Synopsis: A poignant portrait of a young man— Wes Doty— who, like many Americans, has fallen victim to opioid use disorder. This film recounts how the ravages of drug use stole Wes’ life from him and put him on the street with no where else to turn—almost. Through a supportive community, Wes finds a love and a passion that changes the course of his entire life.
C. Thomas Lewis is a senior lecturer at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI in Indianapolis. He is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and video artist. In the past several years, he has used a participatory filmmaking model to make narrative and documentary films in Kenya, Greece, and Indiana. He has created two video exhibitions in Indianapolis: “Better or Worse?” (2012) and “From Now On” (2013), which used projection-mapping technology to create immersive multi-projector gallery installations. He recently completed a projection-mapping installation about opioid use for the Indiana State Museum. Lewis received his M.F.A. in film from CalArts in 1993.