A tale of recovery and redemption that paints a portrait of life after heroin addiction in the Bronx.
Junior, a young father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, joins forces with a group of fellow hepatitis-C-infected former junkies in the Bronx to fight the disease in their community. Knitting personal narratives together with a profile of innovative programs at a methadone clinic, the film explores the concept of storytelling as an instrument of change and gives a powerful voice to marginalized members of society. Ultimately a very personal story of redemption and hope, The Fix puts a human face on addiction and disease with sensitivity and grace
LAURA NAYLOR | DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Laura first discovered her interest in documentary style representation while studying visual arts and art history at Columbia University in New York City. In 2011, she co-directed and produced her first feature-length documentary film, Duck Beach to Eternity (www.duckbeachmovie.com), which premiered at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival, the 2012 Salt Lake City Film Festival, and aired multiple times on BBC3 in the UK. In addition to directing and producing independent documentaries, Laura creates fundraising videos for non-profit organizations.
LEELAND JAMES | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR
Leland was educated at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. He has spent eight years in the New York City area documenting all types of cultural eccentrics, primarily in the world of contemporary painting. His emphasis in a journalistic and pop influenced style has served to push his creative endeavors both behind the camera and in the editing studio. Previously, he collaborated with Laura Naylor on the film, “Duck Beach to Eternity” as a camera operator. He also served as editor on the feature documentaries “The Wind of Al Amal” and “Yigal Ozeri: The Chameleon.” He currently resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
CHRISTOPHER SNYDER | COMPOSER
Chris is a songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Chicago. His songwriting credits include the astounding threesixfive project, in which he wrote, recorded, and published a new original song for every day of 2010 under the moniker Ace Reporter. Ace Reporter’s debut album, Yearling, is available now from Ooh La La Records. Before forming Ace Reporter, Chris wrote and released three records with New York indie rockers The States. His original music has also been featured in national advertising campaigns (Microsoft) and independent theatrical productions (Fourteen Flights, 2011 New York International Fringe Festival). Chris is a 2004 graduate of Harvard College.