Award of Excellence – “Twisted Gift” (USA)

Title: Twisted Gift
Runtime: 11 min
Country: USA
Director: Melissa Michaels
Placement: Award of Excellence 
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: In this film short, Melissa Michaels dances through her healing journey from late stage ovarian cancer to no evidence of disease. Weaving together images from her surgery, chemotherapy, and unique creative process, her story of liberation is transparently shared. Vulnerable, raw, and inspiring, a picture of what is possible when movement becomes medicine and faith becomes the focus.