Saturday, May 11, 2013

Find Your Mojo | Jujitsu-ing Reality

Writing a movie is difficult enough. Imagine writing it from a wheelchair without the ability to speak or move. That’s the unbelievable truth of what Scott Lew did for his new film, Sexy Evil Genius.

In 2004, Lew was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), which has since left the writer a mute pentaplegic. (He can’t move his four limbs, neck or head) He’s forced to breathe with a ventilator and communicates with the help of an assistant, as well as an infrared dot on his forehead.

Despite living with ALS, screenwriter Scott Lew maintains his voice in the world through his scripts, giving added meaning to the expression "living to write.” Scott’s story is one of an indomitable spirit triumphing over tragedy.


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