TFI Network | 2016

Four families and one bedridden filmmaker fight to live in spite of the most devastating, prevalent, and invisible disease your doctor has never (really) heard of.

Jennifer Brea Jennifer Brea

Jennifer is a doctoral student at Harvard University on indefinite medical leave. Prior to that, she was a print journalist in Beijing and East Africa, and earned her AB in Politics from Princeton.... more»

Lindsey Dryden Lindsey Dryden

With a background in television documentary (BBC, Channel 4, History Channel), Lindsey’s films have shown at festivals including SXSW, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Film Society of Lincoln... more»

Patricia E. Gillespie Patricia E. Gillespie

Patricia is an Almendros and Wasserman award-winning filmmaker, currently serving as Line Producer on MacArthur-grantee Whose Streets?  She will be pitching her directorial debut, American... more»

Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts, A.C.E. is an Emmy-winning editor of feature documentaries. Her recent work includes The Hunting Ground, American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Waiting for... more»

Emiliano Battista

Emiliano Battista is a London-based film editor of award winning feature documentaries, dramas and television programs. His films include 3 ½ Minutes (Special Jury Prize Sundance 2015, HBO),... more»

Additional Credits

Deborah Hoffmann (Executive Producer & Creative Advisor)

Kim Roberts (Editor)

Emiliano Battista (Editor)

Filmed from my bed using innovative techniques, CANARY IN A COAL MINE is an emotive, often funny and intimate journey into the lives of people that medicine has forgotten.

Genre: Documentary