Mental Health Awareness Film
By Jack Barnes
Vision Films is pleased to announce they are set to release award winning feature film “No Letting Go” – a poignant yet elevating drama about a young boy’s mental illness and how it shapes the course of his life, as well as the lives of his family members. The film is based on writer/producer Randi Silverman’s own real life family events and adapted from the award winning short film “Illness”. “No Letting Go” will have a theatrical release in New York March 18 – 24 (Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave, NYC) and Los Angeles March 25– 31 (Laemmle NOHO, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood) and will be available nationwide on VOD on March 30, 2016, which is World Bipolar Day. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Based on a true story, “No Letting Go” follows the journey of one family’s struggle to understand and cope with their young son’s erratic behavior and emotional instability. The family’s world starts to unravel as their middle son becomes increasingly fragile and unable to manage everyday life. His mother is on a desperate quest to help her son as the family is faced with increasingly difficult choices. But with patience, love, and courage, the resilience of the human spirit prevails.
Starring Kathy Najimy (The Guilt Trip), Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince to Bel-Air), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom), Noah Fleiss (The Last Film Festival), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), and introducing Cheryl Allison(Illness) and Noah Silverman (Illness) portraying Timothy (the character inspired by Noah’s real life brother) the films outstanding cast gives a voice to millions of people who have suffered alone and in silence with mental illness. A dramatic, powerful story, “No Letting Go” is heart wrenching, but will leave you feeling elevated and inspired.
Kathy Najimy says: “…spending time with the family that inspired the story was moving and enlightening. Mental illness does not take a back seat – but rather, in this film, shines the deserving, dramatic, breathtaking light on it.”
Janet Susin/President, NAMI Queens/Nassau: “… this is a hopeful film that anyone can identify with who has had their life turned upside down by a personal tragedy and struggled to find answers.”
Managing Director/CEO of Vision Films, Lise Romanoff says “No Letting Go is a film that will strike a cord in all families who are dealing with a disability, proving that with love and nurturing no obstacle is insurmountable.”
Vision Films acquired “No Letting Go” in November 2015 at the annual American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica.
Notes to editors:
– Approximately 14 million children in the United States suffer from a mental health condition each year.
• – 50% of all mental health problems begin before the age of 14.
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