Sonya Swinton, National Host of Internet Celebrity Magazine and Radio Show
Proudly Presents THE POWER OF TWO documentary film in Washington, DC
Academy Award® nominated film, television and new media producer and director Marc Smolowitz was in Washington, DC for the documentary filming of THE POWER OF TWO’s projects. Internet Celebrity Magazine and Radio Show is proud to feature Marc as one of our top successful and award winning film producer and director of the following films: The HIV Story, The Weather Underground (Academy Awards® nominated film) and Trembling Before G-d.
Marc, Ana, Isa and THE POWER OF TWO film crew had an informative advocacy discussion at the Capitol Hill Briefing with Congressional Rep. Mike Honda. His opening remarks highlighted the importance of organ donation among Asian Pacific Islanders Association (APIA) communities and he signed up to be an organ donor by registering on his driver’s license. The film team visited NIH and other federal agencies as well as the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Marc Smolowitz candidly spoke about the twin’s 10-city tour trip throughout Japan. In Japan, organ donation is very rare and controversial. While filming at the National Donor Memorial an important legislation on organ transplantation was being passed.
Two weeks after their trip to Washington, DC THE POWER OF TWO film crew headed for the Transplant Games in Wisconsin. Marc and his film crew also provided a special treat for the Transplant Games recipients held in Madison, Wisconsin with the PowerStudio Video-Grams by capturing the twins and the other transplant athletes & participates’ stories about the miracle of breath and organ transplantation in the film’s final major shoot. Participants gladly stopped by to share and receive a LifeStar pin.
Best wishes to Marc Smolowitz and Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and their team! We can’t wait for this exciting feature documentary film to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival and hopefully as a nominated documentary film in 2011 at the Academy Awards on OSCARS® night! Stay Tuned…
Ana Stenzel one of the stars of the documentary film, THE POWER OF TWO. This darling lady is from Los Angeles, California and she has given Internet Celebrity Magazine & Radio Show an overview of her book entitled: The Power of Two: A Twin Trump over Cystic Fibrosis. She is an influential force in organ donation for Asian Americans in the USA and Japan.
Anabel and her twin sister Isabel are an inspiration for most organ transplant recipients. They are both avid sports participates in several USA and overseas Transplant Games. THE POWER OF TWO competed in the Games with Team NorCal (Northern California), a group of over 30 recipient-athletes including the Stenzel Twins, donor family members, and supporters. Ana and her sister enthusiastically competed in the 2010 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games. This is the nation’s largest gathering for the organ donation community.
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes is one of the featured stars of the documentary film of THE POWER OF TWO filming in Washington, DC. She is a featured author, social worker, health educator, patient advocate and public speaker. Working for more than a decade with organizations such as the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Isabel has supported patients of all ages and their families.
Isabel shared with us their Washington, DC film tour projects and the significance of the following individuals in their documentary film: Dr. Bob Bell of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Dr. Francis Collins of National Institutes of Health Dr. Kenneth Moritsuegu of Johnson & Johnson and Dr. Clive Callendar of Howard University Transplant Center. And of course, the Happy Hour at Churchkey Bar and Restaurant was a fun and an exciting Celebration for the completion of the filming!
Isabel can play the Scottish Bag Pipes and shared with our national audience how she became passionate about starting to play an intriguing but complicated Scottish instrument. She performed The Star Spangle Banner on the Bag Pipes for the U.S. Transplant Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
Andrew Byrnes is an attorney and the executive producer of the documentary film, THE POWER OF TWO. Andrew is from Los Angeles, California and presented to Internet Celebrity Magazine and Radio Show an overview of the trip to Washington, DC with commentary on Commerce Secretary Gary Locke’ visit.
Andrew shared touching memories of his wife Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, a star of THE POWER OF TWO documentary film, and a recap of the Donate Life Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California. He also presented information on the film’s Hollywood Fundraiser with Jack Black (famous actor & musician with films such as King Kong and Kung Fu Panda), his wife Tanya Hayden and other famous celebrities in attendance. He explained how this major event allowed the Hollywood entertainment community to get involved in raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis as well as organ donation.
Dan Roth is an attorney and an Associate Producer for THE POWER OF TWO documentary Film. Dan provided Internet Celebrity Magazine & Radio Show with a brief overview of the special highlights for THE POWER OF TWO’s documentary film Washington, DC advocacy and policy filming tour.
Jennifer Schmidt is an associated producer of the documentary film, THE POWER of TWO. Jennifer is originally from Los Angeles and resides in San Francisco, California. She was interviewed by Sonya Swinton, national host of Internet Celebrity Magazine and Radio Show. Jennifer gave our national audience an overview of her trip to Washington, DC and the trip Madison, Wisconsin to the 20th Annual Kidney Foundation’s 2010 U.S. Transplant Games were THE POWER of TWO documentary film team setup a PowerStudio to record two-minute VideoGrams.
She shared highlights of Anabel and Isabel Stenzel’s & their team’s athletic accomplishments in the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games. Jennifer was a long time friend of Ana & Isa Stenzel, and she gave some of the challenging and happy memories of her friendship. Ms. Schmidt also has an extensive background in the film industry and provided information on the movie business. For more information, visit: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com