Sunday, June 1, 2008

Side Effects

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau is a mom, wife and former drug pusher (legally) turned filmmaker. At 35, with no prior filmmaking experience, she wrote, directed, and co-produced the critically acclaimed independent film Side Effects.

The film, starring Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) is closely based on her decade working for Big Pharma as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Katherine Heigl delivers a jaw dropping performance in this smart and sexy comedy.

Due to the overwhelming response to Side Effects, Kathleen went on to make the award-winning documentary Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety which delves deeper into the issues of pharmaceutical influence. Money Talks features interviews with key opinion leaders from Harvard, UCLA, and Columbia.

Kathleen chose to the make the films as an entertaining way to reach and educate the public about the questionable marketing tactics the industry uses to push its pills. Her goal is to encourage consumers to make wiser choices about the drugs they are putting into their bodies�and ultimately take control of their health.

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