A lot has happened since we finished the filming of the Pilot Episode of A Bad Case back in July. We released the Pilot in September and are now gearing up to shoot the remaining episodes this Spring.
We have an almost entirely new cast, with the exception of the returning Monica Ormsby who did a tremendous job playing Haley. Our other actors had moved into other projects and couldn't return for this round. But we have some great actors taking their place.
Erika Young will be playing Eliot. She is a stud athlete and diabetes advocate. Austin Fuerst will be taking on the role of Eddie. Austin is on his way to becoming a Diabetes educator and is passionate about health and fitness.
We have completely redesigned sets, a whole new perspective on sound, and cast and crew who are excited to bring you a great comedy surrounding diabetes.
Be on the lookout for pictures and extras from behind the scenes in February.
I wanted you all to be the first to know...a lot has happened in the prior weeks.
We have cast the pilot. We have four very talented actors, all with type 1. Brett R Stewart, Monica Ormsby, Francesca McAuliffe, and Yaniv Bercovitz will be playing the roles of Eddie, Haley, Eliot, and Thoreau.
Be on the lookout for posts on social media introducing the cast to the rest of the world. It would be great if you could share those with your crew and feel free to show each cast member some love by leaving a comment on the post.
You can read about each of the actors and the characters they will be playing at seapeptide.com/cast.
While you're there, take a look around. We've completely redesigned the website. And we've even added some coloring pages, created by Eddie, Eliot, Haley and Thoreau.
Feel free to print them out, give them a color, and submit them to be featured on the A Bad Case Instagram, @abadcase_diabetes .
We've also locked in our shooting dates. We will be filming the pilot July 26-28....
My journey with diabetes has been a varied one. I was diagnosed in 1996 while at University of California at San Diego and for the next twelve years I didn't know another person with this damned disease.
In 2008, I ran into the guys at Insulindependence and spent the next few years reveling in the fellowship that comes from finally meeting people of my tribe. In 2011, encouraged by the relationships I'd built and the knowledge that not everyone has them, I took off on a 100-mile solo sail to show the world (and my myopic doctors) that anything was possible with diabetes.
The following year, I finished writing and publishing my memoir of that trip and my life with diabetes titled, Islands and Insulin: A Diabetic Sailor's Memoir.
The next five years were spent on a series of adventures with other diapeople. We were the first ever, all type 1 team to complete the Swim Around Key West, stand up paddled 100 miles up the Intracoastal Waterway in North and South Carolina, and a multi-sport adve...