rescue breath



When his son holds up a bank while high on heroin, a successful doctor who re-invented the urgent care system is forced out of retirement to battle the opioid epidemic that has swept through his home state of West Virginia. Now with his son's future in the balance, can he save hundreds of lives and families from a similar fate and change how we treat addiction in America?


Elaine Sheldon

Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her work explores the themes of identity, roots and survival. In 2013, she released "Hollow" an interactive documentary that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of West Virginians. Hollow received a 2013 Peabody, 2014 Emmy nomination and 3rd Prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards. In 2016, Chicken & Egg Pictures awarded her with the inaugural "Breakthrough Filmmaker" award. Sheldon was a 2013 Future of Storytelling Fellow, and named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine. She's a founding member of All Y'all Southern Documentary Collective and is currently in production on a feature documentary about the opioid epidemic in Appalachia.