We spoke with Kenny Lissik, a former Wall Street trader who became dependent on opiates after undergoing back surgery. Spiraling into full-blown addiction to Oxycontin, Percocet, cocaine, and Adderall, Lissik tells us he spent upwards of $10,000 a week on pills.
According to the U.S. Department of Health, 6.8% of people working in the financial services industry abuse illicit drugs. And Wall Street, the world’s financial capital, is not exempt from this statistic. In collaboration with MSNBC, Vocativ investigated the prescription drudrugg abuse epidemic that is capsizing the lives of some of Wall Street’s bigwigs.
This story highlights Jylyn, a person positively impacted by Ujima, an organization dedicated to helping families recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and behavioral health problems. Ujima is partially funded by Tipping Point. Tipping Point commissioned us to create this film for their 2015 benefit where they raised over fourteen million dollars to help fund other organizations like Ujima.
Today, Jylyn and Varn own a home in Richmond.
Both of their sons are happy and healthy.
Jylyn works as a Social Services Program Assistant for a county agency, supporting other women just like her.
Ujima Family Recovery Services is one of 47 poverty-fighting organizations funded by Tipping Point Community.
Director - Michael Marantz (michaelmarantz.com)
Director of Photography - Tim Sessler (timsessler.com)
Producer - Noah Meisner
Production Manager / Audio / Co-Edit - Drew English (drewenglish.com)
Produced by - Already Alive
Music by - Michael Marantz
Edit - Michael Marantz / Drew English
Audio - Drew English
Titles - Greg Beck
Jylyn and her family
Tipping Point Community
The 2014 PowerShares Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary tennis icons and world-renowned champions suchy as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe. We worked with Denver agency Fear Not and local illustration powerhouse Josh Holland to create this cell-animated promotion that ran on the jumbotron prior to each game.
Client: Fear Not
CCO: Blake Ebel
CD/Art Director: Matt Dimmer
ACD/Copywriter: Mike King
Account Director: Kara Watada
Account Manager: Amy Oliver
Producer: Cara Sturgis
Creative Director: Adam Espinoza
Illustrator: Josh Holland
Animator: Adam Espinoza
In association with: Norsk Filminstitutt & Fond for lyd og bilde
Co-producer: Motion Blur / Espen Horn
Executive producer: Ravn Wikhaug
Director of Photography: Audun Gjelsvik Magnæs
Production design: Kaja Raastad
Production manager: Martin Alslie
Coordinator: Marte Øslebø Knutsen
First assistant director: Karoline Husjord / Lars Klevberg
Digital technitian/first assistant camera: Lasse Selvli
First assistant camera: August Sanengen
Gaffer: Benjamin Mosli, Stian Thilert, Jon-André Hakvåg, Christian Koblizek, Haakon Laastad, Daniel Atkinson, Chris Karlstad
Steadicam operator: Stian Olberg
Grip: Erling Andreasen, Andreas Nesse, Jim Nielsen, Christian Hermstad, Morten Magnussen
Make up artist: Christine Varden, Rita Dalsbø, Kajin Ali
Costume: Vilde Søyland, Nell Knudsen, Ida Rydeng
SFX: Fiksern/Gunnar Brøntveit
Under water photography: Amund Lie
Production assistants: Aurora Ottmar, Erik Bergamini, Pernille Egebjerg, Oda Svendsby, Elisabeth Skatvedt, Helene Linnea Kvale, Karl Tjensvoll, Even Garvang, Karoline Sletteng, Henrik Zwart
Post production producer: Espen Skjetne / Shortcut Norge
Colorist: Julien Alary / Shortcut Norge
VFX: Mads Hornsletten / Øyedrops
ALL extras, Åse Meyer, Ingrid Festøy Ottesen, Raymond Gangstad, Joel Bringmark, Khalid Maimouni, Thomas Lund, Morten Nielsen, Anne Sandberg, Drammensbadet, Ullevål Sykehus, Huseby skole, Krøderbanen, Fet lakk og karosseri, Kjetil Astrup, Terje Røkke, Morten Magnussen, Lukasz Durlej, Morten Skallerud, Anne Berentsen, Tom Ottmar, David Chocron, Emilie Christensen
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ComingTradeFX investment fund Info-graphic animation
Client : ComingTradeFX investment fund
Country : United State of America
Animation Director :Islam AbouRawash Ahmed
Design & Animation : Islam AbouRawash Ahmed
Voice Over :Anthony Weymess
Internet Marketing Specialist &Account Manager : Ahmed Saied