Greenwood

An introspective look into a relationship between a woman struggling with depression, and the unfailing husband who seeks to draw her out of her latest breakdown.

Creative team

Writer/director: Larica Perera
Producers: Larica Perera, Michael Chwastiak

Filmmaker’s statement

Greenwood is an extremely personal story and one that I chose to tell in order to further our public discussion of mental health.

The stigma around mental illness is still quite deep-seated, and it’s my hope as a filmmaker to contribute to positive discussions regarding the ways in which we view mental illnesses as a society.

As a community, I hope that we can all strive to make it more accepting for sufferers to have a forum through which they can voice their experiences and, for those listening, to meet these experiences with warmth, understanding and support.

About Larica Perera

Larica Perera

Larica Perera was born in Bandarawela, Sri Lanka and moved to the Philippines shortly after. At the age of six, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and three younger brothers.

Now a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s media arts program, Larica aims to channel her passion for filmmaking into telling stories of connectivity, and how seemingly ugly moments of despair and desperation can manifest into beautiful moments of growth and understanding.

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