Allison W. Gryphon records her battle with cancer in a new documentary.
When Allison W. Gryphon was diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer back in April 2011, she went looking for answers but found none. Terrified, the then-38-year-old decided the best way to gather the information was to develop a documentary, What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?, that could be available for the rest of the world to view.
Provocative and pioneering, the documentary chronicles Gryphon’s personal journey in battling cancer—from the moment of diagnosis to the expectations after receiving treatments—as well as testimonies from fellow survivors, doctors, caretakers, and many more. The film was made with no budget but still attracted Hollywood heavy-hitters like actors Tippi Hendren and Gary Rizzo, CBS Studio Center, Skywalker Sound, and Co3.
What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It? is now available exclusively on iTunes. In addition to the release of the 107-minute documentary, the rest of the almost 200 hours of footage shot for the film will be used to create The What? Series, which will be available on The Why? Foundation’s website.