Experiencing Interruptions?

In Their Shoes: Unheard Stories of Reentry & Recovery

Meet the men whose lives intersect in a prison reentry and addiction recovery creative writing program. Learn, from their own words, what lead them to commit their crimes, and witness the complexity of their ongoing stories on the outside, interspersed with interviews and appearances by Mayor Marty Walsh, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Sheriff Michael Bellotti, Professor Randall Horton, Dr. Bertha Madras of Trump’s Commission on the Opiate Crisis, and more.

  • Taylor Katsanis
  • James Wahlberg
    The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears
  • Stephen Crivellaro
    Key Cast
  • Zachary Paul
    Key Cast
  • Jean Torres-Vargas
    Key Cast
  • Lorne Harrison
    Key Cast
  • Cheryl Buchanan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Boston Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    United States
    September 22, 2019
    National Premiere
    Mass Impact Award
Director Biography - Taylor Katsanis

Taylor Katsanis, Director & Editor, graduated with a BFA in Film and Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus in directing. His short films have collected honors at film festivals across the country and his Atlanta-based production company, Backyard Productions, has served many happy clients over the years. Crew credits include feature films starring Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot, along with Amazon’s pilot episode for Z: The Beginning of Everything. Taylor is also an occasional actor, appearing on ID Discovery’s Swamp Murders and commercials for companies such as Zaxby’s, Napa, and Skip the Dishes.

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Director Statement

“I wasn’t sure how I’d be received. We just jumped into the class and did some writing exercises and analyzed a poem. I could see the good it was doing, and I was really taken aback by how kind, welcoming, and respectful everyone was. There was just an energy in the room that felt like something good was taking place.”