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NPR: This film shows what happens to the loved ones left behind after opioid overdoses 

Linda Lajterman lost her 18-year-old son after he overdosed on heroin laced with Fentanyl. The film Life After You tells that story, including what happens to families in the aftermath of tragedy.  LISTEN MORE


PIX 11: Interview with Florencia Lozano 

Co-Writer and lead actress Florencia Lozano spoke with PIX 11 News about the making of "Life After You," and how the film takes a different approach to telling the story of a drug overdose and how a family deals with loss.  WATCH MORE


Film Threat: Life After You 

In the last several years, the number one killer of Americans between 18 and 45 came from fentanyl overdoses (more than COVID-19). Each death leaves a wake of grief behind it. Co-writer-director Sarah T. Schwab’s feature film, Life After You, tells the story of one family struck by the tragedy of fentanyl. READ MORE

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The Locher Room Interview: Florencia Lozano
Florencia Lozano, along with Sarah T. Schwab, wrote the screenplay to shine a light on the opioid crisis that is on the rise in our country and killing so many individuals. In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid-involved overdoses.

El Aviso Magazine: Florencia Lozano
“Life After You” se enfoca en cómo una familia navega las preguntas y la culpabilidad de una muerte causada por una sobredosis de droga adulterada. La película fue inspirada en el libro, “Life After You: What Your Death From Drugs Leaves Behind” de Linda Lajterman.

FaceTime With Todd Wharton: Florencia Lozano
Actress ABC'S hit Soap Opera "One Life to Live," Netflix's "Narcos" & starring in the new independent feature "Life After You."

"Florencia Lozano On New Film About Opioids, The Oscars, & Working With The Late Craig ‘muMs’ Grant."

PIX 11: Parents' tragedy inspires film about drug use 

Brave and poignant. Courageous, too. That’s how some moviegoers describe a new movie, Life After You, the true story of one New Jersey family’s struggle to deal with the loss of their teenaged son to drugs.  WATCH MORE

WVIA Public Media: Sarah Schwab; Brian Long; February 09 2022

Sarah Schwab, writer and filmmaker, co-founder of Cardinal Flix, with Brian Long, film producer and Obie-winning theater producer, speaking about their first feature-length movie, "Life After You," that has been winning awards nationally and internationally. LISTEN MORE

BizTV: Life After You Movie - Sarah T. Schwab

Virtually everyone in the United States has been directly or indirectly touched by addiction.  WATCH MORE

DivaGals Daily: OLTL And Narcos Alum Florencia Lozano Discusses Heartbreaking New Film "Life After You" About Drug Overdose - WATCH

One Life To Live and Narcos alum Florencia Lozano stars in the new indie film Life After You. The film centers around a suburban family’s struggle with the death of their 19-year-old son, following an overdose of heroin that was laced with fentanyl.  WATCH MORE

Neil Haley: One Life To Live and Narcos Star Florencia Lozano 

Today on The Caregiver Dave Celebrity Segment, Dave and Neil will interview One Life To Live and Narcos Star Florencia Lozano.” WATCH MORE

It's Emma's World: Florencia Lozano 

Florencia is most thankful that her parents moved to the United States from Argentina because she’s “had so many opportunities having been born and raised here.” WATCH MORE

J. Flowers Health Institute: Episode 50: What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind

Today, we’re talking about the opioid crisis and speaking with the creators and lead actress of an independent film called “Life After You.” Inspired by a true story, the film shows a suburban family’s struggle with the death of their 19-year-old son following an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl. READ MORE

FOX 13 News - Good Day Tampa Bay

"The Sarasota Film Festival Officially begins tomorrow for the 23rd straight year. But tonight, the showing of a film that will move you. It's called "Life After You." And we have the director of the movie, Sarah Schwab. READ MORE

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Film Festival Radio - Pete Mroz (The Voice) & Filmmakers from "Life After You" film

"The film is currently making the festival rounds and will be making its screening debut at WorldFest-Houston where it is being considered for a Remi Award. It has also been accepted into Sarasota International Film Festival and the Nice International Film Festival, where it is nominated for several awards." READ MORE

The Latin Babbler: Interview with Florencia Lozano of ‘Narcos’ and ‘One Life To Live’ #95

We interview Argentinian-American actress Florencia Lozano (Narcos, One Life to Live), who is starring in “Life After You,” an independent feature to be released on April 5 on Pay-Per-View, Video On Demand, and other Major Platforms.


Film Festival Radio: Pete Mroz (The Voice) & Filmmakers from "Life After You" film

Guests are Singer/contestant from NBC's The Voice Pete Mroz (Team Blake). Second guests are Sarah T. Schwab (director) and Florencia Lozano (actress), the co-writers and producers of the film 'LIFE AFTER YOU." 


Brett Allan Show: Veteran Actress Florencia Lozano Chats About Her Latest Project " Life After You" | Streaming Now Everywhere

"Today we are chatting with veteran actor Florencia Lozano of Narcos and of course One Life To Live. We're here to talk about her current project Life After You." 


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Spree has enjoyed keeping up with the exciting career of Buffalo native Sarah T. Schwab in recent years — see stories from 20212022, and 2023. The writer-director’s first film, Life After You, has made waves at film festivals around the world, and now the acclaimed drama exploring the impact of drug addiction is set to air locally on WNED PBS.


SOAPHUB: GH and OLTL Alumna Florencia Lozano Talks Challenging New Film Role

"ABC soaps, including General Hospital and One Life to Live, have done an excellent job addressing social issues over the years. Now, Florencia Lozano, who played Téa Delgado on both serials, stars in Life After You, which deals with a family trying to make sense of a son’s death from a fentanyl overdose. The actress spoke with Soap Hub about her role in the film — in front of the camera and behind it."


The Mail Newspapers: A Tribute to a Crisis That We Need to Be Paying Attention To

"Movies like 2018’s BEAUTIFUL BOY and recently Oscar-Nominated FOUR GOOD DAYS dealt with drug usage and family battles in different ways. I would go out on a limb and say that LIFE AFTER YOU was the one that did the best portrayal of the real-world response within a family, though. While the other two may have had some very intense scenes, I feel like we experienced a more consistent feeling of what this type of tragedy is really like."


Splash Magazines: Florencia Lozano Explores: Life After You

"Playing Linda affected my life deeply. Throughout the making of this film–from start to finish–I wasn’t sure I was equipped to do it. I was plagued by self-doubt. I learned that anything truly is possible– especially when you are with people whom you trust and in whom you believe. I am hoping that this film helps people know that they are not alone."


Broadway World: LIFE AFTER YOU-The Film Depicts an Emotional Family Drama Based on NJ Family's Experience

Editor's Note: We had the opportunity to attend a screening of "Life After You" and recommend the film highly. It is a poignant drama that will truly make a difference in the lives of its viewers.


Authority Magazine: Stars Making a Social Impact: Why & How Actress Florencia Lozano Is Helping To Change Our World

Florencia Lozano is in the upcoming Netflix one-hour drama series, “Keep Breathing.” She has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, tv, and film. “Life After You” is her first-time co-writing and co-producing a screenplay, having written various plays and performance art pieces.  


Broadway World: LIFE AFTER YOU -  An Excellent and Moving Film Experience

The storyline for the poignant new movie, Life After You, is a distinctive one. This award-winning film is inspired by the book, "Life After You: What Your Death From Drugs Leaves Behind" written by Linda Lajterman and published by WAT-AGE Publishing.  READ MORE

Sandi Durell's Theater Pizzazz: Life After You (the film) and Opioid/Fentanyl Overdose

Times change. Years ago few people knew anyone divorced. Leaving a marriage elicited blame. With men and women in the closet, those who had gay friends and associates were often unaware. READ MORE

DEADLINE: EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media

The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to Sarah T. Schwab’s family drama Life After You, with plans to release it across digital and VOD platforms on April 5. READ MORE

Lebanon Daily News: Film shot in Lebanon County explores the aftermath of drug overdose death on family, friends

Brian Long, the lead producer of the film, grew up in Palmyra. He said this story is different than a lot of others out there regarding drug use and the opioid crisis. "What this story did was more look at the affects on the user's family and friends and the community in general," Long said. "It chronicles the aftermath of what happens when the Lajterman's son overdoses on drugs." READ MORE

Buffalo News: Buffalo International Film Festival returns with in-person, virtual screenings

Buffalo native and director Sarah T. Schwab returns for the New York premiere of her film "Life After You" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the North Park. READ MORE

The Film Stage - BIFF Review: Life After You Adapts a Candid Account of Grief, Uncertainty, and Guilt

It's only human nature to wonder what it was you could have done to prevent tragedies, despite reality always proving the answer is: nothing. READ MORE

DEADLINE: A Stage Of Twilight’ Starring Karen Allen And William Sadler Getting U.S. Release Via Cardinal Flix

Cardinal Flix is up next with the Schwab-directed Life After You, the company’s first narrative feature. The drama starring Narcos‘ Florencia Lozano and The Blacklist‘s Gary Perez is on the festival circuit and will hit theaters in spring 2022. READ MORE

Stroudsburg Herald - Film Review: Life After You
The film captures the essence of the book that it is based on by portraying the heart rendering tragedy experienced by the family with pitch perfect precision. READ MORE

Woman Around Town - Life After You Premiers at WorldFest Houston and Wins Two Awards

"Fueled by an addiction to painkillers and heroin, virtually every community in the U.S. has been touched by drug deaths. One of the goals of Life After You’s producing team is to use the film to launch a much-needed dialogue about this epidemic that has claimed far too many lives." READ MORE

Star Local Media - Writer/director discusses film about loss from overdose

Sarah Schwab directed and co-wrote the film, which will be screened April 23 at Memorial City Cinemark Theatres in Houston. Below, Schwab discusses the film, how it came about and life away from the camera. READ MORE

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