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Project of the Day: Women, Drugs and Mental Illness

Project of the Day: Women, Drugs and Mental Illness

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Women and Meds

Tweetable Logline:

A documentary film that explores the options women face when they
want to have children, but take medication for mental illness.

Elevator Pitch:

‘Women and Meds’ explores the options women face when they want to
have children, but take medication for mental illness. The film follows
multiple women who are dealing with this issue, and focuses on the
personal stories of the women, and the many facets of making such
decisions. It addresses the struggle and emotional turmoil, as well as
the hope and perseverance of the women, and advocates for their ability
to make the best individual choices for themselves and their families.

Production Team:

Director, Dina Fiasconaro
Owner of Fringe Films, recent short film ‘I See a Darkness’ screened at
Blackstar Film Festival, Portland Underground and NYC International Film

Producer, Nikki Roberts
Short films, ‘Out of the Darkness’ and ‘Botes al Amanacer’ have screened
at Cannes, NY International Latino Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film
Festival and Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival. Co-founder of the NYC
film collective, Rocketlight Films.

Director of Photography, Brian Brooks II
Credits include David Fincher’s ‘House of Cards’, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ and Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’.

Editor, David Grossbach
Credits include multiple PBS documentaries.

About the Production:

“This film is not only a personal exploration for the Director, but one
which addresses a very ubiquitous, yet unspoken issue that many women
face, especially in a country where approximately 25% of the population
is medicated for some form of mental illness. We believe very strongly in mental health advocacy, and making this film
is one way that we can help others, especially since there is no other
film out there like it!” — Dina Fiasconaro

Current Status:

In production.

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sue west

I would like to vote for women and meds by Dina Fiasconaro. Very Facinating!!!

David Warfiled

Ms. Fiasconaro has developed an insightful, fascinating, and important film.

Bob Krueger

Informative and nice job.

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