Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2010.
RELEASE DATE: 04/26/2011
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Blitz
STAR: Steve Ledoux
Director Jeffrey Blitz (the Oscar®-nominated “Spellbound”; Emmy-®winner for “The Office”) crisscrossed the country to see what happened to the not-always-lucky few whose dreams came true, learning that winners’ lives can be turned upside down when they are forced to grapple with their new status in the world. “People who suddenly come into a tremendous amount of money without any preparation are left struggling to come up with a new way to live,” observes Blitz. “They become unmoored. And the world around them closes in. Finding your place on the spectrum of self-interest to altruism is one of the discoveries that the winners have to make.”