Awards of the Israeli Film Academy:
2005 Won Award of the Israeli Film Academy Best Documentary
Palm Beach International Film Festival
2005 Won Best Documentary Feature
This is the story of one man's courageous journey to show the world that anything is possible. Ami weighs 39 Pounds, due to a rare form of muscular dystrophy. At birth, his doctor insists that Ami won't live past the age of 6. At the age of 34, Ami now lives in Israel and works as a 3D animator. He is considered one of the world's greatest medical miracles. He can't move any part of his body except for the one finger he uses to work his computer magic. Like an artist uses a brush, Ami uses his instrument creatively, constructing a story of animation to parallel his moving journey. Leaving behind an unrequited love, Ami is determined to return to the United States to show the world that he is alive! Along his journey, Ami will confront the doctor who told his mother he wouldn't survive, make peace with his brother, and finally ride a Harley Davidson. 39 Pounds of Love is an emotional roller coaster, a fascinating, humorous and truly inspirational ride through life with a man who overcame his fate.
Writers:Ilan Heitner (co-writer)