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Emma Hames - Director of TOXSICK

My journey into the heart of 'TOXSICK' began not in a studio or on a film set, but in the quieter, more personal spaces of life's unexpected challenges. It was my personal battle with the alarming effects of a widely prescribed medication that ignited this film and mission. Through combining analysis, creativity and impactful human stories, my aim is to not just inform, but to initiate a global conversation on patient safety and healthcare accountability. This film is a call to action, inviting viewers worldwide to join a movement towards a more informed and empathetic approach to medicine. 

The film is also a beacon of hope to the millions taking / recovering from a prescription benzodiazepine, and the hundreds of millions struggling with trauma and adversity. 

Never has it been more important for humans to come together for our collective wellness, and that of our planet.

Every conversation sparked, every story shared, adds to the collective push for change. If you feel moved by our mission, consider supporting our efforts here

My Benzo Story


At present, the priority is to secure the necessary budget for the film. Once this funding milestone has been achieved, the hiring of skilled and passionate team members will begin. Stay tuned for further updates as we move forward with this project.

The upcoming team expansion will include the following key positions:

  1. Co-producer: An experienced documentary filmmaker to help navigate production from start to finish.

  2. Director of Photography: To capture the visual essence of our film.

  3. Sound Engineer: For impeccable audio quality and sound design.

  4. Production Team (cameramen & women): To create and manage the visual world of the film.

  5. Film Editor: For crafting the story through skilled editing.

  6. Production Assistant: To help with the day-to-day running of production.

  7. Music Arranger: To enhance the film's emotional depth with a compelling score.

  8. Social Media Manager: To strategically promote our film and manage public relations.

  9. Community Manager (PT-FT): To liaise with those affected by this through our social media channels (NB: this may be a hybrid role with our Social Media Manager role).

  10. Lead Science Analyst: To oversee the research and presentation of the core statistics and facts underpinning the film.

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