Private Project

Figure It Out

A daughter and mother frantically prepare to visit a loved one struggling with mental illness while bickering over who cares for her more.

  • Georgia F Daly
  • Georgia F Daly
  • Jimmy Kolakowski
  • Melanie Menkiti
    Director of Photography
  • Lola Kennedy
    Key Cast
  • Lin Hult
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Boston University
Director - Georgia F Daly
Director Statement

Last summer, I went to a memorial service for one of my brother’s childhood friends, who had taken his life earlier that year…each family member gave a speech. The overall message was to listen longer, talk through silence, give to others, and ask for help. This advice is easier said than done, yet it is so impactful. Through watching my film, I hope that people take this same message away. I also want to show people that family is messy and complicated, and our egos often get in the way of listening to each other. Still, if you remember that love and empathy are the most valuable things we can offer each other as humans, you will figure it out.