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We started this film project with the intent of raising awareness about the growing trends of drugs and alcohol addiction, the rise in untreated mental illness, and the lack of a proper psychological prognosis (the likely course of a disease or ailment) and treatment. I’m sure that we all have a moment that distorted our own clarity or lack thereof, when dealing with dysfunctional behavior. No matter how you take on this subject, people are turned off, because it is a reminder of something that we all don’t want to admit or see. A bad drunk is a game changer, but rarely does it change the game, until they kill someone. Abuse and addiction it is the aftermath of something traumatic that spiraled downward until finally reaching rock bottom. It starts out one way and ends another. Personally, I lost four friends to suicide and addiction. It could have been avoided, I say over and over again, it could have been prevented, and it could ended differently. I took the blame for not answering the phone that one time. I got tired of dealing with their issues, until life ended abruptly and I played the I’m sorry card. My predictions knew exactly how it was going to end, and it did. In each of my characters in the film you find a similarity to someone you may know or knew, and you understand the disconnection one takes as a last resort to disengage. So easily are we able to judge and find offensive their language or actions in this film and take it personal, but the real world mirrors the reality that life is cruel, you find that your blood is worth more than tears. We choose to not listen, to look the other way, to filter and live in denial, and imagine that the sun is always shining until you step into a pile of dog poop. Drugs, Booze & Woes is reminder that Sodom and Gomorrah does exist, and hell is a playground full of fools, who were just like us. It would ne nice to open dialog and address this social issue from a new perspective. What are your thoughts?

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  • David May 24, 202110:01 pm

    The hardest part of the challenge is to find reliable people whom you can trust with your work to deliver.
    Flako’s that promise to deliver and fall flat on their face. Your word is everything in this business, either you deliver or you don’t. You then try to justify your actions after the fact; been played already, with the same result. I see why paying gets the results you want with less bullshit to deal with. But then again, they (you know who) always find a way to inject some of their issues 1/2 way through the process, which leaves a sour taste in your mouth and your film incomplete. They find something wrong with the script after the fact, or they follow the “I’m gonna be rich” [wannabe] [gonnabe’s] that never pans out. Then there’s the I got the “Red” or I got the “Alexa” camera crowd, who the f* cares if the picture sucks. I’ve seen amazing films shot on the iPhone or Galaxy, go figure. I’m an independent filmmaker with limited resources, I care about the art of doing the work; working through the process to deliver what I/we consider my/our best efforts. Sadly, I hope to break free of this transgression and find some fresh new blood to light up the screen. Hopefully to inspire me to do better, to be better, and give Creedence to the art form I/we love… That’s all!
    Have the best day ever ~David

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