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Narrative Documentary Hybrid Film Exposes The Secrets of Depression

By | 2017-03-18T08:39:17+00:00 July 29th, 2010|Categories: Press|

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Production team: Producer/Co-writer/Director: Alethea Root; Executive Producer/Producer/Co-Writer/Lead Actor: Jules Bruff; Producers: Don Presley and Eleonore Dailly; Cinematography: Justin Duval; Editor: Bobby R. Poirier; Production Design: Lee Tosca; Costume Design: Marlene Guidara; Sound Design: Lauren Farley; Documentary Cinematography: Shawn Dufraine; Score: Patrick Soluri; Casting: Emily Hope Webster

About the film: “Literally and figuratively, one morning I awoke determined to face my personal battle with depression. Having been diagnosed with clinical depression when I was 20, I have alternately felt confused, angry, embarrassed, sad, responsible, hopeless, ashamed, and alone. I lived within that world of emotions, living with my depression without reaching out for information or a community. I kept my diagnosis and my experience close to my chest. My nuclear family and only a very select few friends knew about my problem, but only what I felt comfortable telling them. I never let anyone into the heart of my very real illness…I hope our film, “Part Time Fabulous,” will help illuminate what it can be like to live with clinical depression. Once you’ve seen it, please spread the word. In making this film I discovered that most people I spoke with had a family member or friend whose life had been adversely affected by depression. I want to spread the word: depression isn’t your fault, nor should you be ashamed of it…help is available.”
— Jules Bruff

Current status: The team is currently in post-production on the film. The sound editor/mixer and composer are working on the film currently, with color correction to follow. They hope to be included in the Sundance ‘11 NEXT FEST.

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Part Time Fabulous – Tackles The Stigma Associated with Clinical Depression

By | 2017-03-21T11:26:34+00:00 July 23rd, 2010|Categories: Press|

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Jules Bruff (writer/producer/lead actor), Alethea Root (writer/director/producer), Don Presley (producer) and Eleonore Dailly (producer) are in the final two months of post-production on their feature film, “Part Time Fabulous” (PTF). They are in the home stretch! Their goal is to reach as many people as possible with their story. In order to do that, they need the best film possible, which is why they are asking you for help. It is time to unveil the stigma associated with clinical depression: help is out there and you are not alone if you are living with clinical depression.

PTF combines narrative and documentary to weave its story of love, hurt and healing. PTF explores and exposes what it is like to live with and manage clinical depression. The film follows Mel (Jules Bruff), a young woman who suddenly falls in love with a man on vacation (Bjørn Johnson). So taken with each other, he moves in with her twelve days later. It’s not until then that her deep-rooted and untreated clinical depression reveals itself. Her inability to deal with her illness pushes a wedge between them and ultimately breaks them apart. Mel is forced to finally face her disease alone. In the quest to heal herself, she sets out to make a documentary that exposes her truth, and the heart felt truth of others dealing with clinical depression.

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