By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

In the summer of 2015 I worked with Eve Marson and Sarah Goldblatt on their documentary feature film, “Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?” They had most of their film shot but needed pick up shots and interviews over a three-day period and they contacted me to be their director of photography for the shoot.


Eve was the lead producer on “Fed Up,” a documentary film about the food industry narrated by Katie Couric. As someone who pays close attention to the food I put in my body, I really enjoyed that film and thought it a highly important subject. This new film is about a doctor who was imprisoned for over-prescribing oxycontin to his patients, which led to severe addictions and deaths. The doctor maintains he was just doing his job to help people. Family members of his victims disagree. With the explosion in pain medication addictions in our country, this film comes at an opportune time and explores important questions about whether these drugs and the physicians who prescribe them are helping or hurting their patients.


The trailer for finished film is above. I was happy to see the scene I shot of the physician at his piano was included. The film recently premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is soon to be distributed by Gravitas Ventures and will be dropped on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play January 31. It maintains a 83 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


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