This Body

For all those filmmakers who are thinking about entering our shorts competition [info], here’s one that might fit our theme: The Body is a Temple.

In 2008, I helped produce a documentary about bodies. It was when the controversial exhibit, Body Worlds was in town. In the film, we profiled local attorney and speaker Steve Mikita. When Mikita was just 18 months old, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that meant he would never walk.

Steve Mikita has since written a memoir called I Sit All Amazed

Originally Produced for KUED Channel 7
Thanks to station manager James Morgese
Produced by: Doug Fabrizio, David Castleton, and Erik Nielsen
Director of Photography: Gary Turnier
Sound: Bill Gordon, William Montoya, and Kevin Sweet
Editors: David Castleton, Doug Fabrizio, and Erik Nielsen


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