Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 Americans use some form of antidepressant drug? Ever wonder where the “miracle cure” started?
Erin Boyes and Elyse Levesque hope to explore the price of true happiness in a short film called Fruitcake – the tale of two suburban housewives in the 1950s who struggle to come to terms with the fact that their lives are falling short of the “Betty Crocker” American Dream.
The film examines a time period when many women found it easier to live a lie than a truth that fell outside the norm. The two main characters, trapped in their loneliness, consider the newest mental health treatment on the market, even if it may cost them what’s left of their sanity.
Through the story of Rosemary and Sally, these aspiring filmmakers hope to show a glimpse into the past that is not so different from the present.
The project is currently in the development stage, and is raising funding through an IndieGogo Campaign that’s running until October 23. Check out the trailer and donate to the campaign here: http://bit.ly/16vAVh2