The Year Between

Alex Heller, USA 2022, 94’
international premiere
The Unknown Country Warm Blood

Everyone’s worried about Clemence: a roommate, parents who didn’t expect her to return home, but rather to the basement – a place for those who failed to make the leap into adulthood. Clemence, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, cannot cope with a normal life. But she’s not giving up yet.

“Succession” star J. Smith-Cameron and Steve Buscemi are among the notables who signed on for “The Year Between,” a drama about mental illness that marks the feature writing and directing debut of comedian Alex Heller. The movie, which wrapped production in Chicago late last month, revolves around Heller’s character Clemence, a young woman who drops out of college in her sophomore year after being diagnosed with mental illness. The story is based on Heller’s real-life experience in 2012. Heller is a former Sundance Institute Feature Film program fellow and an alumnus of Tribeca Film Institute.

J. Smith-Cameron and Steve Buscemi Star in Alex Heller Indie Drama ‘The Year Between’

Marta Bałaga

Alex Heller

Alex Heller is a filmmaker and comedian working between Oslo, New York, and her parents' basement in Chicago. Her work covers a wide spectrum of mental health awareness, bullying prevention, and the fear of dicks. She is a 2020 Sundance Feature Film fellow and a 2018 alum of the Tribeca Film Institute Network. „Vulture” named Alex a Rising Filmmaker Every Cinephile Should Have on Their Radar in 2018. She creates mental illness memes as @thementallytrillest on Instagram. The Year Between is her film debut.


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Cast & Crew

director Alex Heller
screenplay Alex Heller
cinematography Jason Chiu
editing Harrison Atkins
music Lauren Culjak
cast Alex Heller, Steve Buscemi, J. Smith-Cameron, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson
producer Caterin Camargo-Alvarez, Rachel Gould, Alex Heller, Sonya Lunsford, Eugene Sun Park, Amanda Phillips
production Level Forward, Full Spectrum Features, Chicago Media Angels
sales Full Spectrum Features
language English
coloration colour
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