Director - Elissa Leonard
Script - Elissa Leonard, Patrick Prentice
Camera - Nick Gardner
Music - Charlie Barnett
Cast - Annet Mahendru, Andrew Ballard, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Richard Pilcher, Michael Gabel, Mark Ziv, Bethany Hoffman
Producer - Elissa Leonard
Production - PCAFilm, EL Productions
A feisty nurse takes on the medical establishment when she uncovers an epidemic of misdiagnosis.
When nurse Sally Pacholok learns that her recent bouts of dizziness and fatigue are the result of a B-12 deficiency, she tries unsuccessfully to educate doctors at her hospital about this debilitating, often fatal condition, which mimics multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, and a host of better-known diseases. As she watches misdiagnosed patients wasting away and dying, she decides to write a book.
Based on a true story.
“I read her book in 2009. As soon as I read her book, I said, “Wow! I have the best health care in the world and I didn’t know about this.” So I called her up and I told her that we should make a movie out of this. I wasn’t sure if it should be a documentary or a feature film. She was totally game and I went out met her. I went around with a camcorder and discovered there were so many people involved with B-12 vitamin deficiency. There were lots of injured patients. Lots of physicians were injured, because they didn’t know. I ended up posting it on YouTube to research on my screenplay. Hundreds of people called me and e-mailed saying that information saved their lives. It was clear there was a huge knowledge deficit. After that happened, my writing partner and I decided to make this into a feature film. We interviewed Sally and we wrote the script.“
Elissa Leonard for


Independent Film Festival, Washington '15 – Best Feature


  • 27.03.2017
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