Private Project

My Best Friend Depression

Happiness is easy when you're in love and on meds.

  • Heather LeRoy
  • Heather LeRoy
    The Duel, Nashville
  • Camille Guaty
    Key Cast
    series lead on JJ Abrams new HBO show Duster, The Rookie, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, CAKE, Ghost of GirlfriendsPast, The Exorcist, Prison Break,
  • Heather LeRoy
    Key Cast
    The Duel, Nashville
  • Michael Ironside
    Key Cast
    Barry, X-Men, Terminator, Starship Troopers, Total Recall
  • Ted Welch
    Key Cast
    Killers of the Flower Moon, Adult Interference, The Help
  • Heather LeRoy
  • Camille Guaty
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    comedy, mental health, noir
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Heather LeRoy

Heather LeRoy is a writer, director and actor. Born in TN and raised in Alabama. She cut her comedy teeth in NY and LA comedy clubs and has toured internationally. Heather has written and performed two theatrical one woman shows “The Battle of Wounded Me” and “Mediokra: the sweet smell of un-success.”

My Best Friend Depression is her feature directorial debut .

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Director Statement

As a first-time feature director, it was important for me to tackle subject matter that is personal and often stigmatized. “My Best Friend Depression,” is a dark comedy that explores the relationship between a woman and her depression. Through the character of Charlie, we see the complexities of living with depression and how it affects every area of her life. As a director and a woman who has struggled with depression, my aim was to use comedy to challenge the audience’s perception of the “depressed woman” and encourage open conversations about this important topic.