Blog Archive

Why community screenings are still essential to turn the tide in Lyme awareness

Community screenings of UNDER OUR SKIN are an essential tool for raising awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. We have had over 1200 community screenings to date, reaching tens of...

Apr 16, 2012

IDSA aims to censor UNDER OUR SKIN TV broadcasts

Open Eye Pictures has recently learned that the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has been trying to stop the television broadcast of its award-winning documentary on Lyme disease, UNDER...

Apr 28, 2011

CDC FOIA delays get under the skin of film producers

On June 26, 2007, we, the producers of the documentary, “Under Our Skin,” submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to investigate possible conflicts-of-interest of three Centers for...

Mar 8, 2011

Lyme disease cases double in five years

Since UNDER OUR SKIN has been released, Lyme disease cases have continued to rise, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posting a final tally of 38,468 reported cases in 2009 [1], a 9%...

Jan 4, 2011

RIP David Simser: The Tick Guy who loved his job

Popular Science Magazine once called “Tick Dragging” one of the top 10 worst science jobs, but anyone who has watched the documentary UNDER OUR SKIN knows that entomologist Dave Simser, PhD, really...

Nov 29, 2010

"UNDER OUR SKIN Saved My Life"

We received the following email in August from Nathan Land, a newly married former athlete in Florida. The subject of his email was: "Your documentary saved my life." Years after the film's release,...

Oct 19, 2010

Medical panel keeps Lyme guidelines “as is”

Photo: Gary Wormser, MD, lead author of the IDSA guidelines, attributes many chronic Lyme symptoms to “the aches and pains of daily living.”After reviewing 3,000 pages of evidence challenging advice...

Apr 30, 2010

“Shame on you IDSA” says UNDER OUR SKIN's Jordan Fisher Smith

Jordan Fisher Smith, the eloquent park ranger featured in UNDER OUR SKIN and the author of the acclaimed naturalist book “Nature Noir,” has written this open letter to the Infectious Diseases Society...

Apr 25, 2010

Dr. Jones Update: Crime and Punishment in CT

Last week the Connecticut Medical Examining Board (CMEB) voted to discipline Dr. Charles Ray Jones, the 80-year-old pediatrician featured in UNDER OUR SKIN, for technical violations in the way he...

Mar 2, 2010

While Oscar Fades, Fargo awards UNDER OUR SKIN top prize

UNDER OUR SKIN just received a “Best Documentary” award from the Fargo Film Festival, which will be held from March 2-6, 2010 at the newly restored Art Deco Fargo Theater. This is the sixth "Best...

Feb 2, 2010