In late winter of 2020, University of Kentucky HealthCare and the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center approached Media Collaboratory about producing a short form documentary highlighting UK Baseball player Dillon Marsh and his Type 1 diabetes. The Barnstable Brown Center provided a viable avenue for Dillon to successfully manage his diabetes while transitioning to SEC level baseball.
UK BBDC wanted to the story to focus on Dillon’s success story and positive impact as a role model successfully managing diabetes while promoting their collaboration with the baseball program and Dillon and his family. We set out to film a sit-down interview with Dillon as well as film him both in action on the baseball field and in diabetes education. Along with our production and primary sourced family materials, Media Collaboratory fully produced a short documentary that the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center utilized through social media campaigns but also premiered on ESPN, ESPN.com and the SEC Network.