With a 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease, is it better to know your future or live in the moment?
Lillian Hanly has a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease. With a number of her family testing positive for the gene, and her mother already affected by it, she must come to a decision. Get tested now or continue to live on in the unknown.
“You may lose me well before I die.” – Lillian Hanly
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Director: Lillian Hanly
Lillian was raised in Tāmaki Makaurau in a bicultural family, a worldview that very much informs all the work she does. In 2017, she completed her Master’s degree in Film, Television and Media Studies and since then has been the News and Editorial Director at 95bFM, worked part-time for Showtools as a creative producer, and been a research assistant at GFC Films. Last year she worked for The Hui, and, now based in Pōneke, is the Political Producer for TVNZ.
Producer: Sara Shirazi
Sara is a producer working in theatre, film and TV. She was the 2017 Basement Theatre Producer in Residence and over the last 6 years has produced a number of highly successful theatre shows. Most recently Sara has worked on popular kids stop motion animation TV show, Kiri and Lou, an RNZ documentary, This Is Us, commemorating the Christchurch attacks and theatre show, Standard Acts, at Basement Theatre.
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