OPIOIDEMIC In recent years, Fentanyl has caused a devastating but rather silent epidemic in the United States. Bureau NY spent a week in an Ohio morgue, filming the comprehensive consequences of the opioid crisis with Cincinnati’s female coroner Lakshmi Sammarco. While the dead were all unknown to Sammarco not so long ago, more and more familiar faces are ending up on her table.
In 2020, Opioidemic won the award for Best Documentary at the Chelsea Film Festival. Bureau NY created more short documentaries. Check them out below!
Director: Ilja Willems
Cinematography: Remco Bikkers
Editor: Jennifer Thomas
Sound Design & Music: Ruben Dekker
Color Grading: Gerhard van der Beek
Graphic Design: Hanne Ghijsen, Subsoda
Editor in Chief: Bert Janssens HUMAN
Many thanks to:
Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, Hamilton County Coroner
Justin Weber, Chief Investigator
Dr. Karen Looman, Chief Deputy Coronor
Dr. Gretel Stephens, Deputy Coroner
Morgan st. John, Police Officer