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VANCOUVER, BC, February 27, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Canadian independent film production company, Corazon Productions Ltd, is pleased to announce the U.S. theatrical release of their new award-winning feature length documentary "Waiting for My Real Life" in 94 theaters throughout the United States. "Waiting for My Real Life" is one of six independent films from around the world selected for Carmike Cinemas "Independent Film Series."
This is an American story about a young man's courageous battle against incredible odds. It's also a tragic love story. Jeremy Norman (aka Youtube personality "usedtobe803") is 23 years old. Bedridden for three years, Jeremy is trapped in the basement of his parents house. As a child, he was diagnosed with a rare disease that caused extremely low levels of testosterone. Everything he ate turned to fat. He also had an addiction to soda. The result - his body exploded to over 800 pounds.
Jeremy has been married for five years. Roberta met him online and the two teenagers fell in love. They went to college together and dreamed of both becoming artists. But Jeremy's weight continued to escalate and their dreams started to slip away. Three years ago, Jeremy went through gastric bypass surgery in an attempt to save his life. Roberta sat by his bedside through all the suffering and five near death experiences he endured following complications to his surgery.
Jeremy survived. Unable to walk due to scar tissue and complications from his operation, Jeremy's only hope is another surgery. If successful, he will be able to live a normal life. We journey through Jeremy's life from childhood to today as he continues his fight and waits for his real life to begin.
"Waiting for My Real Life" also reveals the most significant threat to America's future. Obesity is now regarded as the major cause of death in the US and is the biggest global pandemic in the world today. The documentary exposes this pandemic as being fueled by collusion between the food industry and the U.S. government. On the other side of the war in Washington, doctors, scientists and lawyers battle the food industry and the U.S. Congress.
Filmed throughout the United States, "Waiting for My Real Life" is directed by one of Canada's finest documentary makers, Geoff Bowie, (The Universal Clock, The Nature of Things) and produced by Canadian father and son team, Michael Harrison and Jonathan Harrison (The Lanza Sessions).
For complete theater listings for "Waiting for My Real Life" go to: www.corazonproductions.ca
For more information about Carmike Cinema's "Independent Film Series" go to: http://independentfilmseries.com/
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