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
In 2016 the Campaign to Change Direction led by Barbara Van Dahlen (with PSAs starring Michelle Obama and Prince Harry) honored No Letting Go as one of the films to watch along with Silver Linings Playbook, Love & Mercy and Hell and Back Again. See more »
No Letting Go is an amazing film based on a true story. It follows the struggles of a family dealing with a young son who is struggling with mental illness. It's a film that must be seen. Too often movies about mental illness do not represent the majority of people who have loved ones suffering from any type of mental disorder. "Hollywood" sensationalizes the storyline. No Letting Go gives a voice to the thousands of families who are struggling daily with a loved one with mental illness. The cast is outstanding, the directing and production value are far above what we sometimes associate with indie films. I saw a screening of the film in NYC and can honestly say there was not a dry eye in the theater. It's a dramatic, powerful story but it's also an uplifting one that will hopefully help stop the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Look for this film on TV, Cable VOD etc! You will NOT want to miss it!
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