Blood follows Ida, an up-and-coming painter, as she is diagnosed with a rare, incurable, and terminal blood disease called Porphyria.
Devastated and confused, she retreats to a friend's farmhouse, where she suffers ghastly symptoms like blistering, nausea, nose bleeds, and hallucinations.
She discovers everyday things, like alcohol, stress, clothing, and sometimes light or touch can bring on debilitating "attacks." She is soon faced with an impossible decision, either accept her new life or lose it.
Blood is a feature film about getting to know and accept your darkest insecurities.
It’s a meditation on confronting what you fear most. An effort to find peace with the unforeseen detours and damages that are inevitably acquired throughout life.
Blood’s mission is to foster a greater awareness of Porphyria. As well as for other challenging multiple-symptom autoimmune diseases that are difficult to diagnose, treat, live with, and support.
This film aims to bring attention to an unimaginable condition and give voice to those suffering.
Blood celebrates success and failures, strength and weakness grown from managing unpredictable turmoils. While championing the resolve to keep living.
Director Kat Roman and Cinematographer Sean Sonnenburg are award-winning NYC-based filmmakers. As well as business, creative, and life partners who have collaborated for years. Together they run a production company called Space Crow.
Together, they focus on telling human stories with daring concepts that push boundaries, create empathy, and better relate audiences to difficult subjects. Often utilizing gallows humor and dark humor.
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