Matt Embry – “Living Proof” – Episode 315

Face2Face, the podcast covering magic, philosophy, keynote speaking, human rights and everything in between, hosted by David Peck

Matt and Face2Face host David Peck talk Living Proof, about the medical community, MS, science and alternative approaches to health, activism and patient funded research.

Biography

Matt Embry is one of the most prolific producer/directors in Canada. Embry has produced and directed non-fiction programs for CBC, Global, CTV, TELUS, HBO Canada, PBS, OMNI, Animal Planet, OLN and Telefilm.

His documentary directing credits include Jann Arden: Free, Ian Tyson: Songs From the Gravel Road, Curveball: WP Kinsella and Hell or High Water: The Rebuilding of the Calgary Stampede. Matt co-directed the Hot Docs selection Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire (HBO Canada) and coproduced the Gemini-nominated feature In a World Created By a Drunken God.

As president and founder of Spotlight Productions, Matt proudly oversees the production of lifestyle and cultural content for TELUS and various other clients. Matt holds a BA in Communications from the University of Calgary and an MFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal.

Synopsis

Living Proof is an emotional, dynamic and fast-paced documentary that reveals the crippling politics of multiple sclerosis (MS) through a father and son’s journey to find and share hope.

After filmmaker Matt Embry is diagnosed with MS, he and his father, Dr. Ashton Embry, embark on a journey to find hope for treating the incurable disease.

Instead, they discover controversy, confusion and even allegations of a conflict of interest between Big Pharma and MS charities.

More about the film here.