‘The scanner’ is an enlightening film that tells us how innovative information technology is being used to diagnose and treat a rare genetic condition and illustrates the power of IT to improve our health and well-being.

The film I shot with director Ed McGown featuring Dr Alastair Garfield and Kate McAllister about PWS just won at Sheffield. A fabulous night was had by all up here celebrating. I’m over the moon!!

The judges were as follows:
Kevin Macdonald, Oscar winning Director of One Day in September
David Bond, Director of award winning documentary, Erasing David
Elizabeth Sparrow, President BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,
Frank Boyd, Creative Director, Crossover
Heather Croall, Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest

The film shows how the latest computing technology influences the lives of patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome – a rare genetic condition that causes near permanent hunger, leading in turn to chronic obesity. Dr Alastair Garfield and Kate McAllister MA explain how technology is helping scientists change the lives of sufferers for the better.

Shot on the Sony Ex1 with Letus 35mm adapter, Miller DS20 and Glidetrack HD1.5m

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