Experiencing Interruptions?


Can love survive addiction and codependency? ASK explores the questions that weigh on every addict and perplex those who love them.

ASK is a documentary film exploring the true stories of addicts and codependents in their real-time journeys. Using personal interviews, music, animation and imagery, viewers are challenged to consider the reality of their own lives as it relates to addiction and codependency.

  • Kurt Neale
    Compelling Love & Sexual Identity
  • Kurt Neale
    Compelling Love & Sexual Identity
  • Taylor Farman
  • Kurt Neale
    Director of Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Hong Kong, United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Texas Theatre
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    March 4, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Attic Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    April 8, 2017
    Nominated for Best Documentary
  • New Jersey Recovery Film Festival
    Union, New Jersey
    United States
    June 3, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
    Best Strength Film, Best Editor, Best Cinematography
  • Breckenridge Film Festival
    Breckenridge, Colorado
    United States
    September 22, 2017
    Colorado Premiere
    Best Spiritual Film
  • Cape Town Recovery Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    September 23, 2017
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • REEL Recovery Film Festival and Symposium
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    October 23, 2017
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Self
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Kurt Neale

Kurt Neale is a native Texan. He graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 where he majored in Radio Broadcast Film.
Kurt has enabled people through film and video to communicate their passions and their stories for more than thirty years.Kurt is a filmmaker/consultant from Dallas,TX. Kurt manages KFN Productions and is President of Capernaum Inc. which he started in 1997. Kurt made his first feature length documentary in 2015 called Compelling Love and Sexual Identity Differences.
Kurt was awarded a Spotlight Documentary Gold Medal winner in 2015 for Compelling Love. These awards are given to the top 250 independent documentary films from over 40 different countries. Ask is his second feature length independent documentary.

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Director Statement

When I started working on pre-production for ASK, I had no idea that my son was battling drug addiction, nor any idea how codependent I was. I was advised by two "addiction experts" to STOP production and get a sponsor and work the 12 Steps, which I did. Needless to say, at that point the film became very personal. My hope is that ASK will help others.