The Adderall Diaries


1h 27m 2015

Brief Synopsis

Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond, a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to t

Film Details

Also Known As
Adderall Diaries
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
A24

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond, a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father, a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction-ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.

Crew

Brenda Abbandandolo

Costume Designer

Shawn Allen

Boom Operator

Charlie Anderson

Dailies

Charlie Anderson

Dailies

Michael Andrews

Music

Robert Ansbro

Gaffer

Bobby Arnold

Camera

Schuyler Ayer

Production Assistant

Dylan Ball

Camera

Bruce Bell

Medic

Jennifer Bentley

Wardrobe Supervisor

Josh Berger

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Felix Berrios

Assistant

Billy Bessas

Assistant

Leslie Bloome

Foley Artist

Rich Bologna

Supervising Sound Editor

Andrew Boyd

Assistant

Anthony Brandonisio

Coproducer

Anthony Brandonisio

Post-Production Supervisor

Clay Broaddus

Assistant

Mike Burke

Stunt Double

Todd Burke

Music Scoring Mixer

Colleen Callaghan

Hair

Ian Campbell

Grip

Carly Cappello

On-Set Dresser

Desmond Carter

Chef

Salvatore Castelli

Grip

Ryan Castle

Music Editor

Duane Chan-shue

Best Boy Grip

Bruce Cheung

Director Of Photography

Bruce Cheung

Dp/Cinematographer

Ahmed Chopra

Set Production Assistant

Steve Coleman

Set Production Assistant

Ryan Collison

Foley Recordist

Jen Crammer

Grip

Rob Cristiano

Location Scout

Gavin Curran

Electrician

Ara Darakjian

On-Set Dresser

Larhn Davitt

Grip

Robin Day

Hair

Molle Debartolo

Dailies

Anne Marie Dentici

Assistant Director

Flavia Dibartolo

Craft Service

Joseph Dimanche

Assistant

Adam Donnelly

Production Coordinator

Ryan Dorff

Executive Producer

Leo Driver

Pilot

Dan Durkot

On-Set Dresser

Randall Ehrmann

Assistant Director

Stephen Elliott

Source Material

Jimmy Ellis

Song Performer

Chris Eustache

Set Production Assistant

Chris Farfan

Camera

Vincent Ferris

Craft Service

Daniel Fiorito

Camera

Todd Fjelsted

Production Designer

Macka Foley

Consultant

Thor Foss

Scenery

James Franco

Screenplay (Uncredited)

James Franco

Other

James Franco

Producer

Emily Frohnhoefer

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Constance Garcia

Costumer

Andrew J Gilbert

Chef

Tonya Glanz

Location Scout

Ali Goldstein

Still Photographer

Kate Grady

Caterer

Nicolas Graziadei

Video

Colin Green

Electric

Annie Guidice

Assistant Editor

Andinh Ha

Main Title Design

Jamal Hammadi

Wig Maker

Roman Hankewycz

Color

Jeni Harden

On-Set Dresser

Greg Harvey

Stunt Double

Michael Harvey

Makeup

Patrick Head

Property Master

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

George Hess

On-Set Dresser

Tom Hirschmann

Song Performer

Tom Hirschmann

Song

Gavin Holmes

Best Boy Grip

Ryan Honeycutt

Production Assistant

Matthew Houck

Song

Erika Houle

Camera

Daniel Huebbe

Grip

Nicalena Iovino

Camera

Karyn Jarmer

Chef

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Vince Jolivette

Producer

Jamal L Jones

Rigging Electrician

Oren Kaplan

Visual Effects

Suren Karapetyan

Camera

Christopher T Keenan

Key Grip

Myron Kerstein

Editor

Bill Kiely

Executive Producer

Leo Kiely

Executive Producer

Chantel King

Location Assistant

Sandrine Koondial

Payroll Accountant

Anna Kooris

Still Photographer

Sam Kopels

Scenic Artist

Johnny Lal

Medic

Avi Laniado

Sound Engineer

Brooks Larsen

Assistant Editor

Brianna R. Leone

Production Secretary

Oleg Levin

Scenic Artist

Gina Limbrick

Stunt Double

Joseph Lombardi

Production Accountant

Eric Lopez

Assistant

Josh Lord

Tailor

Kyle Lutz

Electrician

Chris Mackenzie

Camera

James Martin

Rigging Electrician

Cerrone May

Stunt Double

Steve Mcbride

Camera

Joseph Mckelheer

Producer

Sarah Mcmillan

Scenery

Jc Mendoza

Assistant

Chazz Menendez

Stunts

Jessica Miglio

Still Photographer

Norman Millner

Assistant

Grant Mohrman

Coproducer

John Moros

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Lauzanne Nel

Makeup

Rich Nelson

Driver

David Page

Assistant Costume Designer

David Palestine

Grip

Michael Papa

Driver

Kim Parker

Coproducer

Kimberly Parker

Unit Production Manager

Daniel E Parr

Production Accountant

Enrique Perez

Set Production Assistant

Albert Phaneuf

Assistant Engineer

Leighton Phillips

Assistant

Brent Poleski

Key Grip

Clair Popkin

Camera Operator

Timothy Powers

Set Designer

Daniel Rainey

Coproducer

Alejandro Ramia

Assistant Director

Jim Reach

Producer

Robert Redford

Executive Producer

Will Reisinger

Set Production Assistant

Peter Reith

Driver

Guillaume Renberg

Camera

Peter Rezvoy

Scenic Artist

Vanessa Riegel

Art Director

Jason Rihaly

Camera

Kali Riley

Camera

Felix Rivera

Chef

Michael Rivera

Adr

Joe Rizzo

Scenic Artist

Morgan Roche

Location Scout

Javier Rojas

Craft Service

Pamela Romanowsky

Screenplay

Lee Rosenberg

Assistant Location Manager

Zach Rubin

Camera

Scott Sans

Camera

Elliot Santiago

Stunts

Milen Sarandev

Scenic Artist

Bret Scheinfeld

Sound

Paul Schillens

Camera

Leo Schott

Grip

Tricia Schultz

Adr

David J. Schwartz

Sound Mixer

Rondi Scott

Makeup

Justin Scutieri

Camera

Jeremy Selenfriend

Makeup

Greg Sextro

Sound

Matthew Shattuck

Associate Producer

Sylvianne Shurman

Assistant

Lee Silver

Unit Director

Derek Simmons

Stunts

Gautam Sinha

Video

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Christine Skubish

Scenic Artist

Rana Soleimani

Accountant

Malcolm Sonsire

On-Set Dresser

Justin Stafford

Wig Maker

Zachary Sullivan

Electrician

Paul Swan

Grip

Yousheng Tang

Camera Operator

Kasey Truman

Music Supervisor

Justin Varrone

Grip

Christopher Vidaic

Grip

Luciano Vignola

Assistant Sound Editor

Marc Vives

Editor

Charlie Vogel

Production Accountant

Mike Wasserman

On-Set Dresser

Marc Waters

Scenic Artist

Jeruschka White

Medic

Graham Wichman

Set Decorator

Claire Wiegand

Props Assistant

Ethan Wilhelm

Grip

Taylor Williams

Assistant Editor

Robert G Wilson

Assistant Editor

Timothy J. Wood

Transportation Captain

Christopher Wright

Assistant

Jonathan Wu

Production Assistant

Tom Yeager

Assistant Location Manager

Leslie Zak

Script Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Adderall Diaries
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
A24

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 15, 2016

Released in United States on Video July 5, 2016

Video on Demand in United States March 10, 2016

Released in United States 2015 (World Narrative Competition)

Released in United States on Video July 5, 2016

Limited Release in United States April 15, 2016

Video on Demand in United States March 10, 2016 (DirecTV )

Released in United States 2015

Based on the book "The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder" written by Stephen Elliott and published by Graywolf Press on September 1, 2009.

James Franco was previously attached to direct.