Paul Edalat

Executive Producer

Paul Edalat is the Chairman and CEO of Vivera Pharmaceuticals, an innovative, science-driven pharmaceutical company that prioritizes patients over profit. Before Vivera, Mr. Edalat had a successful career in the fitness and nutrition industry. However, his priorities shifted after his younger brother’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis in 2004. While battling cancer, his brother became addicted to the medications prescribed to him to help manage the chronic pain and side effects of his cancer treatments. Although it was tough to watch his brother battle cancer, it was even more difficult for him to see him struggle with addiction. His brother’s passing inspired him to produce this documentary to help others develop a deeper understanding of addiction and break the stigma surrounding the disorder. 

Andrew Capper

Director and Executive Producer

Happy Now Film Founder Andrew Capper is a British, US-based director and journalist. From 2002 to 2017, Mr. Capper was a senior director, producer, and editor at Vice Media, LLC., where he was awarded an Emmy for segments he produced for Vice’s show on the HBO network. During his time with Vice, he was the executive producer and director of the award-winning short film ‘Noisy’ and a two-series season on the VICELAND TV network, which featured popular artists like Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.


Greg Hannley

Executive Producer

Greg Hannley is a passionate advocate for addiction treatment and alternative therapies to assist in the recovery of those afflicted. As the Founder of Soba Recovery Centers, Mr. Hannley knows how critical high-quality and competent in-patient services are for addiction treatment. His model takes a full-service holistic approach, meaning his recovery center doesn’t only treat drug and alcohol addiction but also addresses the underlying causes. He is also an Executive Producer in the Film and TV industry with Malibu Films.

Patrick J. Kennedy


Patrick J. Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on mental health and addiction. He works to unite government leaders, philanthropists, the private sector, and advocates in transforming our health care system to finally treat illnesses of the brain on par with illnesses of the body. As a former U.S. House of Representatives member, Mr. Kennedy fought to end discrimination against those with mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which provides millions of Americans, previously denied care, with access to mental health and addiction treatment. It does so by requiring insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body like diabetes and cancer.

Additional Contributors


Nikki Nilan


Additional Editing

Vincent Hannley

Dave Matthies


Rene Elizondo Jr.

Alexander Draghici

Jana Kozlowski

Juliette Larthe

Douglas Minder

Scott Pierce


Director of Photography

Ismail Shallis



Gene Bradley

Moses Goldfarb

Grant Locke

Jeffry Stockbridge

Chistina Tontisakis

Sound Engineers

Jeffrey Archer

Rich Mach

Janet Santana



Luke Morrison

Electric Theatre

Oliver Whitworth

Sound Mixing

Dean White


Britt Elizondo



Joseph Earwicker

Royalty-Free Music from Bensound

Sian Alice Group


Sean Yeaton

Special Thanks

Jennifer Atalla

Frank Ball Jr.

Farah Barghi

Debbie Brown

David Choe

Ben Crook

Michael Deleon Romero

Simon Faber

Kathryn Frazier

Mike from Kensington Beach

Jinx Kennedy

Olivia Karpinski

Steve Hannley

David Harvey

Brad Ledbetter

Ashley LeVine

Namsis Loch

Leila Mesghali

Mia Morales

Dan Meyer

Alex Mukai Jr.

James Oldham

Mike Piscitelli

Jason Pierce

Robert Potash

Matt Revelli

Solco Schuit

The Social Registry

Southern California Hospitals

Morgan Scrimpsher

Tim Stevens

Jeremy Stewart


Venice Recovery Center

We Are Those People

Rich Zerbo