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Tactile Medical and AffloVest had no role in production of the film. AffloVest was approached by the studio and production to feature us for product placement in the movie. AffloVests were provided to production and they are featured in the movie on several occasions – both visuals in the patient rooms. The characters Will and Stella wear the AffloVest, and even mention the AffloVest by name.
Five Feet Apart
Afflovest Makes its First Onscreen Appearance
STELLA (Haley Lu Richardson) and WILL (Cole Sprouse) are seventeen years old and they are falling in love. The flirting in the hallways, the slipping away from adult supervision, the tension of every shared moment building toward something unknown but impossibly exciting. Complicating matters, their romance must exist within the boundaries of their lives as cystic fibrosis patients in the same hospital, where strict rules dictate that they must stay six feet apart at all times.
WILL is part of an experimental drug treatment but spends his days giving NURSE BARB (Kimberly Herbert Gregory) and DR. NOOR HAMID (Parminder Nagra) the slip. STELLA’s best friend POE (Moises Arias) works to keep her spirits high while she waits on a matching organ donor. She passes the time with an obsessive adherence to her prescription regimen and by creating videos about her friends and their lives for her YouTube channel.
As the connection between WILL and STELLA intensifies, so does the temptation to defy the rules that govern every moment of their lives. Teenage attraction gets complicated when touching is not an option, but the pair quickly learns that the possibilities are endless, even if it means staying out of reach. As the challenges mount, WILL and STELLA will discover a strength within each other that transcends the distance between them.
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Discussion Guide
Five Feet Apart is a work of fiction about two young people in love who happen to have cystic fibrosis. While several members of the CF Community were involved in development and production, including a retired CF Nurse who was on set, we have always deferred to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) for any/all medical related queries.
To that end, the foundation is offering information about CF questions connected to the film. The below page is being updated on a rolling basis: www.cff.org/fivefeetapart
The CFF is also enlisting medical professionals for Facebook posts.
Beyond the CFF, as public points of reference, here are posts and a video from activist members of the CF Community about the film:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuM1VA_g9q1/, https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCqw3YHTSi/ & https://youtu.be/YTNhkmA-bhU