“Early one February morning, after a decades–long struggle with bipolar disorder, Nina Leichter, a sixty–three year old mother of two, committed suicide by jumping out of a window. Being the wife of a New York State Senator, her death was reported on the radio, in newspapers, and on television.
HERE ONE DAY picks up where the mainstream press left off. Shot by the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Cinematography Award at The Sundance Film Festival, this unsensationalized, beautiful film paints a captivating, intimate portrait of those left behind.
Told from the point of view of Nina’s daughter, Director Kathy Leichter, and featuring Nina’s husband, son, sister, and grandchildren, HERE ONE DAY follows this family from 2004 to 2008 as they attempt to make sense of what happened and go on with their lives.”
HERE ONE DAY is a film in the throes of development. The trailer is very beautiful but sad. Having bipolar myself, it gave me insight into how people around the one with a mental illness are affected. We tend to focus on the immediate crisis, but this film brings attention to the long-term impact on loved ones of mental illness and suicide. I think the completed film will be very powerful and helpful to many.