Is there a cure for cancer right under our noses? That is the theme of a new documentary being filmed in US, Poland and Germany about the life of an eminent scientist.
THE QUEST commenced filming in the library of a country house some 50 kilometres from Warsaw, the Polish capital, in the last week of July. The film tells the story of an American microbiologist, Howard Urnovitz, and his 45-year search for a cancer cure.
The brainchild of Andrzej Miękus and Will Richardsson centers one of the most remarkably inspiring scientific stories of the last half century.
Howard Urnovitz made a promise to his mother on her deathbed in 1972 that he would find a cure for cancer. Now in 2017 his research suggests that both treatment and detection of the disease can be monitored by blood tests with a control of cancer perhaps not far off.
Says Urnovitz: “We are approaching a time when cancer will no longer kill us. This is a turning point in the cancer fight.”
The feature length documentary (DOP Kamil Nowak) which went into pre-production last March will follow the events of Urnovitz’s colourful life as he relates stories of scientific sleuthing in mysterious disases like AIDS, Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue and Mad Cow.
He chronicles the ups and downs of the scientific game from the early seventies until today in a story of driven determination battling the conventional wisdom to create a unified theory of immune response to the disease.
Further shooting of the movies will take place in Göttingen, Germany, in September , where Urnovitz has his laboratory. Göttingen is the scientific hub of Nobel Prize Winners, like Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg and Max Planck amongst many others.
The movie is expected to premiere in the 2nd quarter of 2018.