Brian Mehling, M.D. and Blue Horizon International (BHI) have recently been making headlines – from being featured in VOGUE magazine, news of the preview screening of their stem cell documentary “Stem Cells – The Next Frontier,” which was screened during the Tribeca Film Festival in April, to its screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25th. There was also a well-attended networking event that followed the next day to celebrate the successful screening in Cannes.
“Stem Cells – The Next Frontier” is a documentary about stem cell research being the next frontier in medicine, but many have only the narrowest understanding of what it is, what it can do, and why it isn’t explored to its full potential in the United States. The film aspires to uncover the world of stem cells and to answer most common questions and bring some light into this topic. Furthermore it explores what exactly stem cells are, as well as their potential to reshape the medical world. Executive producer of the documentary is Brian Mehling, M.D., Production: Ralph Moffetone and John-David Grayson, Editor: John-David Grayson and Supervisor: Melody London.
“It was a great night, so many people came from different corners of the world. It was truly a unique event, thanks to our special guest, Jermaine Jackson, the brother of the late Michael Jackson. We were so grateful to have him,” said Dr. Mehling.
The documentary was made with the idea of bringing the topic of stem cells and stem cell therapies to wider audiences, so its mission is definitely getting accomplished. Even though it took several years for the movie to be completed, now it’s time for people to see it and discover the stem cells for themselves.
The documentary contains testimonials of the physicians, the researchers and the patients who have participated in the BHI program over the years. Dr. Mehling hopes that through education, these advanced therapies will be available sooner rather than later to people in need.
Dr. Mehling added: “We are looking to expand world-wide, so being here during the Cannes Film Festival is a great way to meet new people and introduce them to our program. BHI partners with advanced facilities for research in the very latest in surgical and medical technology, including both autologous stem cell and placental cord blood. This technology allows stem cells obtained from the patient’s own body or in some cases from placental cord blood to be used. To date, we have completed more than 1,000 stem cell injections. “
Blue Horizon International is a healthcare management company with a unique concept. We provide the highest quality care and service available in surgical and medical treatments globally, the most advanced technologies currently available in stem cell therapies, all while giving back to the children in the communities we serve.
We have safely and efficiently performed more than 3,000 stem cell research procedures to date. We are the only treatment provider approved and associated with The Wuhan University Department of Medicine, The Biochemistry Institute of Wuhan University. We are fully licensed by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic to offer cord blood, bone marrow and adipose stem cell derived treatments at Malacky Hospital near Bratislava, Slovakia.
Industrial Motion Pictures is a creative film company founded by Dr. Brian Mehling. IMP, in association with Mehling Studios brings creative and innovative films to life. IMP has been associated with films such as: Tiny Tears, Italy’s Forgotten Earthquake, BreadCrumbs, Dead Calling, A Smile for Bow and Stem Cells- The Next Frontier. IMP was originally founded in the 1950’s. Our mantra is not based on profit, but rather, we emphasize and focus on the impact our films bring to communities on a diverse level.
The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world. The invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.