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.

The Not-Dying Girl will air on KVIE - Sacramento PBS in the ViewFinder Series:

February 6, 2019 7:00pm
February 8, 2019 4:00pm
February 9, 2019 7:30am
February 10, 2019 6:30pm
-plus multiple airings on KVIE2

The documentary will be posted at www.kvie.org after its February 6 airing. View the trailer here:

 
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Lauren’s Blog

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



Behind the Scenes of The Not-Dying Girl

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

 

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

Support for this project came from
Michael McWhirter & James Ruyak

Additional Funding came from
Friends of Lauren McCullough

 
 

 

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

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