Tiffany Jenkins Live Stream

Our friend Tiffany Jenkins, of Juggling the Jenkins-Blog, was live streaming when she found out our Kickstarter hit the $20,000 funding goal. Tiffany’s endorsement gave us a push that helped us raise over $5000 in the last couple days of our campaign. We cannot thank her enough for the support!  


Kickstarter 100% Funded

After 35 days, with 226 selfless backers raising $20,765 towards the completion of this film, we are FUNDED. Thank you to all who have donated, shared, followed us on social media, and told someone about our project! Change starts with compassionate education about addiction, and we cannot wait to bring this film into communities, hospitals, schools, and film festivals to elevate the stories of these brave and resilient women.

Juggling The Jenkins

Mother, Recovery Advocate, and larger than life Facebook personality Tiffany Jenkins, of Juggling the Jenkins Blog, was generous enough to support this campaign and share with her +1 million followers on Facebook. Tiffany's endorsement means the world to us and we can't thank her enough for helping us grow our following and support for this project!


Director S.J. Wright appeared on 88.5 WFDD Monday May 7th, speaking to Eddie Garcia about Original Body of Pain. Winston-Salem friends can check out the segment again during NPR's All Things Considered. For everyone else, listen here!

Drexel University Newsletter

This week Director S.J. Wright was featured in his alma mater Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences newsletter. He talks about how this film originated, the production process, and the ethical responsibilities of making a film focusing on a vulnerable group people. Click Here

50% Funded on Kickstarter

Original Body of Pain's Kickstarter campaign has hit the half way point with 10 days left to hit the $20,000 goal. This Kickstarter will fund the post production costs of the film including, music composition, color correction, sound mixing, offline edit. It will also contribute to film festival submission fees, music licensing, and the beginning of outreach costs.
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University Film & Video Association Conference

We are beyond excited to share that Original Body of Pain has been accepted to be screened at the University Film & Video Association's 72nd annual conference, "Stories Without Borders," this July! The film will be shown in co-director Dominic Silva's hometown of Las Cruces, New Mexico at his alma mater, New Mexico State University.

Deacs & Docs Podcast

S.J and Dom were honored to be invited to be on the inaugural episode of the Wake Forest Documentary Film Program's Podcast Deacs & Docs. They were able to discuss the the process of making our film, the ethical challenges, our most memorable moments. Listen below!


Wake Forest Center for Bioethics, Health & Society-Grant Recipient

Wake Forest University’s Center for Bioethics, Health and Society has awarded SJ Wright and Dominic Silva an outreach and impact grant for their thesis film Original Body of Pain. The film profiles the lived experiences of women and children struggling with the ripples of opioid addiction. The grant will provide the filmmakers with $5,000 to use toward project outreach and educational support materials.