Through the eyes of the world’s best athletes, paired with groundbreaking scientific insight, THRIVE introduces a new era in brain injury detection & treatment — allowing those who suffer from head trauma to not just survive, but to thrive.
This feature length film investigates how the concussion conversation can be changed through technology, treatment centers in the United States and the use of alternative medicine through the eyes of the world’s toughest athletes, everyday people and war veterans. Each subject in the film is linked through the eyes of former rugby star Koby Stevens and the treatment he has gone through. The film introduces breakthrough treatments that have these athletes living their best lives.
A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing
Traumatic Brain injuries mild to severe is becoming an epidemic . It has now become the number one emergency ward hospitalisation in Australia and also the United states. This film explores not only the treatment and new scientific approaches to them through real life situations but it also explores family life and the care needed from family members and the community for sufferers .
What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?
We’re on a mission to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury through programs that build community and foster resilience.
Over 3 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
occur in AUS each year
That's one every 11 seconds
What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?
We hope to drive education, awareness and hope to not only sufferers but also the community, doctors and large sporting organisations about treatment and the way medicine is used around the world to have an impact on TBI sufferers.
How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?
As a producer i have been building relationships with all the characters and doctors in this film for the last two years . I have brought together a crictically acclaimed team to ensure the stories in this film are told to their truest form but also told in an amazing cinematic experience. The story line and issues in it speak for themselves. This film will achieve its outcomes by staying true to the characters stories in it
How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?
A critically acclaimed team of producers, directors and composers have been brought together to collob on this film. The Team has 16 Emmies between them on previous documentarys. We have been in pre production for three months and meeting 4 times a week to ensure once production kicks off we are completely in control of the destiny of this film
Audience Engagement and Social Impact
What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?
I hope this film will drive conversations, awareness and hope around Traumatic brain injuries. it will foster closer relationships for sufferers . And most of all it will make sufferers who are suffering in silence come forward and receive the correct treatment and care to allow them to live a positive life.
Measurement and Evaluation
What is the projects indicators for success?
This film will allow us to set up an outreach program that helps improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury through programs that build community and foster resilience. It will be a conversation starter to a lot larger outcome and will drive awareness to the largest organisation in the world and question our approaches to medicine on a global basis. It will be news worthy.