Graduating at age 19 from NYU film school, Nick Jarecki began his career as the author of the best-selling book "Breaking In: How 20 Film Directors Got Their Start", which introduced him to various figures in the New York independent film world, leading him to direct a documentary about indie film making – "The Outsider.
His first narrative feature as Director, "Arbitrage" (starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Brit Marling), premiered at Sundance in 2012 to international acclaim.
In his movie "CRISIS", Nick takes an uncompromising look at the opioid epidemic through three parallel stories inspired by real life events. A taut and alluring thriller, the tension- filled CRISIS puts a human face on the epidemic which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide and continues to rage out of control.
CRISIS is a multi-narrative film about the opioid epidemic, and stars Gary Oldman, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Armie Hammer, Michelle Rodriguez, Veronica Ferres, Mia Kirshner, Greg Kinnear and Lily-Rose Depp.
The film, still being released theatrically throughout the summer of 2021, has been well-received by critics and audiences, ranking as the #1 best selling film on iTunes for nearly two weeks during its initial US release and as the #1 box office debut film in Australia. The film was also the #1 independent film in theaters in its opening weekend in the US.
Listen to Nick's personal story of how he came to make this incredibly important and timely film and some of the things he discovered along the way.