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Project of the Day: Women, Drugs and Mental Illness

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 3, 2013 at 9:57AM

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:
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Women and Drugs

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 Fest.

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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