Synopsis: Grace is an upper middle class woman living on the streets due to her recently acquired Oxycodone addiction. She’s found a surrogate son and buddy in the young and mercurial Lenny. In spite of her situation, things are pretty great until the darker forces of the street invade her carefree life.
Leo Ramsey (Lenny)
Chris Bonanno (Dagger)
Kristen Hanson (Laura)
Leslie A. Jones (Detective Jones)
So often films about addiction don’t explore the more alluring side of mind altering substances. Addiction serves a purpose. It frees us of pain and inhibition. For a short time we can be who we’d like to be, that is until the bill comes due. In American Oxycution I wanted to show the initial lighter side of addiction before the rock bottom, that is after all what makes drugs and alcohol so seductive.
Anthony Sherritt is a Native Angelino, director, actor, provocateur. He wrote and directed the award winning dystopian thriller short I DROUGHT IT, and was co-writer and star of the feature film FAIRLANE ROAD. Recently he starred in the short film TORCH, currently in festivals. You may see him driving around town in his bright red 1972 Pontiac Grandville, Lady Scarlet.
Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge - 2017
Best Writing (Anthony Sherritt)