Stars of Cancer, a feature-length documentary film intended for release this year, shines a light on international scientists who have dedicated their lives to developing breakthrough cancer treatments available to patients worldwide.
British film producer and director Michael Redwood is coordinating an Oscar and BAFTA winning team on the production, alongside Bulgarian film producer, Zlatina Filipova, who is also a medical doctor.
Michael Redwood (pictured) partnered with Tony Scott during the late 1980s, based at West London’s Film-Photo Design Studio, working on titles such as: Aliens, Romancing the Stone, and Out of Africa.
The film’s goal is to reveal a completely different angle on the disease, featuring the personal stories of leading scientists and medical professionals, whilst also revealing how funding impacts the development of so many pioneering new treatments and exactly how it’s spent.
Michael said: “We believe that taking viewers into the hidden world of research and its scientists will answer the many questions most people are simply afraid to ask about the disease. It was a total surprise to learn that these super-scientists actually exist. We discovered them by accident.”
Redwood is mainly known as writer and director of the award-winning Katherine of Sinai’: The Story of Katherine of Alexandria (2018), which featured an all-star cast including Peter O’Toole, Edward Fox, Steven Berkoff, Samantha Beckinsale, Joss Ackland and Brian Blessed.
His production team is raising funds to ensure the film is independent and available to audiences world-wide, so not tied to one platform, such as Netflix or Sky.
He said: “We believe it’s a film that should be accessible to everyone, no matter which platform they use or which country they live in, which is why we won’t accept production funds from competing networks. This is a people’s film, so we’ll raise funds ourselves, with help from those visiting our website.”
All revenue profits from global sales of the film will go towards further research into cancer. The film will also be available in cinemas as well as on all TV networks.
Michael sold his vintage guitar collection to start the ball rolling to fund the film and Zlatina has heavily invested in some of the production equipment.
He said: “My guitars were fabulous but they never cured anyone. We hope this will inspire others to be part of this important film project and join the fight against cancer.”
The production team have raised £40,000 so far and are appealing for additional funding.
For more information about Stars of Cancer please visit the film’s official website www.starsofcancer.com