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Celiac Disease: The Movie?

Celiac.com 05/30/2014 - Is it for a movie about the powerful effects of celiac disease? A pair of aspiring filmmakers think so.

Photo: Chris FondulasJessie Hoyt, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2006, and her husband Chris Fondulas, have turned their experience with her celiac disease into a screenplay titled "The Curse of Don Scarducci."

In this case, the person with the disease is a mobster, who gets diagnosed with celiac disease after symptoms interfere with his gangster lifestyle.

Faced with a life without pizza, pasta or bread, the don changes his lifestyle and his diet, and he becomes a regular person.

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The couple recently spent time shooting in Brooklyn, with more scenes slated to be filmed later.

The project seems to be off to an auspicious start. Fondulas' script won first place in the best short screenplay category in the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

The script was also a 100 Round Pick at the Table Read My Screenplay contest at the Sundance Film Festival that year.

So, what do you think? Promising or kitschy sounding? About time someone did a movie with a good celiac angle? Or, why bother? Are you inclined to check it out when it’s done? Share your thoughts and comments on the project below.

Meantime, stay tuned for the latest on this and other gluten-free stories. 

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Cathy
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02 Jun 2014 8:27:39 AM PDT
I definitely want to see this movie!

 
Aimis
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02 Jun 2014 10:39:59 AM PDT
If it's done well - it will be a real eye-opener for people who don't know the real meaning behind celiac disease.

I will indeed be checking it out and look forward to it!

Hurrah for someone who has taken this insidious disease and done something to show the world!

 
Patricia Black
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02 Jun 2014 11:03:55 PM PDT
I liked the article and I hope to see the movie when it is out on DVD . I to have celiac disease bad and people and doctors could learn more about this disease and figure out a cure.

 
Mick
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02 Jun 2014 11:55:02 PM PDT
Excellent idea.

 
Melinda
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03 Jun 2014 5:52:14 AM PDT
It's about time!! What a great idea. I can't wait to see it.

 
Renee Grimm
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03 Jun 2014 8:22:01 AM PDT
Sounds cool, I would read or watch it!! I do not have celiac disease but am sensitive to gluten or something in gluten....I also know people with the disease.

 
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03 Jun 2014 2:58:46 PM PDT
The television show "HOUSE" had already aired an entire episode concerning a young man with a mysterious disease that was slowly killing him. House and his staff spent the entire show trying to find out what the problem was. The show was ok as far as it went. I hope the movie does a better job of explaining what celiac disease does to daily life. Mine sure SUCKS

 
jacquie
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04 Jun 2014 10:47:25 AM PDT
I have accepted the fact that I can never ever have the foods that I enjoyed eating.
So, I try to make the best of things, since I cannot change anything now. It could always be worse. I would enjoy seeing this movie, it would certainly be an eye opener to the rest of the population.




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Hi Allie and welcome First off, I know 3 years was a long wait, but at 17 you've figured out celiac way before many people do. That should make a big impact on minimising its effects and helping you with the diet, so, bizarrely enough, congratulations! A lot of good advice has been brought together in this thread: Don't worry that your symptoms are bad now. As you follow the diet your body will begin healing itself and you're still very young so hopefully this will go really smoothly. Think in terms of the next 6 months rather than weeks however, recovery will likely take a little time. Eat as healthily as you can, lots of whole foods and try to avoid the gluten free processed substitutes as your digestive system needs all the help it can get at this moment. You may want to avoid dairy as well for now and think about reintroducing it later. This site has been really helpful to me and others. I hope you find it just as useful. Best of luck! ps, your increased reaction to gluten during the challenge phase was perfectly normal. Many find that reintroducing it much worse than the initial affects and take some time to get over the challenge. That's why you'll see lots of posts here urging folks to 'stay on gluten' till their testing is complete!

Hi! My daughter is 19 was diagnosed at age 16. It took about 12-18 month s for her to fully heal from the damage and feel "normal" again. Also because of the damage done she had reactions to dairy, so you may want to try no or minimum dairy until youre fully healed. Just a suggestion. Hope you start feeling well soon!

Hi yall! New to this blog, but really glad it exists because I have lots of questions. First off, I'm Allie! I'm 17 and newly diagnosed Celiac after about 3 years of searching for answers. I initially went gluten-free on the recommendation of a friend, I felt better in about a month and then my pediatric gastroenterologist had me do the gluten challenge, and my symptoms were the worst they have ever been, and ones I barely noticed before became very present. I did the biopsy and was diagnosed, it's been about 2 weeks and my symptoms are still pretty bad, although my diet has no known sources of gluten or cross contamination. Wondering if anyone has any input on healing post gluten challenge, any tips or how long it took for you would be quite helpful! Thanks

Might want to look into a keto diet, I have UC on top of celiacs and keto is working great Yeah I have major nerve and brain issues with gluten, gluten ataxia with nerve issues and brain issues. Seems to cause my body to attack my brain and nerve system. My brain stumbles fogs, and starts looping, the confusion causes me to become really irritable, I call it going Mr Hyde. Like my mind will start looping constantly on thoughts and not move driving me literally mad, or it used to. Now days it is primary the numbness anger but the gut issues and sometimes random motor loss limit me motionless to the floor now days for the duration of the major anger effects. Used to be a lot more mental then painful gut. I did a mental trauma post on it on while back where I came out about all my mental issues with gluten.

^^^^^^ good info, tips and tricks^^^^^^^^^ yes, crumbs will make you sick. also, breathing flour/pancake mix, etc that is in the air because eventually, you're going to swallow some.