done visuals (videos) for many of your favorite artists across the board. Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat will make his acting debut in the film called ‘Who Is Lou Gehrig?’ The film is the story of Jeff Fogels altered realities dealing with Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The film is a Kickstarter project and needs your help t0 raise $60,000. This is an opportunity to not only help bring the film to fruition and inspire but to be a part of a film that will raise awareness to a condition thats left so many fighting a disease with no cure.
“A film mixing illusion & reality, telling the story of ALS diagnosed sports coach Jeff Fogel, who uses his imagination to stay positive”
This project is not affiliated with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has recently gained national attention, this is better. While the Ice Bucket Challenge has brought a tremendous amount of awareness to ALS, this film is meant to do something beyond that. Our goal is to provide an insight not only to the effects of the disease, but to have people be inspired by Jeff’s courageous ability to maintain a positive daily outlook, amongst life’s biggest challenges.
This film has become a passion of mine and we are racing against the clock. Because Jeff’s condition is deteriorating and he is casted to play himself, we have a constantly decreasing window of time to get this film made.
Who Is Lou Gehrig is a universal tale that will inspire people faced with any obstacle in life. This is Jeff’s story.