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Synopsis: Small Town Remedies is a dramatic comedy about siblings, Lita and Evan, who are forced to put their troubled personal lives on hold to help their alcoholic mother through a relapse. Eventually, Lita and Evan are compelled to deal with their own possible addictions, as this emotional tale of a family coming to grips with their substance abuse issues will leave you laughing and crying, often at the same time.


Not Rated



Run Time

96 minutes


Andrea Dratch (Lita)
Ty Sells (Evan)
Sally Knudsen (Carlee)
Marc Brown (Vincent)
R.J. Wagner (Micah)

Directed by

R.W. Perkins

Written by

R.W. Perkins

Produced by

R.W. Perkins

Executive Producer

Andrea Dratch


Andy Carrasco

Director's Statement

Writing Small Town Remedies was extremely personal to me. While I’ve never struggled with addiction myself, I’ve lived with it most of my life. My father battled with substance abuse, and I have many memories of that as a child. Later, as an adult, I faced addiction again in my personal life. So I understand the subject and the genre well. I also knew that addiction as a narrative has been well covered, but the story I wanted to tell didn’t focus solely on the addict but the entire family. While the subject was important to me personally, what drove me to write the movie was that I felt I had a unique take on a very familiar subject.

Director's Bio

R.W. Perkins is a writer, filmmaker, and digital marketing director living and working in Loveland, CO. Perkins’ second feature film, Small Town Remedies, premiered at the Horsetooth Int’l Film festival on Sept 10th, 2020, where it took home the Feature Film Audience Choice, along with the festival’s Horsetooth Awards. Small Town Remedies has been selected for three festivals so far in 2020. In addition, Perkins also produced Maggie, an award-winning short with writer/director Ben Hess of Sly Fox Films. Maggie has received five selections so far in 2020, including the San Fransisco Indie Shorts Festival and IndieX Film Festival. Maggie was also screened at the Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival and took home the Best Colorado Short & Audience Choice Short Subject Awards. Over the years, Perkins has written and directed films that have been featured all over the world. You can also find Perkins’ written and digital works in The Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press, and The Huffington Post Denver. 


Horsetooth Int'l Film Festival - United States - 2020

Feature Film Audience Choice (Small Town Remedies)

Horsetooth Int'l Film Festival - United States - 2020

The Horsetooth Award (Small Town Remedies Production Team, R.W, Perkins, Andy Carrasco, & Andrea Dratch)

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