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Written off / The Biscuit Factory presents ; a Molly Hermann & Rob Lyall film ; produced by Molly Hermann, Rob Lyall ; directed and written by Molly Hermann.

Written off

Hermann, Molly, screenwriter, film director, film producer. (Added Author).
Lyall, Rob, film producer, director of photography. (Added Author).
Schwengel, Michael, performer. (Added Author).
Bertrand, Jason, actor. (Added Author).
White, Dallas, actor. (Added Author).
Sullivan, Kerry, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Biscuit Factory (Firm) (Added Author).
Video Project. (Added Author).
Director of photography, Rob Lyall ; editor, Kerry Sullivan. (Cast).

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Main DVD 362.293 Written (Text) 31307023392782 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (62 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California] : Video Project, [2016]

Content descriptions

Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Rob Lyall ; editor, Kerry Sullivan.
Participant or Performer Note:
Charcter voice, Michael Schwengel ; actors, Jason Bertrand, Dallas White.
Summary, etc.:
"Matt Edwards grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the winters are long, they call the mosquito the state bird, and his hometown was so small that it didn't have a single store. His first high came from pills prescribed by a doctor for a botched toe surgery. For ten years he sweat out shift after shift in restaurant kitchens, working twice as many hours as anyone else so he could pay rent and feed his addiction. Matt was driven by a desperate need to get a fix -- more often to avoid withdrawal than to get "high" in a recreational sense. To get what he needed he spun a web of fiction. He was a magnificent liar -- smart, creative, persuasive -- his lies fed his addiction as much as the actual drugs. But for the last two years of his life, Matt told the truth to himself, in two spiral bound journals. He chronicled his daily drug use -- sort of like the Bridget Jones of addiction but in cc's, milligrams and dollars instead of pounds, drinks and cigarettes. His journals also tell the story of his countless attempts to quit. Every day there is another front page tragedy detailing another spectacular fall from grace. What is missing is real understanding of the complicated personal experience within addiction. How does a smart, loving, promising kid move from acting in the high school play to putting a needle in his arm? WRITTEN OFF reveals that journey, in Matt's own words. Behind the addiction, there is a person -- all at once lovable and despicable, funny and pathetic, young and old, destructive and aware of his failings."
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Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Edwards, Matt.
Opioid abuse > Wisconsin.
Drug addiction > Wisconsin.
Drug addicts > Wisconsin > Biography.
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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