SCRiBBLES

Larz, a struggling illustrator with a project deadline, pushes himself to the borderline of sanity and has a much needed creative breakthrough, literally, as his drawing comes to life.

Director’s Statement

Depression affects 1 in 10 Americans and I am no exception. After spending five years in New York pursuing my dreams as an actor I felt like I crashed into a brick wall going 90mph without a seatbelt on – it was brutal. I was a month past due on my rent, I was completely disengaged from my friends and family, and I had forgotten what kind of art I wanted to make. What was I even doing here? My husband, having been going through his own experience at the time, shared the beginnings of an interesting new story he had been developing; an artistically blocked illustrator whose latest drawing comes to life and violently kicks his butt back into the creative process. All of a sudden, a light bulb went off in my head. I needed to champion this story to be made, so I took on a role I haven’t pursued in quite some time – director.

As the title character guides Larz to explore new avenues of creation, so this film project did for me. At this stage in my life, I feel as close to these characters as possible and by directing SCRiBBLES I was able to work through my artistic barrier. Embracing another avenue has revitalized me and brought new color into my creative process.

SCRiBBLES vibrantly echoes the artist’s need for expression and that hidden within the gray areas of our pain there is exuberant color waiting to be liberated. I hope this story serves as a fiercely, whimsical reminder to those who struggle with depression that it’s okay to not feel okay. When they feel stuck, I hope they are inspired to pick up a pencil and simply scribble.