Saturday, 21 May 2011

Vote for WPI!

Hi everybody!

We're writing to you today to ask you to show your support to the ME research via the Whittemore Peterson Institute.

They are running for the Chase Community Giving and there are only 4 days to go!

Help them win $500,000 and push the research further in order to cure ME!

This a video made from supporters of this cause:

Here are some instructions:

1. From your Facebook page, go to Chase Community Giving:
2. "Like" Chase Community Giving by clicking on the "Like" button.
3. Now search for Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease.
4. Cast your vote for WPI by clicking the "Vote Now!" button.

Thank you very much in advance! It's just a click so don't be afraid :D

All the best to you,


Thursday, 31 March 2011

What's new in WHAT ABOUT ME?

Well welcome to our all new singing, (well talking - interviews ) dancing hmm we'll work on that, new website! This will carry us through to the completion of the film, so this is the place to keep checking what's up.

Getting the new fundraising scheme attached , very soon, getting a new director out on the road to come in with the final story, (his identity to be revealed in due course.) Geoffrey still with us, but in the role of Executive Producer, success with his films and family issues, places him in this new position.

Hope you like the new page of friends and the building of the quilt, this may well be a part of the film poster, so if you would like to send your pic, we're still accepting them.

Also we will slowly release uncut interviews of some of your favorite folk starting with Malcolm Hooper, this will give insight of some great opinions on our subject. Find them always on the MEDIA page.

So keep in the loop here.

The Double D Team.

Friday, 28 January 2011

New link on the website!

Hello everyone,

Now we have landed into the new year with new energy, I
would like to point the way forward that we will take
with the film.

Look out for a new link (the new envelope button) on the
website where all visitors can leave their email addresses
so that we know who you are, and keep you up to date with
all happening with the film.

We know there are many problems arising all the time with
the issues on the discovery of the XMRV retro virus and
you all need a voice more than ever.

We are trying our very best to get into production by
the spring, so keep posted for calls for donations which
will be coming up, there are some new structures coming
into place. There will be fundraising events for private
investors, where you will learn the advantages for you on
investing in film.

We are seeking partners to the film, who are in the role
of fundraising themselves for ME, if you are one and would
be interested in what we have to say then please
let us know.

We look forward to your constant interaction, and please
watch for the new trailer!

Keep your spirits high


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Some thoughts and a call for help!

I recently attended a conference at Power to the Pixel on what is happening with online distribution of film. What I found interesting was the way in which people come together and bond virtually (like in Farmville and Facebook), due to a lack of community in their real lives. However, as we see with our online community, the internet has the power to not only make up for this said lack of community, but to supersede it. This new connectivity has allowed us to come together as we have with the website, this blog (100 countries and counting!) and the real gold, our Vimeo community. Here you, from all corners of our globe, have come together to share stories and more importantly your support for each other. If you have not yet checked it out, join in! The stories show us that by using the connectivity of the internet, no one stands alone. Click here to go to the group page.

Also if you have donated to our film through the button on the homepage, please let us know as we would like a clear record of your name and contact, many thanks! Visit Digital Documentaries or email us at

We also have a big call for help in Sweden, Spain, Australia and Canada. We would like to film in your countries, but for that we need help with the budget of the film. Therefore, if you would like the scientists, doctors and sufferers in your respective country focused upon in the film, then you can help! If you know of any private party or funding institute whom would be seriously interested in becoming involved then please let us know using the contact above!

More again soon

Friday, 10 September 2010

New Addition

Well here we are in September and what do we have - DEVELOPMENT money that is what!!! Our first executive producer has come on board, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, but what they have done is put us on the road to production! We are eternally grateful, and will shortly begin the process - what is the process you may ask? Well here we go, this coming up

: To finally form the story that we will follow, i.e. to start the schedule of where and who we will film, this includes many conversations, meetings, travel and research.

: To start filming issues that we cannot miss out on.

: To go full on for production sourcing for funds

: To make a trailer on what the film will be.

: To find the best cinematographers, editor, composer, distribution company and post production team that we can muster.

Now we have and are seeking interest from the global community, so the plan has grown from covering the UK and the USA to the world. We are in conversation with several countries at the moment, including Sweden, Spain, Pakistan and Australia. If you would like your country featured please contact us.

More to announce soon, onwards and upwards!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Call for Donations

Millions of people suffer from it worldwide. Twice as many as those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. Anyone can get it. There is no cure. Why should we care? Because it could be you!

WHAT ABOUT ME? Inside the dramatic search for a cure to ME/CFS, is a feature documentary that tells the powerful story of a mother's motivation to cure her daughter of an illness that has no diagnosis and no cure, with no place to go she vows to find a cure herself, whilst her daughter becomes more sick and confined to a wheelchair. The story of what love can do, is powerfully weaved through the world of suffering with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

17 million people around the world suffer from this mystery illness. It destroys lives, leaving people bed-bound and racked with pain suffering with devastating memory loss and confusion, unable to tolerate even the smallest amount of light or noise, and to this point there has been no known cure, but now at last, it seems that scientists may have found the answer.

The Whittemore Peterson Institute founded by Annette Whittemore to find a cure for her daughter, welcomed Dr Judy Mikovitz to their ranks. A straight talking cancer specialist, outraged by the lack of attention the illness ME was getting, and convinced that it must be related to a virulent virus, made it her mission to discover more - she believes she has - with a newly discovered human retrovirus XMRV she holds responsible for ME. With so much at stake will XMRV be revealed to be the cause of the illness? Will governments concede this to be true? Can it be treated with anti- retroviral drugs like HIV/AIDS, will this illness be wiped off the planet? Has Dr Mikovitz found the cure?

Click here if you would like to make a contribution to the film. Every dollar counts, and with your help, we will reveal the truth.

Thank you so much. Double D Productions.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

New Vimeo Group - The Start of an Online Community

We have spoken to you on facebook and twitter, on emails, even on the phone for some. NOW however, we want to see you! Not just in still photos but in your life.

We have set up a Vimeo group to upload your stories and experiences. We feel this will be a way of getting to know you more and a way for you to see and know each other! Let's start building the biggest forum of ME/CFS sufferers on the planet.

A minute or two, shot even from your phone, to upload on the link we have here. We want you in your location, just as you are. We look forward to meeting you!