"The release of my fan film has taken an unexpected turn. What was supposed to be a not-for-profit tribute to an iconic T.V. series is now a bitter sweet reminder of how vulnerable we are as human beings. My good friend, Eli (who plays the main character) found out on Thursday that he had cyst on his brain. He had been experiencing temporary paralysis, numbness, and nauseatingly-painful headaches, so this explained a lot. Yesterday (the day we released the film), doctors discovered that the cyst on his brain was, in fact, a tumor, so he underwent surgery to have it removed. Eli is currently in recovery after brain surgery. Doctors were able to remove all of the tumor that they saw. He is awaiting the results of the biopsy, which come in on Monday. At that point, we should know whether the tumor is malignant (cancerous) or benign. Eli is a true fan of the show, because he implied in a text message to me that he might try to watch the Better Call Saul premiere from his hospital room. That is dedication. As you watch this film, please keep this man, my close friend, Eli, in your thoughts and prayers. And if you know any other Breaking Bad fans out there, please let them know about our film. #BreakingBillinghurst is free to watch online, and our only goal with this project is to share it with other fans like ourselves. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support!"
People are so creative! This is an amazing Breaking Bad fan tribute; maybe the best ever! Fran makes a cameo appearance at 15:00. They consult my book at 16:15. So pleased! The best to Eli and the team!
PS - If you want to learn more about Eli's current medical situation, check out my latest post on Instagram.