Why this story?
Forget-Me-Nots is unique in that it explores depression and dementia in an inter-generational way. These mental illnesses are not often portrayed through the lens of an entire family unit. In this story, we get to see how these all-encompassing, deeply nuanced illnesses shape the lives of our characters and their relationships over time.
The film creatively tackles the freedom and fear associated with being in your twenties. Our protagonist is navigating naivety and maturity while putting her life on hold to care for her ailing father. This is a very specific and poignant place to be and the film explores every corner of her experience with sensitivity and depth.