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2020, 31' A family grieves, celebrates and reflects on their daughter’s life, whose mental health challenges changed the course of her life and everyone around her.

Crafted from two decades of journals, sketchbooks and music she left behind, with family members and actors appearing together, seamlessly blending reality and performance of self.

Producers Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, Honey Boy) and Margo Mars (Extase, JellyWolf) bring to life the debut of writer, director Lola Young and documentary maker Matt Shea. Supported by LUSH Film Fund & the BFI Doc Society Fund, filmmakers join a family who posthumously try to understand a chaotic mind, with the aim to expand our own understanding of what it’s like to live in a state of mental confusion.

‘Imogen’ deals openly with subjects such as depression, eating disorders, self-harm, self-medication and the constant struggle to answer to oneself ‘What is wrong with me?’.

Visit our case study for the story of making this incredibly moving documentary.