The upcoming documentary “When The Bough Breaks” takes an inside look at postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. When actress Tanya Newbould began experiencing postpartum depression, she didn’t know where to turn. She then teamed up with director Jamielyn Lippman to take a closer look at the mental illness that affects one in five new mothers. One of the women they interviewed was Lindsay Gerszt, a woman currently suffering from PPD and who allowed Lippman and Newbould to document her path to recovery. These three women set out to shine a light on a problem that many choose to ignore or hide away because of stigma in order to save children and other future mothers from further personal distress. Watch the trailer for the film above.
“When The Bough Breaks” is executive produced and narrated by Brooke Shields. Shields first gained notoriety for her role in Louis Malle’s “Pretty Baby” as Violet, a 12-year-old prostitute working in New Orleans. She then went on to star in “The Blue Lagoon,” Franco Zeffirelli’s “Endless Love,” and the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan.” Actress Tanya Newbould has appeared in films such as “Rush Hour 2,” “Red Dragon,” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” “When The Bough Breaks” is Jamielyn Lippman’s first documentary feature film.
“When The Bough Breaks” will premiere at the Dances with Films Festival on June 8th at 2:45pm.