ABOUT THE PROJECT
A suburban New Jersey family struggles with their 20 year-old son’s addiction to heroin and the question of who is responsible for it happening.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
This film will be a narrative feature film centered around a suburban New Jersey family’s struggle with their 20 year-old son’s addiction to heroin and the question of who is responsible for it happening. The film is inspired by the book, Life After You by Linda Lajterman, whose 19 year-old son, Danny, died from a heroin overdose. While Danny’s story was the starting point, we are interested in all sides of this epidemic and the film will take in many points of view. Our goal is to create a film that will engage and educate young people and their parents, while sparking a much needed dialogue among officials who are in a position to make a difference—educators, drug counselors, physicians (many of whom prescribe the painkillers that lead to heroin abuse), law enforcement and elected officials on the local, state and national level whose response so far to this epidemic has been ineffective.
GENRE Narrative Feature
DIRECTOR George Valencia
PRODUCER George Valencia, Sandra Avila, Charlene Giannetti, Brian Long, Florencia Lozano
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