Channel 4 has commissioned a 1 x 60’ film to follow former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker and their family as they investigate whether medical marijuana can help their 18-year-old son Max, who suffers from severe epilepsy and autism. The film is produced by Frieda.TV.
This one-off film follows Steph, Dom and Honor their 15-year-old daughter on their travels across the UK and the US to meet other families who have been prescribed cannabis oil, to get to the bottom of just how effective it could be, as well as uncovering the risks involved, as they try and decide whether this could be the miracle cure they’ve been looking for.
Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Education, Emily Jones said: Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Education, Emily Jones said: “This is an emotional and very timely story that echoes the real-life dilemma faced by many families in the UK, and we’re grateful to Steph and Dom for being brave enough to share their hugely personal experience.”
Executive Producer, Frieda.TV, Jon Lloyd added: “It’s a privilege to be given such total access to tell this unique family’s heart-breaking yet inspirational story. We’re seeing the real Steph and Dom – no holds barred, as they shine an overdue light on this critical issue.’
The 1 x 60’ film was commissioned by Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Emily Jones. Executive Producer is Jon Lloyd, director Erica Gornall and Editor Sam Billinge of Frieda.tv.
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