Harpooned Soul: The Jade Bell Story
Produced by : Qiujing Wong & Kimberley Buchanan
Directed by : Dean Easterbrook
Launch Date : 2011
Awards : Finalist – Best Director & Best Film: Documentary Edge NZ Festival (2011)
Festivals : Documentary Edge NZ Festival (2011); Sonoma International Film Festival (April, 2011)
Harpooned Soul – the Jade Bell story captures the engrossing reality of a man who is fighting a heart-breaking and personal war against drug-addiction among youth.
At 23, Jade made the life-changing choice to inject a near-fatal overdose of Cocaine and Heroin into his arm. Fifteen minutes of oxygen deprivation left Jade blind, mute and immobile.
I can save lives, but I can’t do it alone.
The Jade Bell Story unravels Jade Bell’s character and past life-choices; and travels to present day where Jade is fulfilling his own dream to empower kids with creativity over drugs with his own devastatingly beautiful demonstration of poetry and music.