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Chasing Hope
21 min.
Four years after the Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized medical cannabis oil for Texans diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, Chasing Hope gives an unflinching look into the lives of six families currently using medical-grade CBD oil as a treatment. Through a series of intimate interviews with parents, children, a neurologist, and the owner of Texas’ first medical cannabis dispensary; this mini-documentary goes beyond the health benefits to explore the regulations and costly implications of this potentially life-changing medication
Screenings
Director
Justin Wilson
Producer
Ryan Durr
Cinematographer
Philip Sheldon

Director Bio
Justin Wilson is an Austin-based director who has worked with Leon Bridges, The Polyphonic Spree, and more. He is also one of the filmmakers of the acclaimed documentary “Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL.”
Ryan Durr
Ryan Durr is a writer who has worked in advertising for over 13 years on clients such as Nike, Geico, LEGO, and Lexus. This is his first documentary film, inspired in part by his son’s battle with epilepsy.
Philip Sheldon
Philip Sheldon is a father and cinematographer with an eye for social good. His work runs the gamut from feature narratives, music videos, and commercials with a passion for celluloid capture.