The Story of Ramon Resa, MD’s Journey From Abandoned Boy To Doctor
4K Film PREVIEW |In Production Now, Projected Release: 2018 – Includes interviews with: Ken Boyd – Executive Producer/Past Rotary International Director, Dan Lowenstein, MD – Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost at UCSF, Professor and Vice Chairman in the UCSF Department of Neurology and Executive Producer, Diane Wagner.
Dr. Resa’s Story | Featured in December 2017 Issue of Rotary Magazine
Dr. Resa would never have been willing to share his harrowing life story were it not for the encouragement of fellow Rotarians. It was they who influenced his decision to go public with the details of his Dickensian childhood – first as a motivational speaker and later in print form as his memoir. Now Dr. Resa’s story is being made into a documentary film for release in early 2018.
After overcoming a tough childhood, pediatrician Ramon Resa is helping to raise a new generation of kids
At three years old, an age when most toddlers are being assessed on how high they can count or how well they can recite their ABCs, Ramon Resa faced a different standard of measurement: how much cotton he could pile up in the farm fields of central California. | The Rotarian, December 2017 Issue
FILM CREDITS (partial)
Diane Wagner – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Diane Wagner is the president of Epic Indy. Diane grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Diane graduated from Claremont McKenna College, where she received her BA in economics. After college, she did graduate work at the University of California at Irvine, earning her M.B.A. in marketing and finance. Diane is an entrepreneur who leverages extensive sales, marketing, finance and project management experience in her work as Executive Producer.
Ken Boyd – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ken Boyd has served as one of the 17 Directors of Rotary International worldwide. Ken believes that one individual, such as Dr. Ramon Resa, can have a meaningful impact on the lives of many. Ken takes pride in knowing that the Rotarians he has recruited and mentored have gone on to provide millions of hours of humanitarian service during their years in the organization.
Jesse Gift – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | WRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR
Jesse Gift is Primetime Emmy® Award recipient and Multiple Emmy® Award nominee. Jesse began his journalism and filmmaking career in the 1980s producing, directing, shooting, and editing independent documentaries in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. Jesse moved into national network news in the 1990s (and into this decade) where he edited and produced national morning and evening news segments, primetime news magazine segments, bio documentaries, and television specials watched by tens of millions of viewers on high profile shows broadcast on ABC, NBC, CBS, A&E and more.