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Susan ReetzBy Susan Reetz
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Susan ReetzBy Susan Reetz
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$1,200
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Violence. Neglect. Sexual abuse. Kids who grow up in homes where drugs are used, sold, or made are profoundly affected by addiction, even if they never become addicts themselves, although the odds are high they will.

In 2007, working with The Post House and Practical Illusions, we completed filming for Living in Shadows, a documentary about the children of drug addicts.

Filming with a mother and her two daughters.
Filming with a mother and her two daughters.
Coaching our young narrator.
Coaching our young narrator.

The film won international awards and has been used to educate a broad audience across north America including teachers, recovering drug addicts, counselors, medical providers, social workers, legal professionals, and law enforcement.

This new project, Echoes of Addiction, will build on what we started in Living in Shadows (incorporating original footage) and provide an even greater insight into the lasting impact a parent’s addiction has on their children. It is a new opportunity to raise awareness of this important issue.

We have all the great interviews we shot 7 years ago, including one that was not used in the original film. The job now is to film follow up interviews with some of the original subjects and merge the old and new footage together to provide a longer view of the issue:

  • How are these children, now adults, doing in their own lives?
  • Have their parents’ addictions left long term scars?
  • Have they been able to overcome their childhood experience?

The budget includes production planning, on location filming, interview transcription, footage logging, music acquisition, editing, color correction, sound mixing, closed captioning for the hearing impaired, two hundred DVDs, and campaign incentives. Funds raised that exceed the specified budget will be used for duplication of additional DVDs to be given away to schools, treatment facilities, parenting classes, and other groups on a first come first serve basis.

*** Please note that while our youngest interview subject was eleven at the time, most of the children you see in the film Living in Shadows were "actors" from our community who helped us re-enact scenes from the interviews.

Risks and challenges

Susan, Steve, and Don each have over 20 years of success in the film production business. We have allocated enough time to compensate for almost any production delay. Our two primary interview subjects are eager to get this new project underway so they can help other people by telling their stories. Complete funding means we will be able to give this project our undivided attention and assemble a top quality team with the skills and drive to create an outstanding film completed on time.

We are not using funding to buy gear. Our professional production team already has everything and then some to handle what ever the production needs. We'll be putting our funding into the local production community by hiring qualified individuals to help us complete this project.

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