Joe Hartnett and Dayle D. Hartnett, Ph.D. founded the nonprofit Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) in 2004, to educate audiences who may lack knowledge of important aspects of human history, social justice and medical science and to inspire discourse supporting a healthy, multicultural planet Earth.
The original, ad hoc purpose of the organization was to fund, develop and film the documentary, A Delicate Balance (2005) at the City of Hope, a world leader in scientific research and state-of-the-art treatment of deadly diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
In 2006 and based upon our work with City of Hope, PFF began the very long term development and production of The Forever Fix (based on the book of the same name by noted medical science journalist and author Ricki Lewis, Ph.D.), a feature documentary about novel, life-saving personalized therapies based upon each patient’s individual and unique DNA. To date, PFF has archived over 75 hours of HD footage and sound. Our current estimate is that post-production will begin in 2020 or 2021.