ONE Wins Awards at Film Festivals

One, the documentary is winning awards!

Published Friday, November 22, 2019
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In June, “ONE” made its national premiere at the Maui Film Festival where the audience voted and chose it to win the “Heal the World Award” based on its content and approach to addressing the opioid crisis in our nation.  Directors Lauren Dubac and Mike Goedecke were both asked to sit on a filmmaker’s panel where they answered questions as to how they were able to capture such a difficult subject in a way that not only informs and educates, but also tackles the origin of an individual’s addiction and why this continues to take thousands of lives every year.

Burbank International Film Festival which was held in September opened its closing night ceremony by giving the documentary the first award of the evening, The Awareness Award.  This has been given out for the past 11 years to films that bring a mindfulness to issues that impact the world.  Dawn Duhaime, Producer of ONE accepted the award on behalf of the entire cast and crew in the film and dedicated it to all who have lost their lives in this battle, including her son Justin who overdosed just 6 weeks prior to the event. Also present to accept the award were Directors Lauren Dubac, Mike Goedecke, Executive Producer Amy Clark, Videographer Josh Nagel, and Jacob Spellis who contributed to the film through his story and appearance.  ONE has also appeared in the Film Festival of Columbus, Ohio and Awareness Festival in Los Angeles, California.

One will continue to fight this disease which impacts over 22 million individuals in our country.  Our goal is to bring to light this as a chronic relapse brain disease that we must never stop fighting.  Because it’s directly driven by the brain, 40-60% of people who experience this may relapse.  The key here is not to give up but rather understand the trigger for their relapse. 

If you’re questioning if a family member or loved one is struggling with addiction and would like more information, please call 1-800-662-HELP or in the Toledo, Ohio area, call Team Recovery at 419-561-5433.