Tom Dierolf, PhD. is currently a training/research facilitator at a World Heritage Site. He has over 30 years of international/US experience in rural community development, including 12 years in Appalachia. Tom has published photos from several NCAA Division I sports and a professional NFL game. A first-time filmmaker, he combined his passions for social justice, visual arts, sports, history, and Appalachia to make Almost Cured. Tom received a Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University in 2016.
Durward Rogers is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, Rogers spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.
NAACP Chapter of Transylvania County was founded with the mission of adding to the cause of racial equality its commitment to equality for all: voters, women, students, the LGBT community, immigrants, workers, taxpayers, those in need of health care and all people of color.
Melissa Pons is a sound designer and sound recordist based in Stockholm, with work ranging from documentaries to feature films. While specializing and focusing on sound, the building of a multidisciplinary approach involving anthropology and ethnology, physics, biology and literature has been fundamental to create work towards a most sensorial and profound experience.
Final editing and film festival submissions were made possible through the generous support of 54 backers who helped us raise 104% of the Indiegogo campaign target.
Carter Heyward & Susan Sasser
Gene & Sally Baker
Frances & Ben Collins-Sussman
Mac & Veronica Morrow
Sitarih Ala’i & Ruhy Soraya Kathleen Barnes
Trip Barthel & Cindy Savage Karina Dierolf & Jake Saunders
Yohana Dierolf William R. Horwath
Jim Lukens Steve Muntz
Robert & Denise Pyke Porter Charles Durward Rogers
Mikki Sager Kristopher Sheldon
Lalit M. Arya Leslie P. Borhaug
Prentiss Brewer Daniel & Kristen Brookshire
Rita Carr Sally Causey
Kathy Colverson Jonathan Cooper
Maureen Copelof Pam DeAngelis
Ginger Deason & Luis Carrasco Jenni Edney
Sheila Galloway Cindy Gieger
Matt & Eliza Gieger Julia Harold
John Jessen Nicola Karesh
Julie Lawhorn Dan Lincoln
Leslie Loeffel Nash Roberts
Charles A. Parker Mary Snow
Susan R. Stengel Jean Thomason
Tom Welbourn Laura & Paul Williams