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Off Label

Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher, USA 2012, 73’

Modern psychiatry is apparently a free for all, where doctors and pharmaceutical companies run an unchecked medical experiment by feeding patients psychotropic agents mixed with other drugs to minimize side effects. Some of these ‘cocktails’ consist of 20 different drugs, which may be dangerous when taken in combination. Frighteningly, all most patients require is some therapy and a single prescription. The directors of Off Label look for the reasons behind the over-prescriptions by interviewing patients, their families, people who hire themselves out as lab rats to test drugs, as well as former prisoners forced to participate in drug trials when such was still legal.   

Michael Palmieri, Donald Mosher

Michael Palmieri and Donald Mosher are a West Coast filmmaking duo. Michael handles directing, cinematography and editing, including directing videos for Beck, The Strokes and Belle and Sebastian. Donald is a photographer, writer and musician. Together they also produced the film October Country, inspired by Donald’s documentary photography.  


Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

2009 October Country (dok. / doc.)

2012 Farmokracja / Off Label (dok. / doc.)

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director Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
screenplay Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
cinematography Michael Palmieri
editing Michael Palmieri
music Ted Savarese, Danny Grody, Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
cast Michael Oldani, Jusef Anthony, Robert Helms
producer Anish Savjani, Vincent Savino
production Film Science
sales Film Science
language English
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