Ruyak Media
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Documentary

The Not-Dying Girl

About the Film

Lauren McCullough was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer just weeks after graduating from high school. Inspired by Lauren’s remarkable blog, this program is titled, The Not-Dying Girl. The film traces Lauren’s powerful battle to survive and her efforts to promote awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research. It also highlights her ‘bucket list’ accomplishments including experiencing the wedding of her dreams.

This KVIE ViewFinder documentary is co-written and co-produced by Ruyak Media with DosEckes Productions.

Scenes from the crest theater premier of “the Not-Dying Girl”

Gallery photo credit: Marc Kallweit

 
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Watch the Full Movie (26mins 53sec):

Lauren’s Blog

“My thoughts, feelings, and overall journey through my second diagnosis of cancer.”


behind the scenes Images from the making of The Not-Dying Girl, co-written and co-produced by Ruyak Media with Dos Eckes Productions.


Production Team

Executive Producer
BETH RUYAK
Producers
BETH RUYAK
SUZANNE ECKES-WAHL
JIM ECKES
Writers
BETH RUYAK
SUZANNE ECKES-WAHL
Editor / Online Editor
JIM ECKES
Assistant Editor
PETER ECKES
Director of Photography
KEN DAY, SACRAMENTO
BILL PARIS, HONOLULU
Additional Photography
JOEL KING
BRENDAN DAY
Audio  
ROBERT NEELY, SACRAMENTO
SCOTT CULBERTSON, HONOLULU
Production Assistant
HUNTER JONES
Website and Branding  
CARSEN ANTHONISEN
HALEY TITUS
MARIA VALENZUELA

 

Special Thanks

The McCullough Family

Dr. Kent W. Jolly, MD

Egor Kireyev-Shupta & DeAngela Castex

KVIE 6

Capital Public Radio

Crews Control

EdgeFog Films

Allyson Wiley Photography

This program was made possible through funding by:
Michael McWhirter & James Ruyak

Additional funding was provided by:
Friends of Lauren McCullough

 

Kickstarter Funders

Friends of Lauren McCullough
Heather Collins
Haley Corina
Don Curtis
Tom DeLuca
Jim Eckes
Suzanne Eckes-Wahl
The Creative Fund
G.J.H. Godbold
Kaitlin Gooding
Candice Kandt
The Kingsbury Family
Egor Kireyevshupta
Eric Hokum
Deanne McCullough-Chapin
John McCullough
Ethan McWhirter
Michael McWhirter
Jenneane Rocha
Tamara Scott, CPNP
Melissa Simmons
Daniel Snyder
Haley Titus
Lucas Wallace
Cammie Woodward
Bill Yeates


Beth Ruyak’s interviews of Lauren and family members on Insight

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