Back Fork is a small-town West Virginia drama about a man who has become a sawmill worker and is suffering from a painful back injury. To ease his frayed nerves, he takes pain pills from his father. However, a tragic event takes a toll on the couple and they are now barely recognizable to one another.
A small-town drug problem becomes a nightmare when an opioid crisis strikes the community. The movie explores the reality of addiction and how it starts from a series of choices born of need and desire. When these choices are not corrected, the addict may become stuck and unable to make progress. The film’s message is one that needs to be heard and heeded.