A feature length documentary film with an illuminating, honest and intimate conversation witnessing the fragility of life, ensnared by the ruthless and insidious force of an opioid addiction through one family’s eyes.

by Quixotic Endeavors

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

This documentary will tell a dramatic and provocative story as well as deliver essential information which can help save lives. Designed around a micro view of opioid addiction juxtaposed against a macro view, the film shares the story of Jackson Scott Conroy: His battle with addiction, the family’s struggle to help him, and ultimately his untimely death, the aftermath of his passing and the family’s journey through their grief.

Jack Conroy was an average American kid, growing up in a suburban affluent family – the third of five children – he spent his free time on the water: swimming, surfing and fishing; A hobby he enjoyed spending with his dad, Kevin an avid fisherman.

As a teenager Jack became addicted to opioids. Not from a trauma or injury, but as many young people do – from exploring recreational drugs and pain killers. Soon after, recreational usage became necessary for him to function as his body and mind turned itself over to the changed brain chemistry of addiction.

While family, friends and doctors looked for ways to help Jack fight his addiction, multiple stays in various rehabilitation programs could only stem the tide, for Jack’s disease was too strong and eventually he would succumb to his cravings.
Jack, not unlike many opioid addicts do, switched from pills to heroin – for the affordability of it and ease of access – and died at the age of 21 in 2015 of a heroin overdose shortly after a stay in a local rehabilitation program.

This feature film is not just the story of Jack, but also of his family and the community around him. Jack’s parents, Barbara and Kevin, sought expert advice on how to help and heal their son, and in the wake of his death continue the fight to end the stigma around addiction, aggregate resources, and aid parents who are fighting the same battle, until the war is won.

Through conversations with Jack’s family and friends, as well as experts in the fight against addiction and for recovery, this film does not point fingers at any one person or entity as the root cause for addiction but seeks to approach this national problem with hope and healing. Through sharing Jack’s story and the story of his family’s experience as both witness and survivor, this film seeks to help families with the same struggle.

Dear Jack - It Takes a Village - Documentary - Production Begins

Production Begins…

We are underway reaching out to Addiction Specialists, Alternative Activists, Doctors, Politicians, Authors, family and Jack’s friends.

Our mission is:
A feature length documentary film with an illuminating, honest and intimate conversation witnessing the fragility of life, ensnared by the ruthless and insidious force of an opioid addiction through one family’s eyes.

 

This Photo:
Here at Rowayton Seafood, our family restaurant, Mac is setting up for the shoot. My son Wilson is about to preform a few of his new original materials for the guests.

Wilson just came from his interview with Director, Mathew Miele out at one of his favorite spots, Rocky Point on the Long Island Sound. Here he shared his personal account of his life with his younger brother, Jack.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS FILM

We’ve partnered with the Center for Independent Documentary (CID), a 501(c)(3) organization, to support us in seeking funding for the production of the documentary, ‘Team Jack’. If you would like to help support the completion of this important film, please submit your qualified donation online or via check.

Donate by Check:
1) Make check payable to “The Center for Independent Documentary”
2) Put “Team Jack” in the memo line.
3) Mail check to:
The Center for Independent Documentary 1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #5 Boston, MA 02135.

Donate Online: Donate to Team Jack, the Documentary