Tampa Florida, Monday June 27th, 2016/ — Charles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and Emmy-nominated actor and award-winning director announced the release of his new documentary film, Trial by Fire, that explores the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD), a nerve disorder that causes excruciating pain, skin problems, swelling and, in some cases, death. Trial by Fire, directed by Mattocks, stems from his efforts to help his mother, Constance Marley – a sister of Reggae legend Bob Marley – as she suffers with CRPS.
This movie exposes the suffering of millions and the need for further education, research and treatment options for those that live with what has been described as one of the most painful diseases. While there have been some new developments to treat the disease, not enough progress has been made, necessitating the medical community to focus more attention in order to find better treatments and a cure.
Charles Mattocks said, “The film’s message not only touches my life personally, but tens of thousands of others around the world who are suffering. I hope the film can draw attention to the disease and explore the latest developments on the causes and treatments, as well as the challenges patients face each and every day.”
The film has won several major awards around the world. Best director and Most Impacted Documentary at Hollywood Florida Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Charlotte Black Film festival and the Silver Lei Award at the Honolulu Film Awards. Support for the film was also provided by Boston Scientific.
Trial By Fire & H.A.L.O. Films & TV, is set to release the film exclusively on their website July 8th 2016 Trial by Fire website: http://trialbyfiremovie.com.