58 deaths (ages 12-25) (2009-2010) from Rx overdoses in Orange County California. That number has doubled every 2 years since 2001.
Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that will delve into the staggering problem of teenage Rx drug abuse in one of the most affluent counties in the country. Young, privileged teenagers are dying of drug overdoses in record numbers in Orange County, California. In particular prosperous cities like Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. This documentary film will set out to ask the question.....why?
Many of these tragic deaths are from pain medication drugs like: Opana, OxyContin and Hydrocodone. Who are the doctors that are giving these teenagers the lethal prescriptions? Why? We want to find an honest, objective answer. The teen years are challenging for both teenagers and parents. Is it harder these days with the online bullying and social networks? Is it peer pressure? Low self esteem? Do kids turn to drugs to solve their problems? Is it easier to find drugs if you have money? Do “rich kids” have more temptation? These are questions we want to address and try and answer or at least shine a light on.
We will be using the funds from kickstarter to see this project through post production. Sound Design, Color Timing, Composer, Editing, E of O Insurance, Masters, and Festival Submissions.