From the director: Lava’s life changed after being diagnosed with a rare disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is also known as the suicide disease due to relentless excruciating pain. Instead of heading down the path of letting CRPS control her life, Lava decided to embrace the 7 stages of grief for healing. She made this film to help bring awareness to CRPS and give a visual illustration of her emotional journey to recovery. Lava created this short as a one woman crew!
Lava has been in the film industry for over 17 years. After becoming disabled, she felt it was a good time to transition from working on main-stream productions to creating her own films. Lava wants to make films that give a voice to disabled, women, people of color, immigrants and animals.