RITCHIE FARRELL

The Journey to Recovery

MOVIES

 

High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell

 

Watch the true story behind The Fighter in this riveting and critically acclaimed documentary, a harrowing documentary chronicling 18 months in the lives of three crackhouse friends whose addiction has let them to crime and despair. Brenda, Dicki and Boo-Boo have grown up in and around Lowell. Brenda was an aspiring actress; now she resorts to prostitution to pay for her crack addiction. "I love it more than anything. More than life itself. Yet I hate it worse than anything," says Brenda. Dicki was the "Pride of Lowell" a boxer who once fought Sugar Ray Leonard. He commits robberies to support his habit. Boo-Boo has spent the last twenty years smoking crack, shoplifting, and doing whatever he has to do to stay alive.

Awards

Columbia Dupont Silver Baton

CINDY Gold

CHRIS Award

NEMN Silver Apple

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The New Face of Heroin

 

Currently in Pre-production Development - Fundraising

 

There is a stigma attached to heroin addiction and that brings about silence, guilt and shame. Too many people consider addiction a moral issue. Our goal is to produce a documentary film shredding the stigma of heroin addiction.

 

Project Concept

 

Today, there is an entirely new face of heroin. This epidemic is killing white, educated children from two-parent homes in affluent suburbs all across America. In the United States alone, 144 people will succumb to an accidental overdose of heroin today.

 

Project  Timeline

 

The project will follow heroin addicts at different stages of their recovery for 18 months. In the 8-minute sample reel below, we have conducted interviews via Skype as an example of our access to the heroin epidemic. A struggling heroin addict and a parent who has lost a child to addiction will be included in the project

 

Project Goals

 

Similar to, High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell, the documentary film I directed and produced for HBO, this project will shadow the same Cinema verite artistic approach and uphold the production values suitable for the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Corporate Sponsors

 

Please contact us for more information on how your company can become a producing partner  on a project that will create enormous headway toward saving lives through hope and inspiration.

 

 

Contact

 

 

Non-profit 501c.3 Status

We are actively negotiating with several fully operational non-for-profit organizations that would umbrella The New Face of Heroin documentary film under their 501c.3.

 

 

RITCHIE FARRELL

The Journey to Recovery