Karen “Duff” Duffy
After a run as an MTV VJ in the 1990’s, Karen Duffy became the face of Almay Cosmetics and the spokesperson for Revlon’s ‘Charlie’ perfume. She is an actress and producer, known for “Dumb and Dumber,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and “Blank Check.” She is also a pain patient advocate and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass. In her new book, Backbone: Living With Chronic Pain Without Turning Into One, Duff shares her message of living a great life while living with an incurable disease and intractable pain.
She is a certified hospital chaplain, a former Ms. Coney Island Mermaid Queen and a member of the Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Pain Patients and a board member of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Her work has been featured in more than 100 top tier media outlets including The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, NBC, HBO and the Wall Street Journal.
Marv Turner, Cinematographer/Director
Marv has spent 24 years traveling the world and capturing its beauty, hunger, poverty, evil, and strength, through a camera. Documentaries to longer format marketing, educational and public awareness messages, to shorter productions. Marv is an Emmy Award, 7-time TELLY Award, Aurora Award and Davey Award recipient for his videography work.
Marv has traveled the world and filmed in Bosnia, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, Israel, Uganda, Italy and The Congo, just to name a few locations. He was lead camera on "HIV Godesses," which debuted in the New York City Film Festival.