Patrick Robert Kennedy

Cinematographer | Editor
The Hungry Heart DVD cover

The Hungrey Heart

Directed by Bess O'Brien

USA | 2010 | Documentary | 93min

THE HUNGRY HEART provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Dr. Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.

The film explores the struggles and challenges faced by Dr. Holmes and the simple and profound connection he forges with each of his patients. The Hungry Heart shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for in their lives. Interviews with older addicts discussing their recovery process are juxtaposed against Fred’s younger patients. The road to recovery is paved with success stories and strewn with relapses, and downfalls. The Hungry Heart profiles the many faces and diverse populations of those struggling with addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.

fred office night
died three times
baby eye light
adult eye light
dustin in snow pointing
dustin in barn
freds office sunshine
freds office ots
crying woman
cross road
close up dustin
sitting in checkup room
police chief interview
shot of waiting room
train tracks
st albans vermont night
walking bridge water fall