"A film about pain and self-acceptance.”
A young woman struggling with scoliosis has her life upended by her parents after several failed attempts to seek treatment on her own.
WHITE NOISE is a short film about Dana's struggles with chronic pain due to her scoliosis. Determined to feel better, Dana goes on a wild goose chase, meeting with various doctors, attempting every form of treatment. Eventually she loses all trust in health care, isolating herself. Convinced that they are the only ones who can save her, her parents move her back home to give her the support that she unknowingly craves and in doing so, Dana learns to take control of her condition and heal her family dynamics. .
White Noise is an inspirational story that tackles the subject matters of chronic pain and it's link to depression, family dynamics, self-acceptance and the importance in finding the right doctor.
Scoliosis is a genetic condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine, which occurs most often during the growth spurt before puberty. Most cases are mild, but some children develop spinal deformities that become more severe over time.
Scoliosis can be extremely painful and difficult to treat, and can affect the body's muscles and organs. It is often coupled with low self-esteem due to body dysmorphia and depression.
Scoliosis is a lifelong condition that affects 2 - 3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States.
Written by and starring Caroline Heinle
Directed by SanMartin Garcia
SanMartin Garcia is a writer, director and editor from New York. He graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2017 and has done numerous commercial and film work all over New York City while honing his voice as a writer/ director.
Heinle was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 15 years old, but decided to hold off on surgery until she was an adult. She blogged about her surgery at NYU Langone Spine Center and was featured in the NY Post and Daily Mail.
WHITE NOISE is based on her story. Heinle is passionate about self care, addiction prevention, embracing our imperfections and the power in human connection.
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