A documentary by Zack Grant
Last March I went with Parkinson’s friends to a screening of the documentary short film “Shake with Me”, the story about artist and designer Debra Magid, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012. We all loved the movie and gave it an enthusiastic 5 stars for its portrayal of a woman – wife, mother and designer – and her family as they all learned to cope with the aftermath of her diagnosis and her re-emerging skills as an artist. I interviewed Debra afterwards about the film, life with Parkinson’s, family and more. You can read about it at Shaking with Debra Magid, which I posted last July.
The story that Debra’s son Zack tells in the film is not just a wonderful tribute to Debra but is also about her family and how they have met the challenges that Parkinson’s presents to all them. The documentary has been making the film festival circuits and has not had wide distribution. However, beginning today, it will be available to everyone on Vimeo.
“After a nearly four year journey, I’m very excited to release the film and give everyone the chance to find their own way to relate to my family’s story..“
Shake With Me is a documentary short about Debra Magid, an artist and designer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2012. In the fall of 2016, Debra agreed to let her son, Zack Grant, document the relationship between her art and her condition. What started as an exploration of Debra’s growth as an artist in the face of PD grew into a larger story of creativity, health, family and the will to cope.
You can view the entire film on Vimeo here beginning December 4, 2019. I highly recommend it.