"An emotional journey that inspires and gets the mind thinking about what is important in life"
The short film Faulty Roots is a good insight into mental health, friendship and loss. Written, directed, produced and acted by Ella Greenwood, this is truly a passion project for her, drawing from personal experiences and a topic close to her heart.
The three actors in the short really took to their roles and the scenes were touching and relatable. When a teenage girl; Lola (Greenwood) struggles with mental health, her mother, Susan (Sarah Eastwood) suggests she spends some time with a friend, Zack (Sani Thabo) also struggling.
Their friendship is a journey that has its highs and lows, but ultimately is a blessing. An emotional journey that inspires and gets the mind thinking about what is important in life.
We are excited to see what happens with the story, following the news Ella and her team will be turning this movie into a feature length movie.
There's more places for this story to explore, and it successfully shines a light on those struggles in an emotional and thoughtful way.