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IT AIN'T OVER - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Caleb Slain

United States, 2011, 11 min

Shooting Format:RED

Festival Year:2012

Category:Documentary Short

Crew:Producers: Karl Koelling - Screenwriters: David Michael Phelps - Cinematographer: Chad Terpstra - Editor: Caleb Slain - Composer: Kyle Campbell


Once a man with all the answers, Dr. Ed Dobson is struggling to resolve his own questions before succumbing to the unusual disease eating away his body. ALS or 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' is a degenerative disorder that systemically incapacitates the body, commandeering the ability to hold, speak, walk, swallow, and even breathe until it causes the lungs to fatally collapse. They don't know what causes it, and there is no cure. After learning he had 2-5 years to live, Ed chose to examine what hope looks like in situations where it doesn't exist.

About the director

Caleb Slain has been internationally awarded for his vibrant use of evocative storytelling in both short films and commercials. His cinematic short documentary IT AIN'T OVER is presently on the festival circuit after world premiering at South by Southwest 2012. Currently, Slain is in post-production on his second cinematic short doc, JUGGLE & CUT, and a viciously dark comedy, FREE PIE. Both will hit festivals soon. He is 22 years old. He directs and writes and edits. He resides in Grand Rapids, MI.

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