Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
|Call Me Crazy: A Five Film|
|Created by||Marta Kauffman|
|Directed by||Laura Dern
Bryce Dallas Howard
|Produced by||Jeff Freilich
|Written by||Jan Oxenberg
Erin Cressida Wilson
|Music by||Alex Wurman|
|Production company||Echo Films|
|Release date||April 20, 2013|
|Running time||85 minutes|
An anthology of five short films exploring the impact and stigma of mental illness. Three of the five stories are connected.
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.
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.
- Sarah Hyland as Grace
- Melissa Leo as Robin
- Melissa Farman as Izzy
- Aimee Teegarden as Olivia
- Andrea Bendewald as Laura
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.
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the eyes of a comedian's wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, whom is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness.
- Mitch Rouse as Eddie
- Lea Thompson as Julia
- Chelsea Handler as Chelsea
- Dave Foley as Danny
- Jay Chandrasekhar as Joey
- James Avery as Dr. Beckett
- Ross Mathews as MC
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Outcome|
|2013||Health Awards||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|