Documenting the story of Mariah Gladis, a 33-year survivor of Lou Gehrig’s Disease and world renowned psychotherapist - taking viewers on an inspirational journey of extreme courage in the face of life and death. In 1981, Mariah was given a 10% chance of surviving the next two years. She is currently one of the longest documented cases of ALS in the world.


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),

often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal chord. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. 


Now in the last stage of post production, we have engaged Edward Norton's CrowdRise to facilitate your tax-exempt donations in a collaboration of finishing funds. We need your help to finish this film!


Coleman Gladis is a film and television director living in Los Angeles. He has worked in the production of feature films and television shows, from AMC's Mad Men to ABC's The Bachelor

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Mariah is a feature length documentary that has completed principal photography in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is currently in the mid stage of post-production with distribution and outreach to follow.


Our team would like to thank the multitude of supporters who have invested time, financials, resources, and support in the making of this feature film. Your contributions have played a tremendous role in the process and we are sincerely grateful to each one of you.


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