WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY (22 MINUTES):

The film is best viewed in full-screen, with a friend.

A Typical Heart is a documentary exploring the deadly disparity between male and female heart disease, through the lens of healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and their families.

Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death among women. Yet 53% of early heart-attack symptoms in women are missed. More women have been dying of heart disease than men since the 1980s, but it’s still thought of as a man’s disease. Paramedics are taught to look for the “atypical symptoms” of women’s heart attack: like nausea, abdominal/neck/back pain. But why are these symptoms called “atypical” when women are more than half the population? This gender gap affects thousands of women. How did we get here? And how do we fix it?

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FREE PUBLIC SCREENING

10am – Sat., Sept. 7, 2019 inVictoria, BC

St. George’s Church,
3909 St. George’s Lane, 
Cadboro Bay, Victoria

This FREE Saturday morning event includes the first public screening of “A Typical Heart,” followed by a panel discussion featuring three of the heart patients interviewed for the documentary:

  • Laurie Blakeley (Port Alberni) who survived a heart attack caused by a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
  • Zamira Vicenzino (Victoria) who passed a full physical “with flying colours” just one week before suffering a heart attack caused by five blocked coronary arteries
  • Carolyn Thomas (Oak Bay) who was misdiagnosed with acid reflux in mid-heart attack and sent home from the ER despite her “textbook” heart attack symptoms

The moderator for the panel discussion is Cardiac Social Worker Barb Field. Admission is free, but space is limited so please reserve your seat by registering here. Coffee/tea and yummy snacks will be served. Special thanks to Carolyn Thomas for organizing this event!

PRIVATE SCREENING

Sept. 16, 2019 in London, UK

The Dorchester,
Park Lane, London,
UK

We are thrilled to be screening the film for top cardiologists and experts at this exclusive event.

The 2019 Meeting of Minds will bring together leading Cardiologists, Academics, Researchers, Clinicians, Medical Professionals and Patients to share and exchange knowledge and information, to further understanding, inform research, and to discuss and try to address unmet needs in Coronary Artery Spasm, Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction and Microvascular Angina.

A Typical Heart will screen as part of this one-day event. You can learn more here. Special thanks to Maria George for arranging this screening!


Contact Us

For Media Inquiries or to Arrange a Screening

Contact us if you’d like to arrange a local screening of the film for a group or at an event or conference: info@thedistillery.film

We’ve had requests to screen the film for healthcare institutions, medical conferences, patient advocacy groups and even private businesses. We can provide video files, a little bit of promotion, and maybe can help facilitate a connection for a visiting speaker or discussion. We are always happy to get the film screened for more people.

OFFICIAL TRAILER


A Typical Heart Box Art

A Typical Heart

22 Minutes

A Distillery Film Company Production

Funded by:
TELUS STORYHIVE

A Typical Heart is made possible with funding from STORYHIVE and is available for free on TELUS Optik TV On Demand

Produced with Mentorship Support of:
National Screen Institute


Credits

Directed by
Chris Beauchamp
Laura Beauchamp

Produced by
Cristina D’Alessandro
Laura Beauchamp
Chris Beauchamp

Written by
Cristina D’Alessandro
Chris Beauchamp

Edited by
Gordie Haakstad

Original Music by
Chris McIntyre

Cinematography
Chris Beauchamp
Laura Beauchamp

Production Manager
Sarah Jane Card

National Screen Institute Mentor
Connie Edwards

Medical Consultant
Dr. Ed O’Brien

Interviewers
Chris Beauchamp
Cristina D’Alessandro

Research
Cristina D’Alessandro

Illustrator
Robin Sissons

Motion Graphics
Gordie Haakstad

Post-Production Sound
Chris McIntyre

Additional Cinematography by
Bryan Harris

Los Angeles Camera Assistant
Ryan McBay

Production Sound
Laura Beauchamp

Sound Assistant
James Beauchamp

Still Photography
Beauchamp Photography

Legal Counsel
Linda Callaghan, Ackroyd LLP

NSI Project Managers
Elise Swerhone
Shelly Quade

STORYHIVE Project Manager
Kristy Assu

Featuring
Heather Evans
Karyna Parsons
Grace Dierssen
Laurie Blakely
Zamira Vicenzino
Cynthia Culhane
Carolyn Thomas
Christina Stuwe
Dr. Noel Bairey-Merz
Dr. Jacqueline Saw
Dr. Tara Sedlak
Dr. Kara Nerenberg
Dr. Doreen Rabi
Dr. Bobby Heydari
Dr. Ed O’Brien
Donna Hastings
Cristina D’Alessandro

Special Thanks
Our STORYHIVE Pitch Supporters
Connie Edwards
Kelly Johnston
Rusty McColl
Skyler Evans
Patrice Lindsay
Anita Pieterse
Dominique Mongeon
Austin Headley
Donna Hastings
Shaun Cathcart
Smita Acharyya
Sally Stewart
Ava Karvonen
Davide D’Alessandro
Byron A. Martin
The D’Alessandro Family
Vj Bala
Emily Glazer
Anna Rybalko
Tania Stirpe
Dr. Sharon Mulvagh
Shirley Zhu
Emmanuel Evdemon
Rose Lopetrone
Ellen Ross
Anne Guilfoyle
Suzan Bianchi
Rebecca Graham
Towagh Behr
Dawn Smith
Linda Ellis
Milada Pajevic
Tiffany Akins
Trish Merrithew-Mercredi
Ernie Urdal
Andrew Busch
Ashkan Parsa
Ashleigh Brabbins
Grace Ehrlich
Howard Paje
Joanne Gamache
Katie Kim
Lucie Gravelle
Naomi Robinson
Satwant Grewal
Mike Bourree
Lily Monette
Ken Schoepp
Amanda Frayn
Rob Barone
Dale Miller
Ira Parsons
Danny Murphy
Kate B. Parsons
Felicity K. Parsons
Claire Parsons
Landon Culhane
Sven Stuwe
Memphis Stuwe
Maureen Gardin
Suzanne Bell
Cloe Cameron
Carolyn Parkes
Mathew Mosveen
Liam Uganecz
Justin Lam
Ber Gulbrandsen
Karen Evans
Pat Johnson
Eileen Pepler
Robin Stone
Cini John
Yong-Xiang Chen
Catherine Diao
Nadia Maarouf
Jingti Deng
Samantha Toker
Raj Sharma
Jacqueline Flewitt
Patricia Feuchter
David Patchell-Evans
Laurie Irwin
Robin Sissons
Graham Beauchamp
Kelli Thachuk
Dean Thachuk
Lorraine Shack
Heath Gerhardt
Alexa Gerhardt
Liam Gerhardt
Jim Gerhardt
Linda Gerhardt
Julie Gerhardt
Terry Scerbak
Sheila Briody
Petra Tribo
John Tribo
Donna Guptell


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