Unprescribed

Documentary | 71 minutes | 2020 | HD | United States Of America



Festivals & Awards

Grand Jury Prize Winner: Best Documentary, Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival

Winner: Best Feature Documentary, CannaBus Culture Film Fest

Winner: Be The Change, Colorado Int’l Activism Film Festival

Official Selection: San Francisco Veterans Film Festival

Official Selection: Honor Film Festival

Official Selection: The London Cannabis Film Festival



Cast & Credits

Cast:
Boone Cutler, Janine Lutz, Joshua Frey, Joey Gilbert, Suzanne Sisley, MD.

Crew:
Produced, Shot & Directed by Steve Ellmore



Synopsis

Amid the opioid and suicide epidemics, military veterans across the country are shunning prescription medications in favor of cannabis.
Military veteran Steve Ellmore chronicles the lives of fellow veterans, spouses, and family members coping with war-related trauma and the loss of loved ones to suicide brought on by the over-prescription of pharmaceuticals.

Total run time is 1:11:11. World War One formally ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect (Armistice Day). At the urging of major veteran organizations, the holiday was renamed in 1954 to Veterans Day, which is celebrated each year on November 11th (WWI + Nov 11 = 1:11:11).



Reviews

“Riveting and often heart-wrenching.” -- The Times Herald

“A documentary that intends to ruffle feathers and blow open conversations.” -- Flowertown.com

“The fact that the federal government has been lying to the people of the United States for decades about the dangers of cannabis is especially jarring to shellshocked veterans of war.” -- Miami New Times