March 17, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at The Music Hall Loft
part of a series on Taboo
About the speaker
Using juxtaposing imagery in documentary filmmaking to understand heroin addiction, alter perception and motivate change.
Michael is a writer, director and producer whose background in music led him into the film world.
He made his directorial and writing debut in 2010 with the short film “Dark Scribbles.” Michael went on to produce and co-direct the award-winning feature documentary film “In Danger of Being Discovered” in 2012.
In 2014, he wrote and directed a series of music videos for singer/songwriter Elytta, who is now placed on the Official Ballot for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy.
In 2015 Michael began production on his latest project “The Heroin Effect” inspired by the epidemic that is currently plaguing the New England community where he and his son reside. The idea for the documentary was born after having a chance encounter with an old friend who confided in him about his struggles with heroin addiction. That combined with the current headlines about rapidly increasing overdose deaths, both locally and nationally, inspired Michael to tackle this issue.
Most recently, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the PSA, “It’s time, let’s talk” about the heroin and opiate crisis.
You can connect with Michael Venn here:
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Event is free, but tickets are required by registering. Tickets are limited and they usually sell out fast. Doors are locked until 8:30. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9am. Talk begins at The Music Hall LOFT promptly at 9am. Event is over no later than 10am. Please only use Congress St main entrance for The LOFT. Parking is available on street and in two big lots close by. See you then!