Documentary Feature Competition presented by ACE91

Pay Or Die

Today, nearly 2 million Americans are being held for ransom. Without insulin, they’ll be dead in days. "Pay or Die" follows 3 families on the receiving end of these ransom notes, revealing the harrowing reality of life with chronic illness in the richest country in the world. From a mother-and-daughter struggling to rebuild their lives after losing their home when they had to spend their rent money on insulin, to a young adult diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, to a Minnesota family thrust into the national spotlight when their 26-year-old son dies from rationing his insulin, "Pay or Die" lays bare the human cost of America’s insulin affordability crisis.

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Film Screenings

Mar 11, 2023
3:15pm4:45pm
Mar 13, 2023
3:00pm4:30pm
Mar 16, 2023
2:30pm4:00pm

Credits

Directors:

Rachael Dyer, Scott Alexander Ruderman

Executive Producer:

Sarah Silverman, Amy Zvi, Russell Long, Douglas Choi, Martina Bassenger, Marci Wiseman, Dawn Bonder, Sarah Lucas, Zak Kilberg, Trish Adlesic, Lauran Bromley

Producer:

Rachael Dyer, Scott Alexander Ruderman, Yael Melamede

Cinematographer:

Scott Alexander Ruderman

Editor:

Will Rogers, Toby Shimin

Sound Designer:

Tom Efinger, Abigail Savage, Jeff Seelye

Music:

T. Griffin

Additional Credits:

Social Impact Strategist: Caitlin Boyle, Development Producer : Alex Swerdloff

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Scott Alexander Ruderman
www.payordiefilm.com
outreach.podfilm@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Rachael Dyer
rd@postroadpictures.com
3107173467

Sales Agent:

Travis Tamerro - United Talent Agency

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

90 mins