AWARENESSCharles Mattocks' work with this film is more of a movement that is bringing much needed awareness of this neurological pain disorder, changing how the world perceives chronic pain and those suffering from it!
Trial By Fire benefits all of us that live with chronic pain, even if you don't have CRPS. Educating the public about chronic pain disorders is the best way to help others understand the pandemic of chronic pain! We need to have a voice! This film is a huge voice for all of us!
HOPENot only that, it is planting seeds of hope! Hope for sufferers to be understood, as well as hope for a much needed cure! Trial By Fire is shining light into a darkness that pain shadows over the hearts of sufferers all over the world! A darkness brought on by the many losses sufferers endure, as well as being misunderstood and misjudged by others due to the invisibility of the illness, the pain, isolation and disability it brings to sufferers lives.
COMMUNITYThis light is taking away some of the isolation brought on by the lack of knowledge of others that can't understand what it is like to be trapped in a body overwrought with 24/7 chronic pain, with no hope of ever being healed! It has brought together many who live the life of chronic pain and formed a community! If you have not had the opportunity to be a part of the community, please join the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/trialbyfiremovie/
Mr. Mattocks, thank you just does not seem to express the appreciation those of us feel towards the work you are doing for all of us suffering with chronic pain!
Helping to Bring Awareness of a Neurological Pain to the World
Helping to bring awareness of Trial By Fire to the world by sharing information and updates related to this film in social media is one major way we all can express our thanks and appreciation for all Charles Mattocks has done!
Charles Mattocks is the spokesperson for CRPS, however we need to stand up with him to help him as a community in order to have hope to obtain a cure for this horrid disease! Each and every one of us need to help spread the word of this amazing documentary, Trial by Fire, to educate the public and raise awareness!
A lot of information about Trial By Fire is being shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We need to share information we see on social media to do our part in raising awareness! Here are links to get you to this information:
Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/trialbyfiremovie/
And on Twitter at: @
You can read about Charles Mattocks at his personal website Charles Mattocks.
GO FUND MEA Go Fund Me page has been set up to support the making the film, the cost of movie festivals, as well as getting the film to the masses. https://www.gofundme.com/trialbyfire.
PLEASE! Giving just a dollar can help! It all adds up! Please share the Go fund me page as well in social media! Remember, it takes all of us coming together to help make this a success!
The pages states:
"We want to thank all that have helped us get this far. The film is done and we are now submitting to scores of film festivals. We have been made official selections for 6 festivals in less then 3 weeks after completing the film. Our mission now is to win some awards for the film while we help market and get the word out on CRPS. Almost every film takes this same course as the film makers have to find a home or homes for the film. The festivals help gain attention for the film and bring distribution that will allow the film to be seen by millions around the world. We are still raising funds to help cover the cost of the festivals and submitting and other travel related cost to attend and promote. Now is the critical time that we can use this moment to truly get back on many major shows and promote this condition. Now is the time for print and new papers and scores of press. Once the film is out we wont be able to go back and get the word out so we are still working very hard each day to help this movement. We were just featured in Huffington Post and have many other great pieces coming on this disease. The world is now taking notice."
Trial by Fire Help Wanted-We need YOU!
April 26, 2016The Trial By Fire" a film based on Crps/rsd Facebook page post today stated: "Working on a release date for the film to be released online very soon. It will be streamed for 60 days and then we may work with a distribution company to make sure it gets seen worldwide. This is all not easy and takes a ton of work. Lots to do but we want to make sure the people see it and help spread the word. So once we release the date you can spread the word around the community with family and friends. Much love to all."
Also, it was posted:
We are looking for some leads or contacts. We would love to show the film in medical schools. If you know one of have a lead send our way.
Trial By Fire" a film based on Crps/rsd Facebook page posted:
Some have some good leads. I encourage to help us take the first step. You can reach out and send a name and contact. We don't have the man power to search and call. So if you have the time lets work together. Don't forget this is for all of you. It's a team effort and this could be powerful.
Recently, WFTS, ABC Action News in Tampa, Florida, an ABC affiliate, ran a segment on Charles Mattocks' documentary, "Trial by Fire," which has won two awards at the Hollywood Florida Film Festival!
View it by clicking on the link below!
Then, PLEASE SHARE the link in social media to help spread the information regarding the documentary so we can help educate the public regarding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome!
Watch this new trailer for Trial By Fire that showed up on Twitter for all to share! Trial By Fire (2016) 30 Second Trailer
Listen to Charles Mattocks tell about his work on his documentary, Trial By Fire about the horrid pain disease Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)!
Share it in social media please!
To find out more about the movie, visit the website: http://www.trialbyfiremovie.com/
Hollywood Florida Film Festival to obtain tickets for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:15 P.M. Come on down to show the world how amazing the supor tfor CRPS is! The website states:
Huffington Post Article about Trial By Fire Movie
A great article by Huffington Post about CRPS/RSD and the TrialbyFiremovie.com http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8975800 Thanks Bryan Cain-Jackson of Huffington Post for telling this story about CRPS/RSD! The chronic a pain community need people to be aware of this disease and the horrific pain it brings! For others to have knowledge and an understanding heart towards what horrid chronic pain is like to live with, 24/7 for the rest of ones life, is huge to those who suffer!
This article will help bring awareness of this disease to the public, as well as the Trialbyfiremovie.com and Charles Mattock's relentless work! This documentary will change lives of so many by bringing knowledge where it is needed, to people's hearts. And hopefully to their minds as well, we need empathy, (not sympathy, but understanding) better treatments, as well as a cure! On behalf of all chronic pain sufferers, thank you Bryan Cain-Jackson and Charles Mattocks for bringing this to the publics attention!
Help this effort to educate the public! Please share this with your family and friends to help spread the word about this movie!
UPDATES ON TRIAL BY FIREOn January 10, 2016, Director Charles Mattocks' documentary, Trial by Fire, a film based on CRPS/RSD, was added to the Hollywood Florida Film Festival! This is in addition to the Miami Independent Film Festival and the NYC INDIE Film Film Awards previously announced! On behalf of the chronic pain community, we'd like to thank all these entities for bringing awareness to the horror of the 2 million CRPS sufferers! And CONGRATULATIONS to Charles Mattocks in his relentless hard work in bringing this documentary before the public!
Per the Hollywood Film Festival Blog, it states, "Join us in the 1st Annual Hollywood Florida Film Festival which will be hosted right in the heart of Hollywood Florida. The dates are Wednesday, February 10th to Sunday, February 14th 2016." Please click on the link provided for updates on this event!
Awareness is NeededThis movie, Trial by Fire, is helping to bring awareness to not only CRPS, but to all chronic pain sufferers as well! The chronic pain community needs to take action and show our support for this film in order to help this movement educate the general public. Please help spread the word by Tweeting the link to this film, (Trialbyfiremovie.com), sharing on Facebook to all your friends, family, as well as in your groups!
As many of us know, the chronic pain community is vastly misunderstood! We mostly hear about the drug addiction of those using opioids and not about what we go through, the losses we suffer by having our lives shredded by chronic pain! In reality, statistics from the study by the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: The Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, released February of 2015, states that 100 million suffer from chronic pain, 25 million from moderate to severe chronic pain and of those prescribed opioids 2% become addicted. We don't often hear about the other 98%! Or even the pain of those 2%!
UPDATES ON TRIAL BY FIRE - January 9, 2016Trialbyfiremovie.com was selected for the MIAMI Independent Film Festival and New York City INDIE FILM, FILM AWARDS. It was posted on Facebook that, "They may have had over 3 or so thousand submissions. They only pick a hand full and we made the cut. Wow, is all I can say. More to come!" http://www.nycindiefilmawards.com/noveselection.html
THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS COMPETITION IN NEW YORK CITY
The NYC Indie Film Awards are a monthly online awards competition based in the center of the most exciting city on this planet, and is a platform for Independent Filmmakers from all over the world to show their talents!
You can hear about the films next steps as well as listen to a "Recap of the making of Trial by Fire, the film based on CRPS/RSD" with Charles Mattocks at the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mytruth/2016/01/02/recap-of-the-making-of-trial-by-fire-the-film-based-on-crpsrsd
FOR MORE UPDATES: Visit the links below on Facebook, Twitter and the Trial by Fire website. For all of you that are on Twitter and Facebook, please follow Charles, tweet about the movie and encourage others to retweet the tweets as well that other are tweeting. And on Facebook, share the posts to help join the movement to get the word out on this documentary to increase awareness!
Please watch for updates on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/trialbyfiremovie/
And on Twitter at: @
You can read about Charles Mattocks at his personal website Charles Mattocks.
Original Post from December 11, 2015
Trial by Fire Documentary - A Charles Mattocks ProductionThe other day I was playing around on Twitter trying to figure it out, getting lost in the endless maze of tweets, retweets, #news tweets, tweets from #chronicpain, tweets from @medical places, @NIH and @people I met recently. As I was trying to read all the articles and comments that were posted, I mean ‘tweeted”, I spent 15 minutes reading, which somehow turned into 50 minutes, I still don't know much more about how it all works as I did when I logged in! Sigh! With all this computer stuff I have been trying to learn, along with all the social media places, my incompetency level is still at an all time high! Maybe I should go back to trying to figure out the TV remote!
So, in all this wondering around on Twitter I got a tweet from someone about something that had been tweeted and now retweeted back to me! I was reading it and trying to figure out the beginning of the topic in relation to the end, who exactly the people were and how did I even get involved in this tweet in the first place!
Anyways, I was tweeted, or retweeted by some Charles Mattocks guy. I didn't know who he was so I clicked on his profile and seen he was a celebrity chef! OK, I thought to myself, I like this! I used to be into attempting to re-create many recipes off the food shows. My dream was to have my own show demonstrating people trying to recreate what they seen cooked on TV and failing miserably at achieving the cherished end result, just like I do! I thought a little humor brought into cooking would be great fun! That was in my other life. My life before chronic pain took over my cooking abilities of chopping, cutting, stirring, mixing and all the physical abilities it takes to put together an awesome creation!
So this is the fabulous new Twitter friend I made!
advocate, film maker Seen on #CNN,
Dr Oz, The Today Show, Anderson http://Cooper.Best
selling author wrapping a DOC on diabetes& #RSD
I then started reading more about this Charles Mattocks, (my new friend and he doesn't even know it!) LOL! He is the nephew to Bob Marley! The Reggae legend! "Get up, Stand up don't give up the fight!" The guy with dreadlocks! We have yet another connection! Relatives with dreadlocks. My grandson rocks dreadlocks! Oh, and the gkid had a shaved head before that! LOL! Yep! Charles and I are kindred spirits! (It’s the cooking, care-giving, chronic pain, faith and related to someone with dreadlocks connection!)
This man does not need me to be his PR person, obviously he is doing just fine on his own. But being that I have been working on starting a couple new sections on my blog, one about chronic pain news and another for educational videos on chronic pain, his work fits both these new areas! So I want to share about this man, Charles Mattocks, and what he is doing with his new documentary on CRPS, Trial by Fire, which by the way, helps all of us living with horrid chronic pain! We need all the help we can get to educate the public (NIH Report on chronic pain) about these horrific neurological diseases that are literally hell to live with and causes so many to lose so much! Statisics of chronic
So, I asked him if I could share his movie in my blog! See! He answered me! How awesome is that!
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After reading a plethora of information on all this man has achieved I had a hard time trying to figure out how to break it all down into one blog post. So I decided to focus on the film and why he wanted to become an advocate for CRPS/RSD.
According to Mr. Mattocks' website this is the backstory to the documentary "Trial by Fire":
Charles’ mother, who is also the sister of the late Reggae legend Bob Marley, was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD years ago and he has seen the pain and the mismanagement of the condition first hand. Charles, who also lost his father in November, 2014, was moved to try and get his mother the needed help and also bring awareness to the condition that has brought pain to the lives of almost two million people around the world. RSD/CRPS is a condition that needs much attention and he saw a need and wanted to contribute to getting that need filled. Charles has talked and heard scores of stories and researched the condition and his heart was moved to get involved and become an advocate for the condition through the love of his mother."
Trial by Fire Trailer, A Film Based on CRPS/RSD by Charles Mattocks Productions
"What do you hope to tell medical professionals, the world & family caregivers through your film, and especially about CRPS?
I am hoping medical professionals will tell us something; I am hoping they will allow me to understand, and by me understanding, then those who see the film will also get the picture. I want to know why there is not more funding, why insurance companies don’t pay for the care, why this condition isn’t more well known, why does it seem like some are just trials for doctors to test new gadgets and tricks on. I am wondering why so many people go without being given the right diagnosis. So I am looking for the same answers that most are, I’m hoping that we understand what helps and what to stay away from. Hoping to encourage those who see no hope that there are groups and people to support them, and just praying that the film can inspire and bring the community closer together."
Charles Mattocks, on behalf of all chronic pain sufferers I would like to thank you for all you are doing to advocate for us! May God bless you and all you are endeavoring to do! And may God bless your Mom as well!
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