The non-fiction streaming service Discovery+ will solely bow the documentary set The Surge at Mount Sinai worldwide on July 1st.
The series, narrated by Jon Bon Jovi, with a feature song from Billie Eilish, has 3 healthcare workers,2 patients journeys, and professionals from across the medical facility within the world’s biggest medical institutes in the United States during an unprecedented worldwide pandemic. With personal accounts of all those on the front lines, the movie chronicles racing against time as New York City had become the worldwide epicentre of the COVID 19 outbreak, with much more than 300 daily deaths.
Made in collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, the documentary is executive produced by Mark Dowley, David Feinberg, Peter Maiden and Cindy Vanegas Gesuale; created by Sarah Hawkins and Michelle Leung; and also co-produced by Lucia Lee and Nicole Hudson, with post-production by Hooligan NYC. The documentary will premiere on Discovery+ on 1st July.
Peter Maiden, founder and CEO of Convicts stated in the press release,
Leaders at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City created a task force to address staffing needs to care for hospitalized patients during the coronavirus surge.https://t.co/4FLUBVnYIO@MountSinaiNYC #Covid19 #SARSCoV2 pic.twitter.com/ayVZABJa8L
— NEJM Catalyst (@nejmcatalyst) May 5, 2020
He also added,
Just as the COVID 19 pandemic began, Jon Bon Jovi appeared to be a frequent presence online, taking part in virtual fundraisers, writing songs influenced by the problems, and much more. Thus, it is not surprising which he has been tapped to narrate the documentary which examines one particular feature of the pandemic: New York City’s reaction to it.
The clip for Bon Jovi’s 2020 individual “Do What You Can” showcased Jon wandering throughout the streets of New York – that have been deserted because of lockdown – along with shots of other scenes and essential workers of the pandemic.
Lisa Holme, group SVP of content and commercial strategy, Discovery stated,
David A. Feinberg, SVP, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Mount Sinai Health System, Dean of Marketing & Communications at Icahn School of co-executive producer of Medicine on the documentary exclaimed, the documentary revolves around the emotional aspects of the pandemic on individuals especially those on the front line who went beyond measures in this time of unique global calamity. He also mentioned the selflessness and the fighter spirit that the medical and scientific society displayed. There were many challenges that one could not even have thought of. Indeed, it was one of the darkest and scariest times in world history.
The medical community did everything it could, without any personal desires of gain. They brought in innovative ways to handle the deadly pandemic and were able to do so very successfully whilst giving up everything going on in their personal lives.
The pandemic has changed the human mind, society and created a sense of care for everyone around. This is one positive change that this virus has brought to the world, building feelings of compassion.
Don’t miss out on the Documentary as it airs on 1st July, find out all the intricate details and how the medical and scientific community saved the world!