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American Addiction

American Addiction tells the story of Edwin Galloway, a young twenty-something-year-old addicted to prescription medication. Edwin struggles with the realism of an addiction while also trying to mend the relationship with his distant mother. Will Edwin overcome the life of an addict? Can he redeem himself and build the relationship that he has lost?

  • Ben J. Hamele
    Double Crossed, The Briefcase
  • Ben J. Hamele
    Double Crossed, The Briefcase
  • Ben J. Hamele
  • Cam Tiberg
  • Jake Konrath, Alex Friedeman, Matt Meverden, Suzan Kurry, Mika Heilikova
    Key Cast
  • Ben J. Hamele
  • Ben J. Hamele
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    650 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Canon 600D
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ben J. Hamele

Hello! I'm Ben J. Hamele, an independent film director, cinematographer, and editor. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Communication with an emphasis in Media Production/Film Studies and a minor in Professional Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2014. Most recently, I finished my M.A. degree in Communication and Production in May 2016. I enjoy all aspects of the production process and love coming up with new creative story ideas. Some of my hobbies include screenwriting, video editing, film reviewing, hunting, fishing, and watching sports. My email is bhamele1018@outlook.com. Feel free to leave me a message!

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