Tipping the Pain Scale
A Documentary Feature Film
Directed and Produced by Jeff Reilly and Greg Williams
TIPPING THE PAIN SCALE is an award-winning feature documentary film capturing the hopeful story of six remarkable Americans – including an NFL star and White House cabinet member — demonstrating how we can change for good, and begin healing our communities, one person at a time.
IT IS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE …
changing how Americans view our country’s substance use failures and highlighting a path toward hope and healing.
IT IS A CHARACTER-DRIVEN STORY …
that examines the old, broken narrative around addiction, trauma, mental health - and highlights a new, compassion-based path forward inspiring change and transforming communities.
“The real story is: America’s emotional pain crisis has always been leading to a drug crisis.” -Dr. Nzinga Harrison
“Stigma and judgment are keeping people with the disease of addiction from getting the help they need. This, in my opinion, is killing more people than overdoses.” -Jerome Adams, former U.S. Surgeon General
Feature Film Running Time: 105 Minutes | Character Vignettes Running Time: 15-24 Minutes Each x 5 | Un-Rated: Resembles a softer PG-13 rating for some language and adult themes | Available As: Digital Quicktime File, DVD, or Blu-Ray | Spanish Sub-Titles Now Available
***ANY DISPLAY OF THE HOME VIDEO VERSION FOR PUBLIC VIEWINGS OR ORGANIZATIONAL USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED © VIVIFI FILMS LLC***
Listen to Tipping the Pain Scale director Jeff Reilly’s interview on NPR Boston about the film:
Organizational Film Use
The film team at Vivifi Films has partnered with High Watch Media to offer a variety of Public Performance Rights (PPR) allowing individuals, organizations, libraries, universities, local governments, and non-profit groups to use this film in their communities or programs. Whether it is a screening at a college, place of worship, treatment/recovery center, jail/prison, state legislature, or a local theater, we have options available to accommodate your interests. Licensing costs start at $149 depending on your planned use. Please download our community screening guide and fill out the contact form describing your interest and we will respond within 24 hours.
Want to watch an engaging and inspiring film on-demand and satisfy your continuing education credit requirements?
High Watch Media has partnered with TPN.health, a digital platform connecting licensed clinicians and behavioral health organizations nationwide, to offer Continuing Education Credits for Tipping The Pain Scale. The film has received accreditation and approval for 1.5 CE Credits from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education, and numerous state boards for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs). High Watch Media will also be launching additional bonus content from Tipping the Pain Scale as a course for even more CE Credits. You must register for a free account at TPN.health and this premium offering starts at just $49 per person.