(C)ANSWERS moves those whose lives have been touched by cancer, and the complexities of cancer treatment options, by delivering an insightful exploration of the challenges encountered in the pursuit of healing. Through the lens of Ray Odom’s search for his own therapeutic regimen, (C)ANSWERS boldly confronts a system that encourages financial profit at the expense of public health and safety. This stirring film evidences beneficial integrative medicine therapies, including Cannabis, while revealing how current systems inhibit access to them. (C)ANSWERS prompts us to question the established order and traditional wisdom, and advocate for policy changes that enhance public health. Join the movement! #CANSWERS
Breht Gardner is a Peabody-award-winning filmmaker, skilled in the various facets of filmmaking, including writing, producing, directing, shooting, editing and sound mixing. His works have been showcased on PBS and CNN and at ten international film festivals, including Sundance and Cannes. Most recently, he served as a producer and shooter on the award-winning PBS series 180 Days.
(C)ANSWERS is Kali’s producing debut. She launched a successful personal brand and image communication firm in 2000 out of a commitment to helping others understand, define and share their own messages. Kali paired Carnegie Mellon chemical engineering degree with experience in R&D, marketing and sales for boutique and Fortune 10 companies alike, to build a business that teaches people how to share their stories.
Garland McLaurin is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker; his love for storytelling comes from its power to artistically explore the complex and conflicting social and psychological layers of people and society. His current project is POPS, a web-series exploring fatherhood for African American men funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium.
Wendy Eley Jackson
As the Founder and Executive Producer of Auburn Avenue Films, Wendy Eley Jackson translates creative currency into business strategy! A native of Atlanta, GA, she brings 25 plus years of television broadcasting and film experience to help navigate the intersection of creative minds with film, television, and multimedia content creation.
CANSWERS follows the emotional journey of cancer patient Ray Odom through traditional oncology and medical cannabis treatments and displays the anxiety of diagnosis, the joy of success and the desperation of last-chance natural medicines. The film offers a philosophical examination of how cancer changes lives and showcases some of the lesser known diverse treatment options available through cannabis research. It is a sensitive and optimistic look into the realities of living with cancer.
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“Finally, a film that educates and implores the masses to take their health into their own hands to achieve the results traditional healthcare alone can not. (C)ANSWERS is a definitive tool for effective, alternative treatments readily available today, told in an thought-provoking and entertaining way.”
~ Kip Andersen,
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