Full Potential, Now! Episode 37 – California Addiction Diaries Part 3: Dalton

Full Potential, Now! Episode 37 – California Addiction Diaries Part 3: Dalton

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This episode of Full Potential, Now! is the third and final episode in our three part mini-series, California Addiction Diaries.  This podcast interview takes us into the life of “Dalton” who faces the darkness of addiction and discovers some of the secrets of sobriety.

In this special collaboration with award-winning filmmaker and director Steve Balderson, we’ll hear unique stories of addiction and recovery from the golden state, with expert commentary from licensed mental health and addiction counseling veteran, and Full Potential Now host Ted Izydor.

Steve Balderson

About Steve Balderson (from Dikenga.com):

After attending CalArts Film School, Steve Balderson had something many filmmakers don’t achieve in a lifetime: a fully realized artistic vision.  At the young age of 23, he made his first full-length feature film, PEP SQUAD, which became a cult classic.  His second film, FIRECRACKER, was praised by critics worldwide and given a Special Jury Award on Roger Ebert’s list of 2005’s Best Films.  His third film, WATCH OUT, was praised by critics as “One of the great cult films of all time” and shortlisted for Best International Feature in various film festivals.  And, the U.S. Library of Congress selected his 2011 film THE CASSEROLE CLUB for its permanent collection.

Film Threat magazine says, “Balderson makes movies that are so gorgeous that it’s not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he’s the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”

Interested not just in film but also architecture, design and elements of time and space, Balderson’s milieu is all-inclusive and his work bears an unmistakable, individual stamp.  Though he chuckles when he says his idea of a good time is ‘going out to sketch a story board,’ he’s not kidding.  Driven and prolific, Balderson has also begun sharing his secrets in a Maverick Filmmaking Intensive, where he instructs and inspires filmmakers, both first-timers and those looking for a new perspective in the world of digital technology and alternative distribution.


Today’s episode features editing by Jimmy Cohen. More of Jimmy’s work can be found here.


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Interview by Steve Balderson. Editing by Jimmy Cohen. Produced by Ted Izydor and John Praw Kruse.


Full Potential NOW! Podcast Awards

Selected in the Top 15 Addiction Podcasts on the internet by Feedspot – 2020

Podcast Spotlight Interview on Discover Pods  – 2020 


About Ted Izydor - LPC, CSAC, ICS, MINT 62 Articles
Ted Izydor holds both a Master of Counseling Psychology and Master of Business Administration. With a distinguished 20-year clinical therapy background as a mental health and addiction counselor, Ted offers techniques, strategies and approaches that produce changes. As the founder of Full Potential Coaching and Consulting of Wisconsin, he devotes himself to sharing this knowledge and insight to people seeking more fulfilling, happier and healthier lives.

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