Isolation The Writer
Isolation is a short film about a writer in 1980's Baltimore that is waiting for the reviews of his first published novel. Taking place in one room, we feel the struggle of Timothy Witelee, played by Timothy Lee Depriest, as he wrestles with anxiety, depression and self doubt.
Anyone working in the creative industry understands the dark side of creativity. The long standing myth of the tortured genius has endured through time, and new science has added to the validity. While not all artists are tortured, creatives are more likely to suffer from mood disorders than the general population.
This film is for all those that struggle with the creative process and the toll it takes on one's mental health. Clinical studies have found that creatives were nearly 20% more likely to suffer mental illness than the general population. In fact, other studies have also found that people in arts related professions were four times more likely to commit suicide than other fields.