Experiencing Interruptions?

The Mailbox

A young woman struggling with a disability gets a new friend who saves the day!

  • Leann V Bigelow
  • Mike Barnett
  • Dalton Jay Battin
    Sound Design
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge
Director Biography - Leann V Bigelow


An aspiring storyboard artist who lives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of her films center people with disabilities, and those who come from the queer experience.


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Director Statement

This was a real story brought to life via the art of animation. Through live-action video and cartoon sequences it's possible to see my experiences through my eyes. Stepping into my shoes, if you will. It also severs this experience from me through the anonymizing nature of animated documentary, and because of that likely relates to many of you with similar experiences.

For me, the decision was clear. It was time to get some needed help, rely on a furry friend, and finally apply to get a service dog.