“I really like creating jobs for people so becoming a producer was a natural next step for me after working in the entertainment industry as an actress for most of my life.”
Team Access Productions
All great and crazy ideas require an excellent partner in crime. Enter the one and only Pallavi Sastry. In the improv world, you are taught to ‘yes, and…’ every suggestion. Pallavi gives me every yes, and that I need for every wacky idea I have. I do my best to give her the same response. I had an idea to tell the stories of people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic invisible illnesses in order to help make them visible. She said yes and she brought Nick Demos into the picture.
Nick took Invisible: The Film by the reins as our director and joined us in Team Access Productions in the process. Team Access is committed to telling important stories of underserved and misunderstood populations and creating opportunities for minorities in all aspects of every project we undertake.
Invisible the Film
Desperate to help his mother fight her symptoms, filmmaker Nick Demos meets a young athlete, a human rights advocate, a migrant on disability, and a woman whose life is cut too short – all in different stages of the often-debilitation pain syndrome, Fibromyalgia.
Invisible traces how the illness affects their careers, dreams, and relationships. It also exposes their fight with insurance and drug companies for proper treatment and how their access to holistic health and education is determined by class and money. Will Nick be able to find answers or is his mother already a best case scenario in a broken healthcare system?
On the eve of his 45th birthday, filmmaker Nick Demos examines body image in the gay community, obsession with youth culture and his own journey from body dysmorphia to self-acceptance in his middle age.
“Whether straight, gay, bi, trans… body image and identity can be a struggle for us all”- Ruby Rose
This 90 minute documentary traces the history of gay culture and its fixation on the body. It investigates its growth through visibility, the impact of the AIDS crisis, pop culture, and the advent of social media. Body Electric explores the extremism of steroid use, drugs and plastic surgery and also dives into factions within the GLBT community and uncovers socio-economic and racial divides. It calls on medical physicians, therapists and spiritual leaders to explain the psychological and spiritual roots of dysmorphia, and offers hope and help to many who suffer.
Through focusing this lens, the film provides the GLBT community an opportunity for reflection and to empower a next generation to wholeness. I am honored to be an associate producer on this film and excited to see what kind of awareness it can bring.