Thursday, December 2, 2010

Living Gluten Free: the documentary

Oh my. Has it really been 6 months since my last post?

A lot has happened during that time: my husband got out of the military and got a job in upstate New York. We bought a house there and I will move in one week to join him. It's an exciting time with a lot of changes (and a kitchen of my own which means I will be posting here a lot more - I promise)

But, none of that is gluten-free related, so here's the exciting news and why I haven't been posting: All of my energy on the topic has been going into my gluten-free documentary. For my master's program I have to have a final project, a "thesis" if you will that is a documentary. And my topic of choice? Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity.

I have around 15 interviews on tape ranging from newly diagnosed Celiacs' to the gluten sensitive, world renowned experts on the topic, dietitians, researchers, gluten free cafe owners, and many more. It's a one-woman project - I acted as researcher, videographer, interviewer and editor. It's a lot of work, and nothing is perfect, but I'm excited to get this story out.

It will be 30 minutes long. I am hoping to apply for some grants so that I can make it feature length and tell the full story, I also hope to get funding to travel to people with unique stories.

Below you can watch a very brief teaser:

Untitled from liz clancy lerner on Vimeo.


Therese from Michigan said...

We missed you and Henry!!! So glad to see you're back!

Liz said...

Thanks, Therese! It's good to be back. I've missed this community.

Jen said...

AWESOME!!! I actually saw this last week when you posted that TCDG video on twitter. I can't wait to see the whole thing. You ROCK!!! Miss ya!!

Liz said...

Jen, your story is such an integral part to the film. I can't wait until it's done. Before it goes public in any way, I will have you take a look at it. Miss you too!!

Allie said...

hey liz!! this is so exciting! I can't wait to see the whole thing when it comes together. I've never seen anything like this done for celiac - awesome! good luck pulling it all together, I know doing this is very time consuming!

also - good luck & congrats on the move to up state ny!!

Liz said...

It'll be up on the web soon, Allie! With any luck it'll become a much larger project (I know I'm missing quite a few topics in it's current form).

I'll keep you posted :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome Liz - as always very professional looking. Is that Allen's keester in the trifle shot? Henry has been upstaged!! Good for you - you guys have bought a house! You will have to tell me more about the albany gig ...its looks like fun!!

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Did you ever post your documentary? I'd love to see it! :)