Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Genre Drama
Created by Marta Kauffman
Directed by Laura Dern
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bonnie Hunt
Ashley Judd
Sharon Maguire
Produced by Jeff Freilich
Jennifer Aniston
Written by Jan Oxenberg
Deirdre O'Connor
Erin Cressida Wilson
Stephen Godchaux
Howard Morris
Starring Sarah Hyland
Brittany Snow
Mitch Rouse
Jennifer Hudson
Sofia Vassilieva
Music by Alex Wurman
Production company Echo Films
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Lifetime
Release date April 20, 2013
Running time 85 minutes

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film is a made-for-television film which was first aired on Lifetime on April 20, 2013.


An anthology of five short films exploring the impact and stigma of mental illness. Three of the five stories are connected.

Segment Lucy[edit]

Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and written by Deirdre O'Connor.

Lucy follows the film's title character, a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend, meds and her psychotherapist, she begins her path to not only healing, but also a promising future.


Segment Grace[edit]

Directed by Laura Dern and written by Howard J. Morris.

Grace explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition.


Segment Allison[edit]

Directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Jan Oxenberg.

Allison weaves together comedy and family drama in a story about healing when an eldest daughter Lucy, the subject of the first segment, returns home from inpatient treatment and spoils her sister Allison's unveiling of her new boyfriend to their parents.


Segment Eddie[edit]

Directed by Bonnie Hunt and written by Stephen Godchaux.

Eddie delves into the world of depression as seen through the eyes of a comedian's wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, whom is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness.


Segment Maggie[edit]

Directed by Ashley Judd and written by Erin Cressida Wilson.

In Maggie, a female veteran returns home from war to her son and father, only to have her life shattered by the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder.


Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2013 Health Awards[1] Primetime Drama (Major Storyline) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Won
2014 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor: Television Movie/Cable Ernie Hudson Nominated
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress: Television Movie/Cable Octavia Spencer Won
Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Melissa Leo Nominated
Gracie Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Won
PRISM Awards TV Movie or Miniseries Won
Best Ensemble Cast Won


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