About Johnny Hickey

John Hickey makes his film debut as writer and director of “Oxy-Morons”.  Known to local law enforcement as one of the most notorious “Oxy Bandits” in the Boston area, Hickey’s reign came to an end one night when jumped by a rival gang in Quincy MA and thrown off an 80 foot cliff.  As his road to recovery and redemption progressed, Hickey produced the “Oxy-Morons” screenplay from his prison cell where he spent three years for a string of pharmacy robberies and the illegal distribution of Oxycontin.  Upon release, Hickey went to work for the Federal Government helping law enforcement expose and incarcerate some of the most nefarious Oxycontin dealers in the country.  When he was finally given a chance to put his screenplay into production, Hickey dove into the main role, fully committing to reliving his life experiences in an attempt to educate, as well as entertain.

Current TV’s award winning doc series “Vanguard” features Johnny and Oxy Morons on the nationally broadcast episode “Gateway to Heroin”.

For an in-depth and gripping read on Johnny’s life story see:

Boston Phoenix: The Secret Life of a Charlestown Drug Dealer 2/5/2011