Mito-Kids: Documenting Life

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1 Sep , 2010   Posted by:


Mito-Kids: Documenting Life is a short documentary about four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This video family history follows the Dole family as they are diagnosed with a series of diverse medical problems including diabetes, deafness, seizures, fatigue issues, thyroid problems and dementia. Frustrated by the lack of information available, they look for answers, while maintaining a focus on living their lives to the fullest. Marc Dole is the father of these four young women and the film’s producer and director.

Film Details

Director: Marc A. Dole

Writer: Marc A. Dole

Year of Release: 2009

Running Time: 18

New England Connection: This short film was produced entirely by New Hampshire filmmakers. Marc Dole is a NH native and the owner and founder of Hatchling Studios in Portsmouth. Karlina Lyons, Producer, lives in Portsmouth and works at Hatchling. Jonathon Millman, DP, was raised in NH and currently lives in Dover.

Director(s) Bio:: Marc Dole, Producer/Director/Father of four daughters with mitochondrial disease. Marc is the owner and founder of the award winning Hatchling Studios, an alumni member of the New Hampshire Film Commission, Speaker, Panelist and Filmmaker. His films, including The Toll, Endurance Challenge, and The Norman Rockwell Code, have screened at over 100 film festivals, with 12 “best of” awards.