About Us

The Team

My name is Bridget, my partner Jeff and I have made a documentary to honour my mother’s efforts to strengthen public awareness of Huntington’s disease. She wanted people to know what it was and how it affected entire families generation after generation.

I am a documentary editor and Jeff is a documentary Producer/Director. We want to share our story to help alleviate stigma and invigorate funding for family support and research into treatments. We believe that, as Charles Sabine says: “Communication leads to understanding and understanding dilutes fear and if we can lessen fear, hope can take its place.”

Leapfrog Productions

Bridget Lyon Editor website

If you have any questions about our outreach and education strategy, please contact:  Michelle Hanna, Impact Producer, Sydney: michelle.hanna.arts@gmail.com
 Jeff McDonald Bridget Lyon

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5 thoughts on “About Us

    Pauline Roberts (Duncan) said:
    September 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Bridget, I knew Judy from my research and advocacy for Huntingtons Disease. What a powerful thing to do for your family, other families, professionals and all who get to hear about and watch the film. My 3 children Sara, Paul and Adam Duncan attended the HD Camps. Adam is 27 now and in late stage Huntingtons. We too, are a brave family where the power of Love helps balance out the heartbreak. Thankyou to you and your husband and all your family, friends, colleagues who contributed. I hope we get to see the film in the South Island.

    Wendy said:
    September 18, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Hi there
    I attended the screening in auckland last night and thought this was brilliant – what a documentary.

    I was wondering if there is any way me / the 6 others of my family who attended last night can donate towards marketing or any other expenses to get more exposure and viewings of this film?

    Also, are you planning to release this on DVD at all ?

    Thanks and congratulations, you are all extraordinary.

    Sandra Dinsdale said:
    December 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hi Bridget, I too would love to know if there was any way our family could view your documentary. I am from Australia and Huntington’s is in our family. My mother has Huntington’s however unfortunately she has not been medically diagnosed and refuses to have this done. It is heartbreaking to see her deteriorate like her brothers. Her family struggles with this everyday and it would be great if we could view your documentary. Do you have any plans to show it in Australia. Thank You, Sandra

    Sheila Pring said:
    August 18, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Hi Bridget – I have just ordered The Inheritance. It will be shown to staff and volunteers at a community services organisation here in Northern NSW Australia where we have been working for the last 5 years with a delightful young man who has Huntingdon’s. Your mother’s and your own courage in telling this story will help us understand and support him better as we walk beside him and his family on this journey. Thank you. Sheila

    Paul said:
    September 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hello Bridget and all readers. This video effort is fantastic thank you. I am one of the lucky ones in the Beck family, originating in Dumfries, in which the HD gene has come down. My gt grandfather was also James Beck – arrived Dunedin 1858, had 10 children, 5 with the gene.
    Sadly just three weeks ago I learnt that a second cousin is about to face a diagnostic test re HD as also his two sons, 22 and 19, after decades when his grandmother was in denial. My cousin is now 58 and this has all come as a surprise! Anyone is welcome to ask me more. Paul Tonson, Melbourne

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