Feature documentary film that takes the viewer on an intimate roller coaster of pain and joy as actor Donnie Faught climbs his way out of the backwoods of Arkansas to success in the city of...
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Feature documentary film that takes the viewer on an intimate roller coaster of pain and joy as actor Donnie Faught climbs his way out of the backwoods of Arkansas to success in the city of angels. Along this journey, passionate (and volatile) relationships are ignited, but some are agonizingly sacrificed, all for the ultimate dream of making it on the big screen. Faught's unwavering determination to succeed in an industry that swallows people whole and spits them out broken, is a testament to his burning passion that refuses to be extinguished.Written by
Radical Humility Productions
Did you know that there is a book by Donnie Faught, about the making of the film. It's called "Flesh On Fire: Addicted to a Dream - Donnie Faught Journals." The book is a collection of Donnie Faught's notes. It is what went through his brain while collaborating with director Benjamin Ironside Koppin in the creation of the movie, "Flesh On Fire: Addicted To A Dream." The book was made to show people how much blood, sweat and tears goes into following your dreams... in this case, the making of a feature documentary film. See more »
While no one would call this a polished film, it is also not one you are likely to forget anytime soon. In the vein of American Movie, The Devil in Daniel Johnson, and The Wild and Wonderful Whites, this film is powerful in its obvious reality.
The story is as old as any ever told of a man willing to throw away everything for his dream, no matter how unlikely. The main character is a simple, sincere, quite possibly mentally disturbed, and overall inspiring anti-hero. I felt at times guilty for what felt like macabre voyeurism in watching this apparent train wreck unfold, but I could not turn away. This was, after all, a man bearing his soul, warts and all, to the camera for ELEVEN YEARS.
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