Darren Foster

Darren Foster is an award-winning director and producer. His latest film, American Pain, which explores the origins of the opioid epidemic through the rise and fall of twins from Florida who became the kingpins of America’s largest prescription drug trafficking network, airs on CNN on February 5. Darren’s first feature documentary, Science Fair, won the Festival Favorite Award at Sundance 2018, the Audience Award at SXSW, a Critic’s Choice Award and an Emmy, and is currently being adapted into a narrative feature by Elizabeth Banks and Universal Pictures. Darren also recently directed Own the Room, a feature documentary about five international students competing in one of the world’s most prestigious business pitch competitions. He previously won a duPont Award for Death by Fentanyl and a Peabody Award, a Television Academy Honor and an Emmy nomination for The OxyContin Express, both of which also focus on the opioid crisis.


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Pill Mills and Car Chases: The Story Behind American Pain

By Darren Foster | February 4, 2023

Pill Mills and Car Chases: The Story Behind American Pain

Filmmaker Darren Foster on how he spent 10 years documenting the rise and fall of the twins at the center of this country’s opioid epidemic.