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Emmy-nominated producer and Greenwich resident Nancy Armstrong creates documentary film on ADHD, The Disruptors

THE DISRUPTORS – the first definitive, comprehensive documentary film on ADHD, one of the most commonly diagnosed, and widely misunderstood neurological conditions in the world today – debuts today on Apple TV/iTunes, Vudu TVOD, Amazon and Google Play. 

Over seven million US children, and over 23 million adults are diagnosed with ADHD. THE DISRUPTORS provides an inside look at five families currently living with this condition. The award-winning documentary film also hears from the nation’s top experts on ADHD, and spotlights a small army of high-profile, game-changing personalities about their ADHD, as they testify to the challenges as well as the “super skills” they have leveraged to achieve great success. 

THE DISRUPTORS features award-winning American rapper & producer will.i.am; American media personality Paris Hilton, Hall of Fame astronaut Scott Kelly, comedian, actor & television host Howie Mandel, JetBlue founder David Neeleman, three-time Olympian Michelle Carter, fashion designer & businessman Steve Madden, personal trainer & television personality Jillian Michaels, former professional football player Terry Bradshaw, former chairman & CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong, Nantucket Nectars and The Nantucket Project founder Tom Scott, Entrepreneur and Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter and more.

Created and produced by Emmy-nominated producer, Nancy Armstrong, acclaimed producer Kristin Lazure, and award-winning director Stephanie Soechtig, in collaboration with Happy Warrior Media and Atlas Films, the film takes an immersive look inside our country’s approach to ADHD, debunking the most harmful myths and reframing our perspective on this diagnosis. Viewers are intimately transported into the five families’ households where they navigate the challenges -- and the surprising triumphs -- of living with ADHD.

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed-and widely misunderstood-neurological conditions in the world today, affecting nearly 10% of kids and a rising number of adults. But what if having an ADHD brain is actually an asset? A growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Olympic athletes, and award-winning artists have recently disclosed that their ADHD, managed effectively, has played a vital role in their success. 

After meeting board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, and nationally recognized expert on ADHD,  Ned Hallowell, M.D., film producer Nancy Armstrong was inspired by his “strengths-based” approach to  ADHD and knew that the medium of film was the best way to finally upend the stigma associated with this diagnosis. 

Learn more about The Distruptors.

 

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