Private Project

Recovering Hope

Birmingham, Alabama is fighting for its life against heroin addiction. The film features 6 people from different walks of life as they tell their personal stories about the different ways heroin affected their lives. Recovering Hope sheds light on the epidemic of heroin use in Birmingham and it's surrounding areas and teaches us that there is a way out of the darkness through recovery.

  • Drew Callner
  • Drew Callner
  • David Koonce
  • Danielle Bryant
  • William H. Carter
  • Eric Hutcheson
    Key Cast
  • Zack Randall
    Key Cast
  • Dalyss Kay
    Key Cast
  • Drew Callner
    Key Cast
  • Barbara Brewster
    Key Cast
  • Susan Brawley
    Key Cast
  • Tom McClure, M.A., M.A. Ed., A.C.L.
    Key Cast
  • David Koonce
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Focus International Film Festival 2017

    United States
    Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score
Director Biography - Drew Callner

Drew Callner
Originally from Seattle Washington, Drew Callner moved to the south ten years ago.

After studying video production at the Art Institute of Seattle, Drew went on to pursue other ventures in life, including serving in the United States Marine Corps. Years later, he has come to find his passion for photography and filmmaking once again.

Drew currently lives and works as a freelance photographer/videographer in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Director Statement

Heroin addiction has become a problem in our country and an epidemic in Birmingham, Alabama. Our goal with this film is to show that there is a way out of the darkness and a life after heroin addiction.