Private Project


This is a film about a family who have faced incredible adversity but continue to push forward. It centers around Mike, an artist and filmmaker with Muscular Dystrophy and only the use of two fingers, who is grappling with the recent loss of his brother and daily caregiver. Mike's younger brother, JT, the athletic, charismatic and once potential pro-skateboarder, took his own life after years of deepening schizophrenia. We learn what it takes to be a parent and a brother with overwhelming grief and yet we see how love and creativity give the family the strength to carry on.

  • Reginald Groff
    Peace, Love & Zoo, Disco Boomers
  • N/a
  • Reginald Groff, Suzan Norton
    Peace, Love and Zoo, Disco Boomers
  • Michael, JT & Suzan Norton
    Key Cast
  • Mercedes Mehling
    Peace, Love & Zoo
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, C-100
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Reginald Groff

Reggie has been creating film and video content for more than thirty years. His ability to elicit meaningful, poignant stories from interview subjects has resulted not only in attention-grabbing and entertaining and successful projects, but also in longstanding relationships with his subjects. Reggie has produced and directed hundreds of commercial and corporate productions in addition to programs for television networks and numerous TV pilots.

His previous documentary project, Peace, Love & Zoo won Best Documentary at Emerge Film Festival.

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