A Summer to Save My Life

The Garden Productions Channel 4 08.11.17

Full post production on 1 x 60 minute documentary for Channel 4.

This intimate film from Channel 4 follows a small group of cancer patients over a single life-changing summer as they undergo treatment at the very cutting edge of cancer medicine: immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy is a pioneering new treatment which boosts the body's own natural defenses to fight cancer. Showing spectacular success in trial phases, it often has fewer debilitating side effects than chemotherapy, allowing patients to go 'cancer incognito' in their daily lives.

The film also follows the group in-between treatment sessions - for an intense summer of love, laughter and living, not 'fighting'.  Challenging common preconceptions about what cancer patients and cancer treatments look like, the documentary follows these patients as they discover whether the immunotherapy is working or not, and whether it has given them the most precious gift of all: more time.

Their treatment takes place at the internationally renowned The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, a world-leading specialist cancer hospital that treats more than 50,000 cancer patients a year.

Perry Gibbs graded the documentary using Digital Visions Nucoda, whilst Tam Osman completed the online using Avid Symphony.

Sonny Lota mixed the audio using ProTools 12.

Post produced by Chelsea Chandler.

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