A comedy about depression.
In this short film, director Sparkman Clark explores the darkness of mental illness with the lightness of humor.
Greta is a young adult starting her life in New York City. Armed with self-loathing, hopelessness and existential dread, it seems the big city isn’t as difficult to navigate as her own brain.
“The experiences Greta has are objectively hilarious, but they are also something everyone who has experienced depression can relate to. Mental illness can be difficult for people to talk about or recognize - it’s something that a lot of us have a wall built around. Humor is my way of starting a dialogue about it.
Overall I want to show that depression is human. It is an illness, not a choice. And if you are suffering from depression, you are not alone, you are not broken and the light inside of you is still there. Even though you cannot see it, it is always there.”
Greta had it’s New York City premiere at Big Apple Film Festival in 2019. It then went on to become a finalist for the prestigious IRIS Prize in Cardiff, Wales, where it competed alongside 35 other international films for the largest short film grand prize in the world.