By Tony ARMER, J. Declan FLYNN


Documentary - Completed 2012

Todd Crandell is an ex-addict that helps others with addiction and & competes in extreme triathlons. He battles through intense heat, grueling mountains, the emotional demons of his mother's death & the breakup of his marriage racing in the 512KM Ultraman triathlon all to spread a message of hope.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
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    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tony ARMER, J. Declan FLYNN
    • Writer(s)
    • Tony ARMER, J. Declan FLYNN
    • Producer(s)
    • Tony ARMER (RWD Film LLC), J. Declan FLYNN (RWD Film LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • Todd Crandell battled severe alcohol and drug addictions for 13 years. His mother committed suicide when he was 3 years old. Her suicide would become the impetus for Todd’s addictions and wonton self-destruction from the ages of 13 to 26. After numerous arrests, becoming destitute and finding himself homeless, Todd kicked his addictions and became sober for good. He soon discovered a new passion, helping addicts and their families around the world and competing in extreme endurance events like the Ironman Triathlon to spread a message of hope.
      By July 2009, Todd had competed in over 50 extreme endurance events. Next up; Ultraman Canada, - a grueling three-day, 512 KM (318.6 mile) triathlon in the rustic back-country of Penticton, British Columbia with a camera crew in his face the whole way. The race is limited to only 35 athletes per year from across the globe. In the 25 year history of the event no camera crew had ever been given unprecedented access to the race or a competitor before, until now.
      The film tells Todd’s story of addiction, recovery, and his mission to save lives while he continues to struggle with internal and external factors that could destroy his life. Running with Demons is a unique and stark glimpse into the life of an ex-addict who's battling with another addiction - saving people's lives - and the cost could be his life and his family.
      Soundtrack by: International Multi-Platinum Rock Band, Tesla
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