FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.
Role: Cinematographer Run Time: 01:54:11 Publication Date: February 23, 2016
WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY:
EDITED BY: Brian Funck, Lindsay Utz
PRODUCER: Will Cohen
CO-PRODUCER: Brian Funck
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Timothy Grucza, Ben McCoy
FIELD PRODUCER: Timothy Grucza
CORRESPONDENT: Martin Smith
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Tom Denison
LINE PRODUCER: Christine Canedo
NARRATOR: Will Lyman
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Charles Farrell
ADDITIONAL EDITING: Steve Audette, A.C.E.
CAMERA: Tim Matsui, Jake Swantko, Scott Anger, Jason Longo
SOUND: Drew Levinson, Jason Pawlak, Steve Roseboom
I met the Frontline team while working with the Public Defender Association and Drug Policy Alliance at an Obama White House hosted national convening on harm reduction.
My familiarity with the issue and connections with Seattle's harm reduction community led the Frontline team to bring me on board when they returned to Seattle for additional reporting. The team also licensed my coverage of the White House hosted convening.