Filmmaker Miles Levin discusses growing-up with epilepsy and turning his experiences into the award-winning short film “Under the Lights”. Miles talks about his initial diagnosis at age 4 and details his long journey with epilepsy, focusing on the social impact that he experienced throughout childhood and adolescence. He explains how his initial reticence to attend an epilepsy camp as a teen gave way to embracing the opportunity and how this experience ultimately contributed to his passion for making movies that present authentic experiences of people with epilepsy.
Miles shares his goals in bringing “Under the Lights” to the screen and explains why he believes filmmaking can have a significant impact on the epilepsy community and how the general public views those living with epilepsy. Finally, Miles reveals how audience reactions to “Under the Lights” have encouraged him to expand the film into the first-ever, feature-length movie focusing on epilepsy.
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