Actors, cameras take over Heywood Hospital space for a TV pilot on one doctor’s cause: caring for patients in their final days
by Peter Jasinski, firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDNER — If you visited a corner of Heywood Hospital’s third floor at some point in the last two weeks, there’s a good chance that the people you saw walking around in white coats weren’t actually doctors.
During that time, the currently unoccupied section of the hospital was transformed into something completely new: the setting of “Death’s Door,” a new TV series that has been filming its pilot episode in Gardner.
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On the Set for Filming Death’s Door
Death’s Door just got some major press coverage during filming for a TV pilot at the Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts. The TV pilot is based on the book At Death’s Door by Sebastian Sepulveda with Gini Graham Scott to be published by Rowman & Littlefield in March 2017 – about the time the TV series may begin airing.
In the article: “Actors, cameras, take over Heywood Hospital space for a TV pilot on one doctor’s cause: caring for patients in their final days” by Peter Jasinski, both photos and video clips capture the excitement of the film shoot. As the article describes, a section of the hospital’s third floor was transformed into the setting for the TV series, which is based on the life of Dr. Sebastian Sepulveda, a Chelmsford-based nephrologist and primary care physician, who has spent much of his career in end-of life care. Uniquely, this is the first show about doctors where all of the patients die, and it explores what doctors do to ease the transition for patients and their families in these final moments.