Clear Smoke

Easton, an emotionally neglected boy, witnesses the devastating impacts of substance abuse tear his family apart. After Jazlyn suffers an injury during a fun family day out, she begins using painkillers to cope. As time goes on, she abuses them and begins to spiral. Easton begins to see how her decline impacts her marriage to Hudson as well as the breakdown of his family.

  • Marcus Jamel Carey
  • Marcus Jamel Carey
  • Sarabi Woods
  • Triny Beatty
  • Landon Radics
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Hoffman
    Key Cast
  • John Machesky
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    14 hours 8 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    14,448 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Marcus Jamel Carey

Marcus Carey is an upcoming writer in Atlanta, GA. Well-versed in persuasive speech, an Army Veteran, and holds an M.F.A in Film and Television,   Marcus Carey can proficiently capture an audience's attention with any captivating story. While serving in the Army, he worked as a public affairs officer and honed his skills in sound design and cinematography.  His portfolio boasts a growing collection of short films, documentaries, commercials, and promotional materials produced by his production company Seventh Factor Media.

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Director Statement

You see films that detail interventions and the sort but most don’t always take the perspective of someone who receives the collateral damage of the abusers' decisions. In addition, people sometimes are drawn to the concept of seeing how far an abuser can go to the deep end. Enticed to see how unstable or dangerous that person’s life becomes because of their addiction. As a result, I feel as if we have become numb or quick to dismiss the impact. With this film, I aim to change that narrative. If people can see that certain aspects of an addiction don’t always have to be glorified, I think they can connect more with the matter. Especially if it is something that they themselves dealt with at one point.