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Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 July 2018 (Australia)
Bipolar disorder and addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. The untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

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Steve Jones, Todd Jones
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A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion." He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. Written by Teton Gravity Research

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The Life. The Legend. The Hidden Battle.

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Great authentic movie!
18 January 2019 | by qredfcdfFSSee all my reviews

I am so glad that I´ve found this movie!!! Bipolar disorder is one of, if not THE most misunderstood, stigmatized illness(es) out there.

People who experience this condition, are suffering tremendously by experiencing manic and depressive symptoms like insomnia, delusional thoughts (e.g. baseless feelings of guilt or persecutory delusion), inexpressible sadness, feeling of being empty, racing thoughts, lack of interest in everything, grandiosity, compulsive thoughts or suicidal ideation to name only a view. These states of mood can not be controlled by ones willpower since they have their origin in an imbalanced brain chemistry and are not linked to current life events. This means that somebody with bipolar disorder can be depressed even though nothing bad has happened to him/her.

Many, like Andy Irons are medicating themselves by alcohol and drug abuse. The psychological strain can get really bad for a long time that they would do ANYTHING to make it stop. There is still no cure and sadly quite often (in 20% of the cases) it ends with suicide.

Bipolar is often linked to high creativity. Many well known artists, poets, writers and entrepreneurs like Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Cobain lived with this condition. All of them created something beautiful out of their suffering.

This movie is one step in the right direction, by showing an unadorned, authentic story of what life can be with this condition. Education and raising awareness can break the stigma!


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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$285,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$430,393
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