Blog Archive

Looking toward the future: An update from Mandy Hughes

Happy New Year to my wonderful Lyme family! I’ve heard that my friends would like an update. Well, here goes: Sean and I are doing well and still living in sunny Orlando, Florida. After filming for...

Jan 27, 2009

Feeling the pressure: An update on Dr. Charles Ray Jones

Many people ask us, What’s happening with Dr. Jones? For those of you unfamiliar with the history of Dr. Charles Ray Jones, the Lyme pediatrician featured in UNDER OUR SKIN, you may want to watch...

Jan 27, 2009

Lyme destroys families: An update from Jordan Fisher Smith

As we shot the final scenes in UNDER OUR SKIN I was trying to live without antibiotic therapy. My doctors and I had attempted this before but within a couple of weeks of quitting, each time, I...

Jan 25, 2009

Life is coming back: An update from Dana Walsh

Today is my one year wedding anniversary. Yes, I married that beautiful man in the film. Timothy Tobias. Life is good. If someone were to tell me five years ago that I would be diagnosed with Lyme...

Jan 25, 2009

Lyme film wins “Wild and Scenic” award

UNDER OUR SKIN won an Honorable Mention at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental film festival in the United States. Set in the wild-west town of Nevada City, CA, this...

Jan 15, 2009

A message from Kentucky, where "Lyme don't exist"

Received by email 12/19/08 from Anonymous in Kentucky: Hello...I've so much appreciated the emails you send me. I am disabled from Lyme disease, and on September 14th, during a windstorm, my home...

Dec 20, 2008

Seasons greetings from the UNDER OUR SKIN team!

Happy holidays from all of us at Open Eye Pictures. We wish you all the best in health, hearth and heart for the coming year. Stay tuned for exciting news about UNDER OUR SKIN, including the launch...

Dec 19, 2008

UNDER OUR SKIN gallops through the West

Last week the Salt Lake Film Society screened UNDER OUR SKIN at the Leonardo Theater as part of its series on health films. The theater was filled to capacity, with many viewers attesting that Lyme...

Dec 10, 2008

Interview with Dr. Oz, Oprah & Friends, airs Nov. 26th

Last month, I was interviewed by Dr. Mehmet Oz from Oprah & Friends' Network, along with Washington, DC medical correspondent, Kathy Fowler. The interview is now scheduled to broadcast...

Nov 22, 2008

Film wins two Freddie Awards--the "Oscars" of health care

On November 14th, UNDER OUR SKIN received two prestigious awards at the annual Freddie Awards, sponsored by the International Health and Medical Media Awards and considered to be the "Oscars of...

Nov 20, 2008