Passage to Hope, a new film on the family experience, wins Best Documentary

passage-to-hope-title-shotFor all who believe in recovery, there is a passage to hope for families navigating the maelstrom of mental illness. For all the world to see, there is now a new 11 minute documentary about their experience.

Passage to Hope, a new film portraying the travails and triumphs of 7 family members navigating the maelstrom, debuted recently in Princeton, NJ at the Nassau Film Festival, where it won “Best Documentary” honors. Created and produced by PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (Mercer County, NJ affiliate), Passage to Hope takes viewers on the challenging family journey (or “psychodyssey”…), from crisis and despair to accommodation, advocacy, and hope.

Passage To Hope team members in the field during production: Tom Pyle, Will Leavey, Brian Boni, Robert T. Hedden, Chris Nesi

Passage To Hope team members in the field during production: Tom Pyle, Will Leavey, Brian Boni, Robert T. Hedden, Chris Nesi

Passage to Hope was produced in partnership with Princeton Community Television which selected NAMI Mercer one of its 2016 Community Partners. Camera and sound work for the film were composed by a special team of NAMI Mercer members, including Chris Nesi, Robert T. Hedden, Julie Maddocks, Brian Boni, and Jeff Schotland. Appearing in the film were NAMI Members Barbara Cavagnaro, Tara Hughes, Pat Demers, Will Leavey, and Kimme Carlos, in additional to Julie Maddocks and Tom Pyle.

Enjoy the film. Let us know what you think.

 

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