HEAL: A Documentary


The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis.  In fact, we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe.  The innate wisdom of the body can heal any disease, any disorder — if we would only get out of the way.  This is the premise behind the documentary HEAL, which takes the mind-body connection to a whole new level with interviews from leading scientists, holistic practitioners, energy workers and medical doctors — including Kelly Brogan, M.D., Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Dr. Deepak Chopra, Anthony Williams, among many others.

“The body is so intelligent and it’s designed to heal and repair itself at every moment.”

~ Kelly Noonan

HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories we find out what works, what doesn't, and why.



People wonder why I did this film. “Did you lose someone to cancer? Do you have a serious illness?” they ask. Thankfully, I did not have to endure either of these all too common tragedies. I am just passionately curious about understanding how the Universe works and I have a deep desire to help people who are suffering.

I have always been curious. About life, about psychology, about science. When I started learning about quantum physics, spirituality, and nutrition in my 20s I became passionately curious about our ability as humans to actively create our life experience. Reading The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton about 8 years ago, I was elated to find out that we are not victims of our genes, but that our thoughts, beliefs and lifestyle choices are what turn on and off genes. We DO have more power over our lives and health than we have been led to believe!

If Bruce’s book planted the seed of this film in my heart, it was when I read Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani in 2014 that the seed cracked open and the film HAD to be made. After battling Stage 4 lymphoma and slipping into a coma, Anita had a near-death experience during which she had an epiphany that FEAR was the cause of her cancer. When her deceased father told her to go back and live her life without fear, she came back into her body and left the hospital CANCER FREE 5 weeks later. With a shift in consciousness and no longer fearing death (or life for that matter), her body healed quite spontaneously. This proved to me the human body is capable of miraculous things.

For the past 10 years, I’ve been increasingly shocked at how common cancer has become and by how many people are taking medication for a chronic illness. I ask myself, has our world become so toxic that illness is inevitable? I refuse to believe we are victims of a hopeless epidemic. Why do some people heal and others do not?

This film is about empowering people with awareness about how powerful the mind-body connection is. It is about inspiring people to take their health back and not fall victim to the downward spiral of fear that comes with a scary diagnosis. There are so many powerful stories of healing and legitimate scientific evidence that proves the body is capable of healing from virtually any disease. It’s a film about possibility and hope.

From a storytelling standpoint, I thought it would be compelling to document a few real people on actual healing journeys. It’s easy for someone to interview experts and understand the science, but to ride the emotional roller coaster with someone going through the intense pressure of transformation adds a dimension to the very complex picture. I knew it was a risk because what if one of the people didn’t heal? Would that discredit my theory about how powerful mind-body medicine is? I had faith that whatever was meant to be revealed on their journeys would ultimately help the audience, so I took the risk.

The message of this film is not anti-medication or Western medicine. The intention of this film is to raise awareness that our bodies are brilliantly designed to heal and our mind and hearts play a powerful part in the body’s ability to do so. With scientific evidence, inspiring stories, spiritual insights, and a dash of humor, I hope to not only help people in need of healing but also help shift the medical model from one of symptom management and surviving, to one of true wellness and thriving.