Cast and Crew


Tristan Stoch:

Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Tristan Stoch is a 22 year old freelance videographer from Portland, OR. He grew up on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and spent his childhood hiking and backpacking. His experiences growing up in the rural Northwest inspired him to write and direct the short film Clarity in 2011, which is still being shown at film festivals. He believes that film is the best tool to inspire social action and he is glad he can combine his love of filmmaking and his love of travel. He was deeply moved by what he filmed in the Acupuncture Relief Project’s clinic and hopes that this film can continue to raise awareness about the great, humanitarian work they are doing.

Tim McHugh:

Original Soundtrack

Tim McHugh is teacher, author, and musician/composer.  He has four releases to date, and is currently working on his next release, Love Songs for the 21st Century, due out in fall of '12. Tim lives in Northern Washington State where he resides with his family.  More information

Andrew Schlabach:


Andrew Schlabach is life long professional artist having worked with many national advertising agencies. Now a practitioner of East Asian Medicine, Andrew envisioned a program to introduce practitioners to Nepal and demonstrate the effectiveness of using acupuncture as means of delivering basic medical care in rural third world regions. His focus on the elements of service and sustainability have helped Acupuncuture Relief Project grow to serve patients, practitioners and communities both here and abroad.


Featured Practitioners:

Jennifer Walker LAc
Kimo Shotz LAc
Jennifer Rankin RAc
Brad Carroll LMT
Andrew Schlabach EAMP


Featured Vajra Varahi Interpreters and Staff:

Nicky Glegg
Satyamohan Dangol
Tsering Sangpo Sherpa
Mishal Thapa
Sushila Gurung
Prajwal Shakya
Smita Karanjit
Manisha Thapa


Featured Patients:

Kanchi Maya Tamang
Phul Maya Tamang
Maile Maya Tamang