A Mild Touch of Cancer 2021

Directed by Annie Goldson

84 minutes DCP

Director, Producer & Screenplay


Irene Chapple


Jacob Bryant
Dominic Fryer
Mark Lapwood
Adam Luxton
Faanati Mamea
Eric Phillips-Horst
Richard Kickbush


Prisca Bouchet


Karl Sölve Steven

Post Production Facility

Department of Post

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Successful businessperson, comedian and author David Downs had just months to live when he entered a clinical trial of an innovative cancer treatment in the U.S.

Within weeks, he was in complete remission, and two years later he is deemed cured. Now, he has dedicated himself to helping New Zealanders around the country face their own cancer journeys. We follow their stories of life and death.