This short documentary, Fixed Up, was submitted to the 2018 Bethesda Film Festival. It follows me and B.Rae Perryman, as we discuss our past issues with substance abuse and mental illness. We open up to share personal stories of depression, anxiety, insecurities, and how we work hard every day to overcome these challenges by living a sober lifestyle.
Recovery Documentary, Fixed Up, submitted to 2018 Bethesda Film Festival
This film explores the evolution of two women in recovery.
New York City – January 11, 2018
This short documentary follows two sober women, B.Rae Perryman and Tawny Lara, as they discuss their past issues with substance abuse and mental illness. They both open up to share their personal stories of depression, anxiety, insecurities, and how they work hard every day to overcome these challenges by living a sober lifestyle.
Both B. Rae and Tawny are from the same hometown of Waco, Texas, but they never met face to face until they collaborated on this documentary. Coming from common backgrounds, both women serve the recovery community in drastically different ways. Tawny is a blogger who writes about being sober in New York City and hosts sober social events like her reading series, Readings on Recovery. B. Rae is an advocate for reforming drug policy and therapeutic arts engagements in Washington D.C.
This film also features perspectives from B. Rae’s friends, Tawny’s father, and licensed therapist, Megan Torres. These women collaborated on this film to shine a light on the typically dark, stigmatized subjects of substance abuse and addiction. This video essay is recommended for anyone interested in the lives of two recovering party girls from the “Fixer Upper” town of Waco, Texas and the sober lives they now live on the East Coast.
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This film is dedicated to filmmakers’ hometown, Waco, Texas and their work in the recovery community.
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