An intimate portrait of a young woman living in isolation from her immunocompromised husband. Directed, shot and edited by Jesse Hunt, “Meet Me At The Stairs” explores the anxiety that comes with being an essential emergency worker during a worldwide pandemic and coping with the sacrifices necessary to keep your family members safe. As Hunt states:
“Ten years ago at the age of 21, I underwent a procedure that saved my life. A kidney transplant. My father donated one of his kidneys to someone that neither of us knew for me to receive a healthy organ, from another party in return. Before that, I spent the majority of my life gradually progressing towards undetected renal failure which is ultimately what led me to a brief stint of dialysis and then the transplant….
Because of these somewhat defining experiences that come with a procedure such as an organ transplant, I have an appreciation for what living with a compromised immune system means. I also have an appreciation for how this daily challenge affects those closest to me, especially at a time like this.”