Oxy Morons

The gritty true-life story of a notorious Boston criminal and his gang who, driven by addiction and greed, commit a series of dangerous robberies during the height of the OxyContin drug trade.

  • Johnny Hickey
  • Johnny Hickey
  • Scott Michelson
    300, Wolverine, X Files
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 47 minutes 10 seconds
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    4K Red
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  • Student Project:
  • Las Vegas Film Festival
Director Biography - Johnny Hickey

Johnny Hickey is Boston whom was once considered to be one of the city’s most notorious “Oxy Bandits”. Johnny turned his life of crime into redemption becoming an award-winning filmmaker and actor. In recent years, his feature-length opiate tragedy film, "Oxy Morons", had a successful two-month test screening at Showcase Cinemas in New England, where it placed second in the theater's box-office sales in its first week of showing against 18 studio films. Moving on from there, its distribution had a successful run on Netflix for 18 months, with well over 200,000 praised reviews. Oxy Morons currently finds its home on Amazon Prime VOD Platform, as well as Comcast Xfinity On-Demand, reaching over 30 million homes nationwide.

Hickey was a field producer for Vanguard correspondent, Mariana Van Zeller, on part two of "The Oxycontin Express", which claimed a Peabody award. The Current TV team had already started to investigate opiate subculture around Greater Boston, but hit a wall in accessing the underworld where pills are sold and trafficked. Hickey agreed to assist. In the least, he could help sound alarms about the epidemic that his first feature was born from. Mainstream media regards Hickey as one of Boston's most colorful characters — that is vividly illustrated in the Vanguard documentary.

Johnny has currently wrapped production with Sugar Studios L.A. on his second feature film, "Habitual", a psychological drug thriller filmed in several abandoned lunatic asylums in the Boston area and starring MTV's Chris "CT" Tamburello. CT and Johnny were recently featured together on the MTV special “CTs Getting Married”. When Johnny returned to Boston he was casted for two national commercials via, Hunt a Killer and Fanatics Sports Gear.

Johnny Hickey is the founding member of F.I.G.H.T. (film intervening getting high team) a non-profit program utilizing film and media to combat today’s opiate epidemic.

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Director Statement

Oxy Morons is a vision of ones redemption from the collateral damage of the oxycontin epidemic.