What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.


Jonathan D. Bucari


Jonathan D. Bucari (screenplay), Randi Silverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Allison ... Catherine
Richard Burgi ... Henry
David Schallipp David Schallipp ... Timothy (10 yrs)
Noah Silverman Noah Silverman ... Timothy (14 yrs)
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Kyle (14 yrs)
Jan Uczkowski ... Kyle (17 yrs)
Julian Murdoch Julian Murdoch ... Jessie (10 yrs)
Jack McCarthy ... Jessie (6 yrs)
Lee Bryant ... Emily
Janet Hubert ... Dr. Stacey Slater
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Dr. Maynard
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Principal Collins
Neal Huff ... James
Gabriel Rush Gabriel Rush ... Frank
Wyatt Ralff ... Charlie (10 yrs)


Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), No Letting Go (2015) follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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In October 2016, the film was chosen by the Actors Hall of Fame to be the first ever recipient of Drama Week's Founder's Award. The particular award is presented to an independent film, television or stage production that embraces the core values of the Foundation: education, inspiration and connection. See more »


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Great film that needs to be seen to help make a change.
12 January 2016 | by abev12See all my reviews

I thought this film as a powerful story of the struggle many people go through with having a family member suffer from Mental Illness. They are people we see every day. I am so happy to see it's success as this subject can never get enough attention. There is still stigma and not enough services and change is needed. The acting was so well done I thought I was watching like a fly on the wall their struggles. Seeing the recovery of this young man was very hopeful as there are enough stories that don't end as well. The reason I believe is again due to stigma and lack of properly funded services. When will we see that Mental Illness are Addiction need to be properly funded and quality professionals need to be appropriately compensated for the hard and often heartbreaking work they do??

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Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Illness Feature See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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