About this submission
This is a personal story and about my brother and I growing up with our mother's mental illness. The goal of the film was to recreate real, visceral moments that explored grief, rather than define and catalogue it. It is told in a non-linear experimental fashion in order to tie together the nostalgia of family videos with the deeper and more unpredictable plot of mental illness and suicide. This story is about my mom and her mental illness and portrays her as neither the hero nor the villain of our story, but as a person.