Karol Orzechowski

Karol is the Toronto-based filmmaker behind the production company, Decipher Films. He recently released his first feature-length documentary - Maximum Tolerated Dose.

This unique documentary 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.

The documentary has (already) won the Lush Prize in the Public Awareness category and also the Best Feature Animal Advocacy award at the 2012 Artivist Film Festival.


Humane Research Australia is hosting the Australian premiere of Maximum Tolerated Dose.

Tickets can be purchased from the Humane Research Australia’s website.

Melb 5th Feb 2013 6:30pm Astor Theatre Stkilda 

Sydney 12th Feb 6:30 pm 2013 Chauvel Cinema Paddington 

Please note: the film contains no "graphic" scenes of animal suffering