Shooting in Vein is a psychological thriller with the goal of helping people empathize with addiction while creating an entertaining film that they’ll want to view more than once. What makes this film different is the audience views the effects of addiction through the lens of a romantic relationship, which grips each viewer as deeply and intimately as heroin does.
When bringing up a subject as taboo as illicit drug use, it moves people; it forces people to make choices rational or otherwise. The goal of Shooting in Vein is to raise awareness of the rising heroin epidemic without moral judgement on the people who suffer from it. So far the world’s narcotics policy has been built on prohibition and shame, which has given birth to a black market industry, social groups ravaged by heart ache and a blind eye to compassion.
Movies can’t do everything, but they can herald a change of heart.