Everything Will Be Okay, Filmmaker Chronicles His Battle with ALS in Documentary Film

Everything Will Be Okay is an upcoming feature length documentary that takes a uniquely personal look at life with the debilitating motor neuron disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Filmmaker Patrick O’Brien began work on the film in 2005, when he was diagnosed with the disease and given just 2 to 5 years to live (he was 30 years old at the time). Now severely disabled by the disease, O’Brien is raising funds on RocketHub to finance completion of the film.

This unconventional motion picture explores what it means to live, what it means to die and what is important in life. Containing no talking heads or lengthy interviews, instead the film relies on a distinct visual style all its own. It’s an apologetic look at survival that promises to raise some eyebrows and turn heads. ALS freezes the human body but leaves the mind sharp. His unique vantage point, combined with O’Brien’s dark humor and outside-the-box blog entries, will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and continually guessing…

Everything Will Be Okay by Patrick O'Brien

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