Rx for Survival — A Global Health Challenge

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Program 2: Rise of the Superbugs

Narrated By

Brad Pitt

Written, Produced, and Directed By

Sarah Holt

Associate Producer

Laura Pacheco

Edited By

Doug Quade

Music Composed By

Sheldon Mirowitz

Consulting Producer

Julia Cort


Greg Andracke
Reuben Aaronson
Steven McCarthy
Erich Roland

Sound Recordists

Frank Coakley
Dick Williams
Dave Rainey
Gordon Glascox

Location Coordinators

Peru: Perfo Studios
Honduras: Gertrudes Quispe
Honduras: Basics
Honduras: Gustavo Correlas

Production Assistance

Kendra MacLeod

Animation By


John Bair

Renuka Ballal

Amber Kusmenko
Nathan Meier
Molly Schwartz

Orchestration and Programming

Sheldon Mirowitz
Andreas Bjorck
Matt Mariano

Dramatic Sequences Produced By

Dangerous Films, Ltd.

Richard Dale

Kim Bour

Line Producer
Gina Marsh

Director of Photography
Paul Jenkins

Tim White

Production Designer
Joseph Manser

Costume Designer
Ros Little

Make up Designer
Sarita Allison

Martin Sage

Casting Director
Natasha Greenberg

Production Manager
Nion Hazel

1st Assistant Director
Paul Dale

2nd Assistant Director
Nickie Sault

Script Writer
Andrew Bampfield

Alexander Fleming: Martin Ledwith
Senior Medical Officer: Alisdair Simpson
Albert Alexander: James Duke

Post Production

Henninger Media Services

Online: Jef Huey
Colorist: Dave Markun
Mix: Dave Hurley

Narration Record

Pop Sound

Closed Captioning By

The Caption Center

Archival Material Provided By

Biomedia Associates
Boston Globe
Canadian Football League
Cells Alive
Getty/Image Bank Film
Getty Images
ITN Archive
National Archives
Oxford Scientific
Rick Lannetti
Susquah Cable
UCLA Film and Television Archive
WPA Film Library

Special Thanks

David Bloom
Howard Hiatt
Lee D. Reichman
William Shaw
Everly Macario
Global Alliance for TB
Infectious Disease Society
Jack Edwards
Ophelia Dahl, Partners in Health
Ralph Timperi, Mass. State Lab
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
UCLA Harbor Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Williamsport Hospital
World Health Organization NAL Foundation
Wildlife Conservation Society

A Holt Productions Film

Series Advisors

Barry Bloom
Harvard School of Public Health

Nils Daulaire
Global Health Council

Harvey Fineberg
National Institute of Medicine

William Foege
Emory University

Katrina Hedberg
Oregon Public Health Services

Donald Hopkins
The Carter Presidential Center

Michael Osterholm
University of Minnesota

Allan Rosenfield
Columbia University

Jaime Sepulveda Amor
Mexican National Institutes of Health

Alfred Sommer
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Mary Wilson
Harvard University

For Vulcan Productions, Inc.

Production Assistant

Kate Blyth

Assistant Manager, Documentary Productions

Jennifer Senkler

Media Relations Manager

Michael Nank

Manager, Documentary Productions

Pamela Rosenstein

Senior Director, Marketing and Publicity

Jason J. Hunke

Director, Documentary Productions

Bonnie Benjamin Phariss


Exec. Director, Marketing and Publicity

Anne Zeiser

Marketing, Publicity and Station Relations

Adina Barnett
Erin Martin Kane
Mary Beth Lefaivre
Sara Green
Erin Francis
Lisa Cerqueira
Paula Fleming
Lee Kravetz
Patrick Ramirez

Outreach Initiatives

Julie Benyo, Education
Nanda Chitre, Impact Campaign
Vi Zahajszky, Impact Campaign

Business and Legal Affairs

Susan Rosen Shishko


Elaine Coolbrith
Paul Dickinson
Rich Parr

Post Production Associate

Laura Azevedo

Special Projects Assistant

Gaia Remerowski

Unit Managers

Mary Alice Holmes
Salme Lopez

Development Producers

Jennifer Greene
Tina Nguyen
Jason Spingarn-Koff

Series Associate Producer

Jonathan Loewald

Senior Content Director

Linda Harrar

Coordinating Producer

Walter Gadecki

Senior Producer

Lisa Mirowitz

Executives-in-Charge, Vulcan Productions

Paul G. Allen
Jody Patton

Executive-in-Charge, WGBH/NOVA Science Unit

Paula S. Apsell

Executive Producer, Vulcan Productions

Richard Hutton

Series Executive Producer

Larry Klein

A Co-Production of The WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Vulcan Productions, Inc.