Suck It Up Princess (in production with Omni Television) News:
Golden Sheaf Awards – April 22, 2010
WorldFest – Houston Award – April 22, 2010
Suck It Up, Princess – Review by film critic Walter Owen, NYC – March 28, 2010
Portuguese language documentary premieres – March 15, 2010
Canadian Documentary Premiere on OMNI.1 – March 12, 2010
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, 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 and Jully Black. She managed the social media for the TV series “Hip Hop in the T-dot“. She made the most of every second and was an inspiration to us all.
On Thursday Dec. 20, 2012, Renee passed away from complications caused by CMD. We were honoured to have the opportunity to work with Renee during her short life and we hope that this documentary remains as a testament to Renee’s life. Renee made a difference in this world. We miss her every day.
©Hop To It Productions 2007