Letters to Daniel

Amy and Missy set out to conquer Hollywood, only to be confronted by an invisible enemy, Amy's bipolar disorder.

  • Amy Leigh McCorkle
    Letters to Daniel, Black Gold, Broken, the Weekend, All In the Family
  • Amy Leigh McCorkle
    Letters to Daniel, Back On Top Others
  • Melissa Goodman
    Letters to Daniel, Back On Top Others
  • Melissa Dawn Goodman
    Letters to Daniel, Black Gold
  • Amy Leigh McCorkle
  • Aaron Allen
  • Megan Jones
    Key Cast
    "Amy McCorkle"
  • Virginia Beld
    Key Cast
    "Missy Goodman"
    Salt In the Wound
  • Anna-Maria Angels
    Key Cast
    "Faye/Amy's Mom"
    It Knows
  • Brandon X Bell
    Key Cast
    Broken, The Weekend, The Connected
  • Mark Maness
    Director of Photography
    Birthrite, It Knows
  • Clint Gaige
    A Clean Exit, Fat Guy w/A Shotgun, Hell Is Empty
  • Valyo Gennoff
    Black Gold, The Weekend, All In the Family
  • Genres:
    Drama, autobiography, biography
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • US Hollywood Int'l Goden Film Award
    United States
    December 12, 2019
    World Premiere
    Best Director, Outstanding Editing
  • Accolade Global Film Awards

    Award of Recognition
  • International Christian Film & Music Festival
  • International Indie Gathering
    United States
    2nd Place Dram, Nominee Best Actress
  • Newsfest
    Las Vegas, NV
    Nominee Best True Story
  • Anabelle Munro's TMIF
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Imaginarium
  • Eden Studios IFF
Distribution Information
  • G1NBC Films
Director Biography - Amy Leigh McCorkle

Amy Leigh McCorkle is a prolific author, blogger, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Born in Louisville, KY she knew from the age of five she wanted to write professionally. At 15 she would see two movies that set her on her current path, Michael Mann's version of Last of the Mohicans and Kenneth Branaugh's Dead Again. She knew then not only she want to be published, she wanted to be produced. In her early twenties she met who would become her writing partner and constant Producer and best friend, Melissa Goodman. She would start her journey to become a director/screenwriter/author only to quickly be knocked down by the life altering diagnosis of the mental illness bipolar disorder. She struggled finding her voice at her sickest and faced poverty, stigma, and discrimination.

It would be 14 years before she complete (with Missy) 4 screenplays, and 15 years before she directed the documentary Letters to Daniel. In 2009 she saw Casino Royale and instantly became enamored of Daniel Craig's work. She would see many of his films. And in 2013 start a blog containing a series of open letters to her favorite actor, Daniel Craig, about surviving childhood sex abuse and coping and living with bipolar day to day.

In 2014 she directed her first documentary, Letters to Daniel: Breakdown to Bestseller. It go on the win awards and be screened at several festivals including Indie Gathering and Action On Film. In 2015 Melissa and Amy would go on to adapt my Amy's memoir of the same name Letters to Daniel the narrative screenplay.

After several false starts Amy finally directed her dream project Letters to Daniel. She hopes to change people's lives with this. Because it has already profoundly changed hers.

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Director Statement

It is my dream to leave a legacy of proper mental illness portrayals in my work.