Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
|Call Me Crazy: A Five Film|
|Created by||Marta Kauffman|
|Written by||Jan Oxenberg|
Erin Cressida Wilson
|Directed by||Laura Dern|
Bryce Dallas Howard
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||88 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Echo Films|
|Original release||April 20, 2013|
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 Jan Oxenberg.
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 Howard J. Morris.
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.
- Brittany Snow as Lucy
- Sofia Vassilieva as Allison
- Ken Baumann as Luke
- Jean Smart as Claire
- Richard Gilliland as Hugh
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the eyes of a comedian's wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, who is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness.
- Mitch Rouse as Eddie
- Lea Thompson as Julia
- Chelsea Handler as Alex
- Dave Foley as Danny
- Jay Chandrasekhar as Joey
- James Avery as Dr. Beckett
- Ross Mathews as MC
Awards and nominations
|2013||Health Awards ||Primetime Drama – Major Storyline||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|