The story of a woman's struggle to recover from addiction and trauma, told from the perspective of her teenage son.
As with all of our films, this fictional narrative is based on a series of interviews and research in order to authentically address real circumstances in the Evansville, Indiana area. A recurring theme that appears in almost all of our research and listening is the damage caused by isolation.
This story emphasizes how isolation and trauma are both causes and results of substance abuse, and how the shame and social stigma of addiction drive a person further into isolation.
In 2014, Vanderburgh County was ranked as the community with the most methamphetamine use in the world. Since then, methamphetamine use has dropped drastically, but Indiana continues to be the state with the 7th highest rate of drug use and addiction.
According to local experts, trauma and isolation are the driving forces behind the substance abuse habits of most addicts, and substance abuse is a leading contributor to countless other issues in the community, including foster care, unemployment, infant mortality, and suicide.
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Chris Weatherly Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Jonathan Boettcher Writer/Producer
Leah Roop Producer
Ross Chapman Executive Producer
Matthew Martin Key Grip
Mike Reyes Assistant Cinematographer
Hunter Curry Assistant Cinematographer
Nate Spicer Gaffer
Toby Hitchcock Second Assistant Cinematographer
David Ross Grip
Alex Boettcher Production Design/Vanity
Joy Secrest Art Director
Shelby Lashley Production Assistant
Garrett Burton Production Assistant
Sidney Mustin Production Assistant
Jeff Abell Production Assistant
Damon Smith Photographer
Welborn Baptist Foundation
Evansville Police Department
Claire Ballard, HOT96
Ange Humphrey, Local Lifestyles
Katy Adams, Stepping Stone
Monte Guinean, Drug Task Force
Steven Lockyear, Vanderburgh County Coroner
A Wavelength Films production, in association with Left Turn Productions.
Copyright 2019 For Evansville, INC.
Sarah Cleveland Mom
Jacob Seger Son
Blake Hollins Police Officer
Kathy Riordan DCS Social Worker
Hannah Jones Pedestrian
Jennifer Vela Pedestrian
Ellie Parker DCS Office Worker
Rita Hight 911 Dispatcher
Jessica Hillyard Neighbor
Mark Goines Runner
Matt Effinger Runner
Misty Voelker Minar
Kenton & Anna Hargis
Brandon & Leah Roop
Matt & Bobbie Bernhardt
Steve and Mary Ann Burris