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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4 thoughts on “About Us

    Melanie Humphries-Connolly said:
    August 10, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Hi Bridget your mum was my school teacher at Waitangirua Intermeadiate and I have very fond memories of her, I recall reading that she had Huntington’s and am familiar with the disease as a nurse working in older adult mental health and dementia care. I would just like to say what you and your husband have done is amazing and a great honour to your mother. I would have loved to have seen the movie and was wondering if there will be any future screenings.

    BL responded:
    August 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Hi Melanie. Thank you for your message. We are going to have another screening in Wellington around the beginning of September 2014. Please email me your contact email and I’ll put you on the list: bridgetlyon@gmail.com From Bridget.

    Laurelle said:
    December 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Hi Bridget, I heard the program on Radio National this week, which led me here. Do you have an email list so I can keep up to date with screening info in Australia etc? Or is there a Facebook page I can follow? I had a bit of a look. Well done with raising awareness of HD. Thanks, Laurelle

    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

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