Spiral Up – Nathan’s Story

This video is the trailer for Spiral Up, a documentary about Nathan, a young man who suffers from Huntington’™s Disease. The film documents Nathan’™s battle with the disease but the real purpose is to record his amazing spirit.

Commentary By: Daniel DiRito

The following video is a trailer for a documentary titled, Spiral Up. The film’™s release date has yet to be established. The film was the idea of Scott Seskind, a social worker at a nursing home in Boulder where Nathan, the subject of the documentary (who also has Huntington’™s Disease) lives.

I first met Scott over a year ago when I responded to his Craigslist ad in search of a videographer. When I first spoke to Scott, he expressed his interest in making the film. Once we began filming, it was evident that Nathan was a remarkable person and it was also obvious why Scott had chosen to make the documentary.

Since then, we’™ve been meeting, primarily on the weekends, and spending time filming Scott’™s conversations with Nathan and some of the other patients who know him at the nursing home.

While it can be said that we’™re documenting Nathan’™s battle with his disease’¦the real purpose, since the outset, has been to document his amazing spirit. You’™ll note in the trailer that Scott has pondered his motivations for making the film. Trust me when I say that he needn’™t do so’¦and anyone who takes the time to see Spiral Up will quickly realize that Nathan’™s story needed to be told.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

Saturday, June 28th, 2008 by Richard Blair |

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