Maximum Tolerated Dose

  • Maximum Tolerated Dose - Economy Edition

    This digital download of Maximum Tolerated Dose includes the full documentary, uncut, in HD; Interview on Animal Voices radio show with Director Karol Orzechowski and host Dr. Lauren Corman; PDF booklet containing "The Word", an exclusive essay by Dr. Corman, as well as the "MTD User Guide", a scene-by-scene breakdown of the film. *****Subtitles currently available in POLISH, CZECH, GERMAN, RUSSIAN, FINNISH, and ITALIAN.

About the Film

Maximum Tolerated Dose is the first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films. Equal parts found-footage mash-up, verité investigation, and artful meditation, the film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand, with hauntingly honest testimony of scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, as well as the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage. MTD aims to re-ignite the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the fore.
  • Featuring

    • Former Research ScientistEric Thomas Bachli
    • AuthorLynda Birke
    • Emeritus Professor of Veterinary MedicineNed Buyukmihci
    • Former Lab MacaqueDarla
    • Director of Fauna FoundationGloria Grow
    • Former Lab WorkerIsabelle
    • Lab ChimpJerom
    • Former Undercover InvestigatorSarah Kite
    • Former Lab RatMs. Peepers
    • Former Research CardiologistDr. John Pippin
    • Former Lab Breeding Dog"Rita"
    • Voice of Ms. Peepers, VeterinarianErika Sullivan
    • Former Lab WorkerRachel Weiss


    • DirectorKarol Orzechowski
    • ProducersKarol Orzechowski, Jonathan Hodgson,
    • Jennifer Bundock
    • Additional Filming and PhotographyJo-Anne McArthur, Guna Subramaniam
    • EditingKarol Orzechowski, Jonathan Eagan
    • MusicBryan W Bray, Wyrd Visions
    • Sound Mix and MasterJonah Haché