Terrill's film appears on "The Doctors" thanks to a challenge held at his school by Andrew Scher, a 1988 Franklin Pierce alum and executive producer of the show. Scher challenged students of his alma mater to make a public service announcement about any health-related topic, which would then appear on the show. Terrill said his teacher challenged him and Tomaszewski to enter.
Terrill said the original film was a minute long, and it focused on a man in his mid-40s who loses his job and attempts to jump from a building.
As the film evolved over several months of shooting, scheduling, editing and reviewing, it came to focus more on the people below who held up signs that say: "I Care." This act stops the man from jumping. The message is: "Reach out to anyone in need," Terrill said.
Terrill said he will never forget his Hollywood sojourn.
"It was literally living the dream for the four days we were out there," Terrill said.
You can catch Terrill's film locally at 2 p.m. tomorrow on WHDH-TV Channel 7. Terrill's segment appears toward the end of the show, he said.
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