Musician Thomas Buttenschon told his new friend Tyler that he wanted to save the world through music. Years in the making we now have Thomas’ heroic effort in film form. Selig Film News got to chat with filmmaker Tyler Q. Rosen about the journey, his own unique odyssey and the importance of this documentary.
DOIN’ MY DRUGS documents the extraordinary life and personal transformation of musician Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn.
Born in Zambia in 1985 to a Zambian mother and Danish father, Buttenschøn is diagnosed HIV positive as an infant. His parents subsequently learn they are infected. The family moves to Denmark for treatment, but by the time Thomas is nine he’s lost both his mother and father. After becoming deathly ill himself at 13, Buttenschøn begins antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and regains his health. He throws himself into music, becomes a Danish pop star, marries and fathers two sons.
Tyler and I discussed his own journey through TV and film, his meeting Thomas and how that friendship would set the two on an amazing adventure to answer a pivotal question.
Can songs save the world?
Interview with Director Tyler Q. Rosen:
The film is out now worldwide and worth your time!
Join in the odyssey to help enlighten, educate and eventual save the world from controllable diseases like HIV/AIDS.
Please go to DOIN’ MY DRUGS for any and all information.