What do you get when you bring together: 1) a council of local organizations (Lake County Substance Abuse Council) that are concerned about the recent dramatic increase in opioid use and deaths, and 2) some local students concerned about the destruction and devastation they’ve witnessed caused by this epidemic in the lives of their friends and loved ones? You get a public service announcement to be unveiled this weekend at the AMC Theatres in Merrillville. The video will also end up on YouTube.
A nationally renowned local director and filmmaker (Mark Spencer of MASMEDIA7) worked with the students on the project. Spencer himself has a passion to get the word out to our youth about the real world of drugs, and the end result is a project worth sharing with the masses.
Two of the young actors joined Jena Bellezza of the LCSAC on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday. Here's the entire segment.