Drug use doesn't have to be depressing all of the time.. Everyone knows that drug and alcohol are not good for you.. But many people still indulge.
The intent is to avoid yet another clinical perspective to substance abusers. THE PRESENCE OF A DRUG is a satire. By interweaving and juxtaposing diverse points of view, THE PRESENCE OF A DRUG will cut through the rhetoric on all sides of this critical issue, which is in the media every day but for a devastating side
We found their testimony’s to be honest, compelling and diverse. What we uncovered were their comfortabiltiy to somewhat poke fun at themselves and the choices they have made. At this juncture in their lives most, if not all of them had gained a level of acceptance. Each person was happy to give their stories to us. We built bonds and many of them included people that they knew. We gained an understanding to a plethora of personalities. Among those that we came across were an "Ex Golden Gloves Boxer", an "environmental specialist", and a "retired prostitute".
Its many addicts in this world that are content with themselves and don't want the help.
ex. The "enviromental specialist" is married with a nursing degree. She says she prefers to live like how she is living because she doesn't have to worry about bills.
Ive showed this film to young men (14-18) that are incarcerated. They found it funny, but kept saying they would never think about trying a drug.. " It ruins your life" - 16 year old
It takes money to make money and we have put in all we can.. So now were askiyou for your help...investing $1.00 can make a difference
When we started last November.. We borrowed a camera from the school My partner was attending and we she could..she would go to the computer lab to Edit..
In order to start production again..
*We need to buy the camera ( or rent for a few months)
*The software for editing the footage
* we plan to visit
*California (San Francisco)
*Nevada (Las Vegas)
*Hotels( only in some cities due to family and friends living there)
We plan to stay in each city for a week... Getting familiar with the city and the people.. Learning about the shelters in each area..learning the addicts..
So my partner and I have put in all of the funding with the help of family members..
Only filming Baltimore and Chicago we spent a total of $7,342.00
We ask that you share this page with family and friends and a donation of $25.00 will go a long way.. thank you for the support!!
To date, we have shot about 50 hours of material and are integrally connected to the people of Chicago and Baltimore. We want to secure the remainder of the project budget as soon as possible, and expect to complete production by January of 2013 and to have a finished product by January of 2014