Announcement of the release of The Disruptors, the first full documentary film on ADHD

Award-winning, star-studded documentary now available on Apple TV, Vudu TVOD and Google Play

GREENWICH, Conn., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DISRUPTORS – the first comprehensive and definitive documentary film on ADHD, one of the most commonly diagnosed and misunderstood neurological conditions in the world today – debuts today on Apple TV, Vudu TVOD and Google Play.

The Disruptors is the first full documentary film on ADHD

More seven million American children and more than 23 million adults are diagnosed with ADHD. DISRUPTORS offers an inside look at five families currently living with this condition. The award-winning film also hears from the nation’s top ADHD experts and shines a light on a small army of leading ADHD game-changers as they testify to the challenges as well as the “super skills” they have taken advantage of. to achieve great success.

DISRUPTORS features award-winning American rapper and producer William; American media personality Paris Hiltonhall of fame astronaut Scott Kellycomedian, actor and television host Howie Mandelfounder of JetBlue David Neelemanthree-time Olympian Michelle Carterfashion designer and businessman Steve Maddenpersonal trainer and television personality Jillian Michaelsformer professional footballer Terry Bradshawformer CEO of AOL Tim ArmstrongNantucket Nectars and the founder of the Nantucket Project Thomas Scottentrepreneur and CEO of Wheels Up Kenny Dichter and more.

Created and produced by Emmy-nominated producer Nancy Armstrong, acclaimed producer Christine Lazureand award-winning director Stephanie Soechtigin collaboration with Happy Warrior Media and Atlas Movies, the film takes an immersive look at our country’s approach to ADHD, debunking the most harmful myths and reframing our perspective on this diagnosis. Viewers are intimately transported to the homes of the five families where they navigate the challenges – and surprising triumphs – of living with ADHD.

SYNOPSIS: ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed and misunderstood neurological conditions in the world today, affecting nearly 10% of children and a growing number of adults. What if having an ADHD brain was actually an asset? A growing number of award-winning innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, Olympians and artists have recently revealed that their ADHD, when effectively managed, has played a vital role in their success.

After meeting board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert on ADHD, Ned Hallowell, MD, film producer Nancy Armstrong was inspired by his “strengths-based” approach to ADHD and knew that film was the best way to end the stigma associated with this diagnosis.

Nancy Armstrong is an Emmy-nominated producer and executive producer at Happy Warrior Media. Previously, she co-founded the award-winning women’s leadership and media platform, MAKERS, which was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes, and received the Women’s Media Center Award for her groundbreaking contribution to women, history, and America. Nancy was inspired to create this film following her family’s experiences living with ADHD.

“ADHD is both a major public health problem and one of the most powerful
engines of creativity and innovation for the world. This film will free children and families to know that they are not alone and that their child with ADHD is having challenges. and quite impressive assets. And if you’re a kid with ADHD who’s been told you’ll never get anywhere, the role models in this movie are the most powerful counter to that narrative. ADHD affects every classroom, every business and every community around the world, and The disruptors offers a plan to turn ADHD from a problem to an opportunity – one child at a time.”
Nancy Armstrong, Executive Producer/Producer

“These kids are seen as naughty or disruptive and in need of better parenting, but it’s like asking someone with glasses to see without glasses. Removing that stigma that comes with things that are neurological is a real game-changer radical that has to happen.”
Stephanie SoechtigDirector


  • 2021 San Diego International Film Festival Official Winner: Audience Award

  • Official Excellence Award Winner – Accolade Global Film Competition 2021

  • Official Selection Nantucket Film Festival 2021

  • Official Nominee Greenwich International Film Festival 2021: Social Impact Award

  • Official Selection Studio City Film Festival 2021

  • Awareness Festival 2021 Official Selection



Atlas Films is the production company behind the critically acclaimed films FED UP, The Devil We Know, Under the Gun, Knock Down the House, and more.

Shauna BrookMarketing and Communications

Courtesy of Happy Warrior Media

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