Upcoming Screenings:

ReelAbilities Film Festival

May 16, 2023 at 3 PM

Virtual Screening + Pre-Recorded Panel

Find out more: Drunk on Too Much Life at RAFFTO

Tickets: Drunk On Too Much Life + Lenses We Look Through Panel

Past Screenings:


Drunk on Too Much Life will be broadcast on TVO
March 14, 2023 at 9 PM EST

Mad in America

poster text: SELFHOOD, FAMILY, AND THE GIFT OF MADNESS: A private screening of the documentary "Drunk on Too Much Life" - February 23, 2023, 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST, 4 PM GMT, F PM CET

See PDF flyer for more information: PDF


ROC Talks

Poster text: ROC TALKS: Drunk on Too Much Life - Film Panel - A Film By Nichelle Melles - February 15, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST - Join Recovery on Campus Alberta for a panel discussion with Michelle Melles and Pedro Orrego to learn more about the film and their journey while making it - For more info contact:

University of Calgary, Recovery Community
ROC Talks: Drunk on Too Much Life Film Panel
February 15, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST)

Register: UCalgary Events

IDHA Screening and Panel Discussion


poster for virtual screening - text includes: Virtual Screening - December 4 12-1:30 PM EST - Tickets: Text also includes the film synopsis.
Drunk on Too Much Life – Virtual Screening
poster for panel discussion - text includes: Healing as Homecoming - Featured Panel: Healing the Whole Person. December 4 3:30-5 PM EST - Tickets: Text also includes photos of the five panel members: Elmina Bell, Mariel Buqué, Gabor Maté, Michelle Melles, and Corrina Orrego.
Healing as Homecoming – panel discussion

Watch Drunk on Too Much Life (online) at the Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) in NYC with a panel discussion following the film (at 12:30 PT/3:30 EST) with the renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté.

photo of Michelle Melles and Dr. Gabor Maté
Michelle Melles with Dr. Gabor Maté

About Dr. Gabor Maté

A celebrated speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, such as addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, Scattered Minds and (as co-author) Hold On to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in more than thirty languages. The documentary about Gabor’s life and work, The Wisdom of Trauma (2021, Science and NonDuality), has been viewed over 7 million times and has been translated into 28 languages. It is considered one of the most successful self-distributed documentaries ever.

About the Myth of Normal: Trauma, Healing, and Illness in a Toxic Culture

In this revolutionary book, renowned physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to health?

Over four decades of clinical experience, Maté has come to recognize the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all our expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. Now Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing. Cowritten with his son Daniel, The Myth Of Normal is Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet.

International Social Change Film Festival

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Drunk on Too Much Life will be shown at the 11th International Social Change Film Festival  an international celebration of our common humanity through film, music, art & fashion.

In-person events are scheduled in Atlanta on 10/22-23 and in Chicago, dates TBA. 

Films will also be available to view 9/12 on Eventive. 

Get early bird tickets here: ChangeFest 2022

Awareness Film Festival

Drunk on Too Much Life has been chosen as a Merit of Awareness from the 2022 Awareness Film Festival in October in Los Angeles! This fest will also be virtual. The Awareness Film Festival’s mission is bringing awareness and opening eyes to some of our world’s pressing issues – including, of course, mental health.

Mental Filmness Film Festival

Honoured that Drunk on Too Much Life will also be playing at the Mental Filmness Film Festival 2022 in Chicago from from October 8th through November 6th. The festival is free as their main goal is to give films exposure and spread awareness (donations are accepted). 🙂

Get Reel Film Fest

Join us for an intimate evening in-person on Thursday, June 9 as a part of our Get Reel Film Fest. We’ll be screening Drunk on Too Much Life and Unfinished – also a personal documentary about a young woman’s ‘mental illness’ as seen through the lens of her mother. Panel discussion following the film.

Get your tickets: Get Reel Film Fest

poster for Get Reel Film Fest: 2 Films, 2 Families, 1 Intimate Evening

PHOTOS: Panel Discussion at Get Reel Film Fest

Rendezvous with Madness Festival

Drunk on Too Much Life will be shown next at the
2021 Rendezvous with Madness Festival:

IN PERSON on Sat, Nov 6 at 6:30 PM
ONLINE from Oct 29 – Nov 7 across Canada

For more information and to buy tickets visit

PHOTOS: Panel Discussion at Rendezvous with Madness Festival: