Completed 2005

Self Medicated is an extraordinary portrait of a teenager's redemption and personal triumph over hardship.

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew’s life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew’s descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction (in what Variety calls “an especially blistering performance by Monty Lapica”).
      Andrew’s mother (Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora), helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what’s left of his life, but to do that, he knows he must first face his own demons head-on.
      Self Medicated is an extraordinary portrait of redemption and personal triumph over hardship that “packs a startling punch” (Variety). “Raw, unmannered intensity… Self Medicated is just what the doctor ordered” (Hollywood Reporter).