Experiencing Interruptions?


In the three years it took to film the documentary, HEROINOHIO, 185,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Springfield, Ohio is at the heart of this opioid crisis. Drug use is so prevalent in Springfield that none are left unscathed. Mike and Chuck Rollins are brothers, friends, and former drug addicts working to reverse this trend. They understand firsthand the challenges and vulnerability of addicts newly released from treatment centers. The probability of relapse is high when addicts return to drug-ravaged neighborhoods, and many Springfield communities are riddled with abandoned homes being used as drug dens. Through their nonprofit, Gemini Reliance, the Rollins brothers purchase dilapidated houses and rehab them to create safe, sober, and structured living arrangements for addicts in recovery. The program proves effective. But despite their success, sobriety remains an onerous endeavor for the siblings. Disaster strikes and life tests their commitment to recovery. What begins as a profile of two brothers, morphs into a detailed journal of one man’s struggle and the mighty stronghold of addiction. — R.R. CIFF

  • Jordan C Terrell
    Running with the Rarámuri NBCLF, China's Conversion Therapy Clinics, Fake Boyfriends of China
  • Jamie Connors
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentary, vérité, Social Documentary, Psychology
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Jordan C Terrell

Jordan C. Terrell grew up in Fairborn, Ohio with his mother and grandmother and an urgency to escape his hometown. He blames his urgency to flee on grandma's film collection and his mom's stack of National Geographic he would flip through while she was studying to be a nurse. In time, he would stumble into journalism and use story as his reason to travel.

After a stint at the local news paper, he got the itch and first moved to Cairo, Egypt to write for a run down English newspaper before college. After graduating from Ohio University, he sold his car and moved to China to pursue documentary filmmaking. 3 years in Beijing, he would produce and directed two award winning short documentaries for Al–Jazeera and on a major film.

Returning home to Ohio to cover the 2016 elections, Jordan began seeing his high school friends drug addiction grow on Facebook. Realizing there's some kind of problem, he looked for stories of people attempting to help others with addiction and found the story of Mike and Chuck Rollins in a local news paper and began to pursue their story for a 8 min news segment outlining a problem that had yet to be labeled the Opiate Epidemic. When two of his good friends died from over doses and the morgue had to bring in industrial sized refrigerators to accommodate for the bodies from drug overdoses, he knew he was in the middle of one of the biggest stories in America.

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