Run Greg Run – Project Scleroderma

RUN GREG RUN

THE STORY

“Run Greg Run” is a remarkable and highly inspirational story about a man named Greg Cohen, an athletic trainer and distance runner, who also suffers from a rare incurable autoimmune disease called Scleroderma. Scleroderma is a disease that causes hardening of the connective tissue with symptoms such as: painful tightening of the skin, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, digital ulcers, and difficulty breathing – among other challenging symptoms.

This documentary tells the story of how Greg set out on an incredible mission to run 4 marathons in 1 year, in an effort to raise awareness and in support of a community of patients who are struggling and in desperate need of a cure. For someone with this condition running just 1 marathon is amazing, let alone 4! The film highlights how Greg’s grit, determination and passion for a cause that is deeply personal to him carried him through to achieve a remarkable goal.

THE STORY

“Run Greg Run” is a remarkable and highly inspirational story about a man named Greg Cohen, an athletic trainer and distance runner, who also suffers from a rare incurable autoimmune disease called Scleroderma. Scleroderma is a disease that causes hardening of the connective tissue with symptoms such as: painful tightening of the skin, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, digital ulcers, and difficulty breathing – among other challenging symptoms.

This documentary tells the story of how Greg set out on an incredible mission to run 4 marathons in 1 year, in an effort to raise awareness and in support of a community of patients who are struggling and in desperate need of a cure. For someone with this condition running just 1 marathon is amazing, let alone 4! The film highlights how Greg’s grit, determination and passion for a cause that is deeply personal to him carried him through to achieve a remarkable goal.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Brandan Giehl, a New Jersey native, studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a major in Film/Video Production. Since his time at UArts, Brandan has pursued a career in Cinematography, having been behind the camera on various projects ranging from television series and commercials to documentaries and music videos.

“Run Greg Run” is currently making its way through the film festival circuit, with an official selection by DOCUTAH International Film Festival screening in Nov. 2022 and submissions out for several more festivals as well. Once the festival run is complete, sometime in 2023, the film will be more widely released on streaming platforms to generate an even greater level of awareness and support for scleroderma research.

CREDITS

“Run Greg Run” was Executively Produced by Christy McCaffrey, Founder/ Director of Project Scleroderma, Bill Conell and JC Costa, Co-Owners of New Pace Productions, and co-produced by Shawn McMullen, Creative Director at New Pace Productions. Project Scleroderma is a 501c3 non profit organization with a primary purpose of raising awareness of scleroderma. The organization uses documentary films and videos as a vehicle for awareness.