SCOTT AND MELANIE'S STORY

A short film about a Helping Hands recipient and his monkey.

Our 2014 film for the annual Helping Hands Monkey Helpers gala featured Scott Fedor and his helper monkey, Melanie.  Scott was injured in a July 4th diving accident and his doctors never expected him to be able to breathe on his own or sit upright again.  Scott chose to struggle to get his life back.  Our film tells Scott's story and how Melanie helps with every day life.
To dramatize Scott's amazing retelling of the accident, we used a nearby lake where could recreate the dive with a GoPro.

 

 
 

Client: Helping Hands Monkey Helpers
A film by Cary & Yari Wolinsky

Helping Hands Monkey Helpers is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegics and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities. Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, their monkeys are placed at no cost with disabled people and their families. For more information, please visit www.monkeyhelpers.org