Virgin Films released the official trailer for The Bleech Effect, the documentary on fallen “King of Biotech” David Blech from award-winning filmmaker David Greenwald. The documentary film chronicles David Blech trying to keep his family afloat as he battles a gambling addiction and a possible jail sentence, while racing to develop an Alzheimer’s drug that could reverse his fortunes and rebuild his legacy. The Bleech Effect will be available on Digital/HD on August 25, 2020.
David Blech wanted to be remembered for creating an industry that saves millions of lives. Instead, he finds himself $11 million dollars in debt, struggling to keep his family afloat and awaiting a possible jail sentence. Mental Illness and addiction are the powerful nemeses that threaten to bring down the one-time biotech titan as he races to develop a potential cure for Alzheimer’s Disease that could reverse his fortunes and rebuild his legacy.
David Greenwald is an award-winning film editor who has worked with directors Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Tim Robbins and Ed Burns. His editing credits include award-winning videos and concert films for Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Carly Simon, Tupac Shakur, Eddie Van Halen, Mariah Carey, B.B. King, Luciano Pavaroti, and The Beastie Boys. His work in television earned him an Emmy Award for editing Girlfriend produced by Oprah Winfrey. Other TV credits include Beyond The Moon with Walter Cronkite, and The Curt Flood Story, directed by Spike Lee for HBO. David’s film credits include editing COUSIN BOBBY by Jonathan Demme, THEREMIN – AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY which won The Sundance Filmmakers Trophy Award for Best Documentary, SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK directed by Ed Burns, and ASH WEDNESDAY directed by Ed Burns. David was the Associate Producer on THE LAST RACE, Sundance Film Festival 2018. David’s directing credits include MY FATHER’S HOUSE, a short documentary, Cannes Film Festival 2016, and THE BLECH EFFECT, a feature documentary 2020. His current project is directing THE AFGHAN DREAMERS, a feature documentary about the Afghan girls robotics team.