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Written off

Author: Molly HermannRob LyallMichael SchwengelJason BertrandDallas WhiteAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, California] : Video Project, [2016]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Matt Edwards grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the winters are long, they call the mosquito the state bird, and his hometown was so small that it didn't have a single store. His first high came from pills prescribed by a doctor for a botched toe surgery. For ten years he sweat out shift after shift in restaurant kitchens, working twice as many hours as anyone else so he could pay rent and feed his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Biographical films
Biographies
Documentary films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Matt Edwards
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Hermann; Rob Lyall; Michael Schwengel; Jason Bertrand; Dallas White; Matt Edwards; Kerry Sullivan; Biscuit Factory (Firm); Video Project.
OCLC Number: 1015965051
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Includes deleted scenes.
Credits: Director of photography, Rob Lyall ; editor, Kerry Sullivan.
Performer(s): Character voice, Michael Schwengel ; actors, Jason Bertrand, Dallas White ; with Matt Edwards and his mother Jane.
Description: 1 videodisc (61 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; 16:9 presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Written off (Motion picture : 2016 : Hermann)
Responsibility: The Biscuit Factory presents ; a Molly Hermann & Rob Lyall film ; produced by Molly Hermann, Rob Lyall ; directed & written by Molly Hermann.

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"Matt Edwards grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the winters are long, they call the mosquito the state bird, and his hometown was so small that it didn't have a single store. His first high came from pills prescribed by a doctor for a botched toe surgery. For ten years he sweat out shift after shift in restaurant kitchens, working twice as many hours as anyone else so he could pay rent and feed his addiction. Matt was driven by a desperate need to get a fix -- more often to avoid withdrawal than to get "high" in a recreational sense. To get what he needed he spun a web of fiction. He was a magnificent liar -- smart, creative, persuasive -- his lies fed his addiction as much as the actual drugs. But for the last two years of his life, Matt told the truth to himself, in two spiral bound journals. He chronicled his daily drug use -- sort of like the Bridget Jones of addiction but in cc's, milligrams and dollars instead of pounds, drinks and cigarettes. His journals also tell the story of his countless attempts to quit. Every day there is another front page tragedy detailing another spectacular fall from grace. What is missing is real understanding of the complicated personal experience within addiction. How does a smart, loving, promising kid move from acting in the high school play to putting a needle in his arm? "Written off" reveals that journey, in Matt's own words. Behind the addiction, there is a person -- all at once lovable and despicable, funny and pathetic, young and old, destructive and aware of his failings."--www.written-off.com.

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