USA, 2013, Colour, 17 min
In an impoverished former mining town in the American Southwest, a beloved druggist runs the community’s main hub: the sole pharmacy within 4,000 square miles. He eagerly plays multiple roles as surrogate doctor, life counselor, and community benefactor. His sanguine public persona, however, belies a long-suffered private pain for which there is no drug, no cure, and no relief.
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Helen Hood Scheer made her directorial debut with "JUMP!” a documentary feature film about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids as they pursue their dream of becoming rope skipping world champions. She produced, shot, and co-wrote the project independently, and is now self-distributing DVDs. Born and raised in Venice, California, Helen earned a highest honors BA in American Studies and minor in History from University of California at Santa Cruz and a MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University.
DOC NYC 2013. Hot Docs 2014. Aspen Shortsfest 2014. Portland IFF 2014. San Francisco Independent FF 2014. Portland IFF 2014. Sebastopol Documentary Festival 2014.