Boy Interrupted

The parents of a young boy with bipolar disorder share their memories of their son after his tragic suicide at age 15.

Director- Dana Heinz Perry

Cinematographer- Hart Perry

Dana and Evan Perry

Ms. Perry produced and directed “Boy Interrupted”, a feature-length documentary about the bipolar illness and tragic suicide of her fifteen year-old son, Evan, in 2005. The film premiered in competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently aired on HBO. Festival screenings include Deauville, Vancouver, Sarasota, Newport, Big Sky and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, among many others.

“Boy Interrupted” has aired in over 30 countries and has received multiple awards from mental health associations. Ms. Perry has been honored as keynote speaker and participated in numerous panel discussions dedicated to understanding bipolar illness in conjunction with The Jed Foundation, Yale University, the American Psychiatric Association, Mt. Sinai Medical School, The Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, the Dave Nee Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. and Johns Hopkins.

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