Directed by: Caskey Ebeling 2012 | 72 min.

Section: Halekulani Golden Orchid Award: Documentary Feature Nominees

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Biography, Documentary, Social Issues


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How does a fallen man get back up? Tony 'TEMPT' Quan is a legendary LA graffiti artist, social activist and publisher. In 2003, he was diagnosed with ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a degenerative nerve disorder which has rendered him unable to move, breathe or speak...

But his mind and creative spirit are still intact. In 2009, Mick Ebeling and his Not Impossible Foundation brought a motley crew of international hackers and artists to Los Angeles to attempt the impossible: invent a low-cost, open source DIY device that allows Tempt to once again create art, using the only part of his body that still moves, his eyes.

After hours of harrowing trial and error, The EyeWriter was born and Tempt was once again able to create art. GETTING UP beautifully illustrates that through the will of two men, and on the shoulders of a community, anything is possible.


For more information about ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease, please contact The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Go to

Synopsis written by: Slamdance


Monday, October 15 8:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Saturday, October 20 11:00 AM Dole Cannery E Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Caskey Ebeling
Producer Jon Barlow
Cast Tony 'Tempt' Quan
Cinematographer Amardeep Kaleka
Editor Amardeep Kaleka, Luis Lopez
Music Director Money Mark

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