MIMBolide Productions Co.

P.O. Box 3050
Carmichael, CA 95609

Living Now (click here to purchase)

(code-name: "Project MD")

boys"Living Now" Official Trailer

In 2003, Sarah Barbulesco began her mission to create a film to raise awareness about and research funding for Muscular Dystrophy. "Living Now" tells the story of a struggling family that deals with a variety of difficult issues, only one of which is the news of young Dru's diagnosis with MD.

"Living Now" premiered on Saturday, November 14th, 2009, at 1pm at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, CA, and has since shown on February 7th at The Firehouse 5 in Sacramento, CA.

A video of the Q&A panel from the screening at the Firehouse 5 can be viewed here.

The film is now on its way to wide distribution. Information regarding future screenings will be posted as soon as it is available.

"Living Now" Press Release 1/14/2010

“LIVING NOW,” a feature film created by Carmichael resident Sarah Barbulesco to benefit Muscular Dystrophy (MD) research, will show at The Firehouse 5, 2014 B 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818, on Sunday, February 7, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. This heartfelt film tells the story of a family struggling with a variety of issues, only one of which is the diagnosis of their son Dru with MD.

The impetus of this film goes back many years, to when Barbulesco was babysitting her neighbors' children. When one of the kids was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Barbulesco knew it was important for her to learn about what was happening to "her kid." She learned that DMD is caused by a lack of dystrophin production in the body. Without dystrophin, muscles weaken over time, and the disease eventually results in respiratory failure. There are about 40 different types of MD and many of these, including DMD, have no known treatment, let alone a cure.

Barbulesco decided to use her passion for film to produce “LIVING NOW" as a benefit for MD research. The film tells the tale of the fictional and troubled Bradford family. Young Dru Bradford doesn't see much of his mother Kara, instead spending most of his time with his Aunt Guin and best friend Brian. Dru's diagnosis with MD, however, acts as a catalyst for many changes and struggles for all three Bradfords. Dru and Brian hold tight to their friendship as the rest of their world seems to unravel around them. In the end, all any of them can do is believe that hope and love will be enough to make things right again.

Writer/Director: Sarah Barbulesco

Production Manager: Justin Altman


Rachel Cunningham

Courtney Iventosch

Elvin McRae

Anthony Chase

Main Crew:

Gaffer: Arwen Imai

Key Grip: Ian Kohler

Best Boy Electrician: Daniel Kohler

Costumes Mistress: Erin Logan

Rigging Grip: Lilly Vogelesang

Liability Manager: Casey Hutchins

Due to a very limited budget, amassed solely from donations, Barbulesco was forced to fit her production schedule into only three weeks during the broiling summer of 2006. The dedicated cast and crew of volunteers filmed every day, more than sixteen hours a day, with a total of only three days off. Three years of post-production followed and, finally, a film was born.

Admission to the screening of “LIVING NOW” is $10. Barbulesco would like to thank the owners of The Firehouse 5 for kindly donated their venue for this screening of the film. Reserve your seats (only about 50 remain!) today by calling 530/400-7619 or emailing: sbarbulesco@mimbolide.com. Some content in the movie may not be suitable for young children. To find out more about the MD “LIVING NOW” project, visit the company website at: www.mimbolide.com

Follow this link to the text of the feature article in the Sonoma Index Tribune about "Living Now"

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