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Written By

Clay Beabout


Directed by

Patricia Cardoso


 
 

THE CAST

Sean Astin


Natasha Gregson Wagner


Miguel Sandoval


Marlene Forte


Ernie Hudson


Kathryn de Prume



SYNOPSIS:

In DEEP BLUE BREATH, a boy goes into surgery. While under the anesthesia he embarks on an animated adventure where he fights Lord Vater, the Monstrous manifestation of his disease.



ABOUT THE PARTICIPANT:

At 11 years old, Clay Beabout, who suffers from Vater's Syndrome, wanted to star in his own short film. Make A Film Foundation helped him achieve this dream. Clayton Beabout, age 11 has been selected as the second participant, to create a film through Make A Film Foundation. He was nominated by the Make A Wish Foundation, Kansas Chapter.


The initials in V.A.T.E.R. syndrome refer to five different areas in which a child may have abnormalities: Vertebrae, Anus, Trachea, Esophagus, and Renal (kidneys). There may also be cardiac and limb conditions, which changes the acronym to V.A.C.T.E.R.L. A child diagnosed with one of these syndromes will not necessarily have a problem in every area, but a constellation of birth defects involving many of the areas. There is no currently known cause, but a gene defect is believed to be involved.

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