Wow New Free Short Film "What About the Kids?" Looks at the Children of Drug Addicts by J. Wahlberg - Watch
The far-reaching effects of addiction are ripping through communities across the country. In his new film What About the Kids? writer and director Jim Wahlberg gives us a poignant look into the true cost of this epidemic through the eyes of Chloe, an 8-year-old girl whose parents are addicted to opioids. Informed by his own battle with addiction, Wahlberg’s film is a touching narrative that illuminates the importance of faith and family on the journey to sobriety.
1 in 12 Americans struggles with a substance use disorder, and each year an estimated 47,500 people die from opioid overdoses. These numbers represent an epidemic of brokenness that has impacted millions of lives, leaving families searching for help and hope.
********************What About the Kids?, a collaboration of Wahl St. Productions and OSV Films, is a touching narrative that illuminates the importance of faith and family on the journey to sobriety.
Jim Wahlberg & Wahl St. Productions
Jim is the fifth oldest Wahlberg. Like his brothers Donny and Mark, Jim recovered from his tough upbringing in the streets of Dorchester to become producer, writer, and director of films, including The Circle of Addiction, What About the Kids?, and The Lookalike. Jim is the executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, created to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations.