The Prescription

Abby is an overwhelmed caregiver who must take an erie walk in her mother’s shoes that serves as a booster shot of compassion and empathy. But is it too late?

The Prescription presents a mind-bending look at the way death is regarded in modern society and how we deal with or fail to deal with grief. Who can afford to grieve in a life is riddled with drama before grief is added? Like all who approach death, Halle and her family are dealing with the fear of the unknown.

The Prescription is also about mental illness: How it’s experienced, how it’s regarded and the unfortunate treatment of those who suffer from it. Elderly people are often misdiagnosed or errantly medicated- which is the case with Halle.

The Prescription is about taking back your personal power. It’s about inevitable transitions that we must make to improve our quality of life. It is about remembering our souls’ identity and achieving a higher self.

The prescription is about addiction. People look at the addictions we have to drugs. Ok - what about Violence? Money? Sex and all of its perversions… power? Hhow do we self medicate our pain? Drugs? Inflicting pain on others? Subconscious self-sabotage? Intentional self-harm?

  • Seantelle White
    (Editor) Baby on Board- Atlanta 48 Hour FF, (AD, Editor, Camera Operator) Delicious Intent- Atlanta 48 Hour Horror Festival
  • Project Type:
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Sci Fi, Medicine, Social Awareness
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Art Institute of Atlanta
Writer Biography - Seantelle White

O. Seantelle White is creative who has entered several film festivals in production roles. This is her first effort to reveal her gift of storytelling.The Prescription is a small snapshot from a series about mental health and end of life that developed in the beautiful mind of this prolific writer.

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Writer Statement

The stigma attached to treatment for mental health is ridiculous- especially in the black community. Yet, between PTSD and PTSS we have to take care of our mental health and exchange shame for deliverance. In the words of Jane Pauley “My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer”.