Suck It Up, Princess - the Story of Renee Rodrigues
This 1 hour Documentary in English and Portuguese is a powerful exploration of courage and strength. A musically enhanced one hour view into the world of Renee Rodrigues, a 19 year old website designer, moderator, reporter, charity organizer and victim of degenerative congenital muscular dystrophy. Renee had a 500lb wheelchair, a tracheotomy and constant pain but that didn’t stop her for a second. She was hip, cool and popular on-line with friends like Hilary Duff, K-Os, Shawn Desman, Drake and Jully Black. She managed the social media and blogs for the TV series “Hip Hop in the T-dot“ and various charitable initiatives and artists. She made the most of every second and was an inspiration to us all.
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On Thursday Dec. 20, 2012, Renee passed away from complications caused by CMD. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Renee and her family during her short life and we hope that this documentary remains as a testament to Renee and her amazing spirit. Renee made a difference in this world. We miss her every day. RIP Renee.The Suck It Up Princess documentary was made with the support of Omni Television and the Canada Media Fund in English and Portugues.
Awards and Reviews
Renee Rodrigues, One Very Tough Princess – by Jessica Vitullo, – Posted May 26, 2010
Golden Sheaf Awards – Posted April 22, 2010
WorldFest – Houston Award – Posted April 22, 2010
Suck It Up, Princess – Review by film critic Walter Owen, NYC – Posted March 28, 2010
Portuguese language documentary premieres – Posted March 15, 2010
Canadian Documentary Premiere on OMNI.1 – Posted March 12, 2010