Hello everyone! My name is Chlöe! I’m new here! I am 24 and was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 15. In other words, I got T1D as a Christmas present my freshman year of high school! (yay, not really LOL, but hey, gotta deal with it)
I am currently directing a Web-Documentary Series for my class project at University of California, Irvine (UCI), and JDRF is my focus for the project. For this documentary, I will need 5 individuals with T1D, preferably each differing in age (i.e.: a child, a teenager, a college-age student, an adult, and an eldery adult), who would be willing to be interviewed for my project. You would be asked 5 questions pertaining to how your life is with T1D, how it affects you and your decisions in life, and so on. My team and I want this documentary to feel real when people watch it; we want our audience to feel your emotions as you express them. Just be yourself of course, but serious on the topic (I only say this because I know that I myself love to laugh and be a goofball 24/7, so this is also a challenge for me. You don’t need to feel awkward around me in between takes. I’m a nice person and would love to chat with you guys because it’s not everyday you are in the same room with 5 others who have T1D just like you. The filming of this documentary will begin in two weeks from yesterday, so April 30th. The filming process may take from a few days to a couple weeks depending on how well we do with time. Additional details will be given to those who are interested and want to participate. One final piece of information: we will be filming on campus, in the 2X (a set).
With all that said, I look forward to your responses, and am eager to meet volunteers for this project! My team will do its best to provide you with snacks as well to thank you for your participation.
Also, a quick note to parents that have a child with T1D and are interested in their child/children being interviewed for my project, if you want to talk to me first to assure that I’m not a creep or anything, I’m totally okay with that and will give you my information on the side so that you can call me and we can talk.
EDIT: I forgot to say that if you have any questions about something I may have accidentally left out, please ask away! Thank you!