Everyone wants to be happy — yet despite longer lifespans and a booming economy, Americans are drowning in an epidemic of suicide, addiction, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. But what if an illegal club drug classified as Schedule 1 was the life raft this country is searching for? ECSTATIC follows some bold Americans, as they set out to change how we view drugs and therapy. Psychedelics, opioids and policing all play a role in this long form verite film. Some are training to become MDMA therapists, some want to change policing and drugs, and others are breaking the code of silence around research and drug use. All are mutineers from systems that have prevented us from accessing our freedoms. What the next few years will hold as Covid impacts depression rates and suicide, will make their work the difference between life and death.
Kerthy Fix, Independent FilmmakerSEE MEMBER PROFILE