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Addiction By Subtraction

While trying to cure the emotion of rage, Jacob James (Wardell Richardson) stumbles onto a drug that releases all his inhibitions and takes him down a self-destructive path.

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Title: Addiction By Subtraction

Producer/Director: Greg Galloway

Cast: Thomas Ford, Wardell Richardson, Melanie Richardson

Rating: R

Genre: 2016

Runtime: 1h 31min

Though quiet and reserved by day, scientist and professor Jacob James (Wardell Richardson) explores the darker nature of humanity. He discovers a way to unlock his own dark side by creating a key, a chemical akin to ecstasy. Although nurturing a sweet and innocent romance with colleague Kerry Angel (Leigh Jones), James, unleashed by the drug, enters into a sadistic relationship with a wealthy executive Candace O'Donnely (Melanie Richardson).

The interaction releases years of bottled up aggression. Candace, enticed by Jacob's wild side, becomes infatuated. Ignoring warnings from friends, Jacob continues to use the drug to unchain his wild side and aggressive nature. Jacob begins to finds his rage harder to control, even without the drug. The very drug he used to satisfy his desires now threatens everything in his life, even his pure love for Kerry. Will Jacob's find a way to cope with his destructive desires and live a happy life, or will he become Addicted to the Subtraction of his soul?

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