Mayim Bialik, best known from the series ” The Big Bang Theory, is going to be her first feature film writing and directing. That is reported by the Deadline on Monday.
The film is As Sick As They Made Us, it is a drama-comedy based on the events of the life of the actress.
“It’s not easy to write about mental illness, and not to have to live with them,” says Bialik. “After my father died, I wanted to find out about mental health problems and it is the responsibility of the family, in this context, and in particular for women. Also, I wanted to show you how a family deals with a death and then life again, to be picked up.”
The film is about a divorced mother who struggles to get her brother to help out their very ill father for a visit. His death creates tension in the family, and the main character is a new love, goes in search of it and in the meantime trying to keep up with her mother and brother.