Pedro Camacho | Alzheimer’s: A Love Story (2015)
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Alzheimer's: A Love Story
year: 2015

Alzheimer’s: A Love Story ( IMDb 8.2/10 ) follows Greg and Michael as they struggle with a disease eradicating the memory of their relationship 40+ years in the making.
Featured short in shortoftheweek.com.
Awards:

  • Best Music (Prairie State Film Festival)
  • Student Visionary Award (Geneva Film Festival)
  • Alternative Spirit Award (Rhode Island FF)
  • Best of the Fest Award (Laguna Film Festival)
  • Best Documentary Short (Laguna Film Festival)
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Short (Laguna Film Festival)
  • Best Documentary Short (Chagrin Documentary Film Festival)
  • Best Documentary (Humboldt Film Festival)
  • People’s Choice (Humboldt Film Festival)
  • Honorable Mention (U.S.A. Film Festival)
  • Audience Favorite (Queer Bit Alt Reel Film Festival)
  • Jury Award (Queer Bit Alt Reel Film Festival)
  • Best Short Film (Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase/ Short Films)
  • Best LGBT (Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase/ Short Film)
  • Documentary Short — Student Film Best Award (Wild Rose)
  • Best Documentary Short Runner Up (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
  • Best Documentary (Downtown NYC Short Film Festival)
  • Tied for Audience Award for Best Documentary Short (Outfest LGBT Film Festival, LA)
  • Audience Choice Award (Toronto Queer West Film Festival)
  • Jury Award Best Documentary (Durban, South Africa)
  • Best Dramatic Short (Burbank International Film Festival, Burbank, CA)
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary (CMG Film Festival, West Hollywood, CA)
  • Jury Award for Best Documentary (CMG Film Festival, West Hollywood, CA)

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that accounts for roughly 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. It is caused by the death or malfunction of nerve cells in the brain, and results in eventual deterioration of memory, behavior, and basic bodily functions. Those diagnosed with the disease live an average of 8 years after their symptoms first become noticeable- it’s been 11 years for Greg. He lives at a memory care facility in Chicago and can no longer walk, go to the bathroom, or feed himself without assistance, let alone carry on a conversation. Every day a man named Michael comes and visits for a couple hours. No one can say for sure if Greg knows who Michael is or why he comes every day, but from Michael’s point of view it’s only natural that he do so- after all, Michael has loved Greg since the day they met 40 years ago.

Starring
Michael Horvich
Gregory Maire

Directed and Produced by:

Monica Petruzzelli
Gabe Schimmel
Amanda Le
Riani Singgih

Music composed by Pedro Macedo Camacho.

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