Samuel L. Jackson Narrates This Film Warning Men Not to Ignore Cancer Symptoms

Charity 'One for the Boys' Wants to Encourage Men to Talk

Published On
May 11, 2016

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Samuel L. Jackson narrates this short film for male cancer awareness charity One for the Boys, which serves as a reminder to men not ignore their symptoms. In the film, directed by Sam Huntley and produced by Iconoclast for the charity, we see a man who's clearly struggling to deal with his illness while keeping it a secret (at first) from his wife and daughter. There's no dialogue, and we hear only music as he struggles his way through family occasions, looking clearly pained, unable to eat his meals or sleep.

As things reach a crisis, there's a voiceover from Jackson (who is chairman of the charity) reminding us that "Cancer waits for no man." Jackson unveiled the film this week on the "Graham Norton Show" in the U.K.

One for the Boys aims for the film to encourage men to talk about their health concerns and gain the support of loved ones when suffering from all forms of cancer. While there's a happier outcome for the protagonist in the film, over 85,000 men die of cancer in the U.K. every year and one in four are not diagnosed until symptoms are advanced.

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Date
May 11, 2016
Brand:
One for the Boys
Client:
One for the Boys
Director:
Sam Huntley
Production Company:
Iconoclast
Executive Producer:
Anna Smith
Producer:
Luke Plaister
Production Assistant:
Suzie Fownes
1st Assistant Director:
Bailey Marks
Director, Photography:
James Blann
Focus Puller:
Toby Goodger
2nd Assistant Camera:
Lloyd Cook
Digital Imaging Technician:
Alan Hopkins
Director:
Sam Huntley
Production Company:
Iconoclast
Executive Producer:
Anna Smith
Producer:
Luke Plaister
Production Assistant:
Suzie Fownes
1st Assistant Director:
Bailey Marks
Director, Photography:
James Blann
Focus Puller:
Toby Goodger
2nd Assistant Camera:
Lloyd Cook
Digital Imaging Technician:
Alan Hopkins

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