- Congresswoman Ann Custer (D-NH)

Testimonials...

 
THIS GRIPPING FILM WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT AMERICA’S OPIOID CRISIS
— Jane O'Brien - BBC News

"As a mother who lost two of her children to a fentanyl overdose in 2016 i cannot tell you how touched i was by this film and the strength of Matt's mother to relive her sons illness with honesty and grace. i know that his journals will open peoples eyes and touch people in their very core."

- Victoria Allendorf - Executive Director, I Hate Heroin

WHEN I WATCH THE FILM, I’M ALWAYS AMAZED MATTHEW KEPT A JOURNAL OF ALL THIS INFORMATION AND HIS FAMILY’S WILLINGNESS TO SHARE IT IN THIS WAY. THIS FILM IS A GIFT TO EVERYONE WHO WATCHES - WE HAVE NO IDEA OF THE COUNTLESS TRAGEDIES THAT WILL BE PREVENTED!!
— SHERI SCHAEFER - ASAP PREVENTION COORDINATOR, FT. DETRICK

"Having worked in the field of addictions for over 20 years, I have often found a big part of the struggle is helping families and friends understand their loved one's addiction as an illness and not a choice of "bad behaviors." I think Written Off is such a valuable resource to educate families and loved ones about the struggle and journey of addiction, while also presenting an opportunity for healing and recovery."

- Charlene Gradney - Louisiana Department of Health


WRITTEN OFF IS NOT ONLY A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY, IT ALSO GOES BEYOND THE STATISTICS AND NEWS STORIES WE READ EVERY DAY, WITH AN UPFRONT AND VERY HEART-WRENCHING PERSONAL STORY OF ONE MAN’S STRUGGLE WITH OPIOIDS. WE SCREENED THE FILM SEVEN TIMES ACROSS OUR COUNTY AND IT MOVED MANY TO TEARS. WE PAIRED THE SCREENINGS WITH NARCAN TRAININGS - THE FILM REALLY DEMONSTRATES WHY CARRYING THIS LIFE-SAVING MEDICATION IS SO IMPORTANT.
— Alexandra Duff - Prevention Supervisor, Talbot County (Maryland) Health Department

“It is a very impactful movie that shows the TRUE struggle of drug addiction,  how easily someone can fall into it, and how thoroughly it can destroy ones life."

- Megan Reichart - Osage County (Nebraska) Anti Drug Community Action Team


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING “WRITTEN OFF” TO OUR COMMUNITY AND LEADING THE Q&A AFTER. UNDOUBTEDLY WE WERE ALL TOUCHED BY MATT’S STORY AS WELL AS THE INSIGHT AND EXPERIENCES SHARED BY HIS MOTHER AND FRIENDS. I CAN’T OVERSTATE THE VALUE OF SCREENING THE MOVIE TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY AND SHARING CONVERSATION AFTERWARDS. IT GAVE OUR COMMUNITY ONE MORE WEAPON IN OUR ARSENAL TO COMBAT THIS DEADLY EPIDEMIC. 
— Pamela Whyte - President, Chester River Wellness Alliance, Chestertown, Md

 

"An eye-opening teenagers' account of his personal struggle with addiction which every parent needs to see to understand today's substance abuse crisis."

- Betty Djawdan - President, Arise & Flourish,Inc

Written Off provides poignant insight into the human side of the disease of addiction – a side that is sometimes lost in the arguments about addiction’s origins or how to best approach our current epidemic. What has always stuck out to me is the notion that Matthew Edwards is not a victim of his circumstances, but rather a strong, survivor of the years that he suffered in active addiction. You get to see the struggle from the inside out.
— Kennedy Hinman - CAC-AD Hudson Health Services, Salisbury, MD

"Our event was a success! 100 people in attendance, great evaluations, resources to people who needed them, awareness, and knowledge."

-Jacquelyn Preston - MA, CPSPathways Behavioral Services, Inc., Waterloo, Iowa