Award winning short film ILLNESS, follows the story of a family whose son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and possibly a mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever. The family’s world starts to unravel as Timothy becomes increasingly fragile and unable to cope with life. The painful challenges of Timothy’s every day life take their toll on his parents’ marriage and the well being of his brother. Life is fraught with debilitating panic attacks, rages, doctors and medications. The family must play an integral role in finding the help he desperately needs, but the toll it takes is devastating.
NO LETTING GO and ILLNESS lead actress Cheryl Allison was asked to participate in NAMI NY’s “I Will Listen” Campaign. Listen to Cheryl discuss her experience filming ILLNESS.