Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Healthcare is the result of three years of research and interviews by Christina DeFranco, featuring in-depth commentary and interviews with parents, teens, advocates, and health care providers who share their horror stories about the lack of a mental health care system in Connecticut.
The film explores the challenges faced by five families who share intimate details of their struggle with mental illness. From the gritty streets of Bristol to the affluent suburbs of Greenwich and Trumbull, Darkest Hours explains how parents’ share the same anguish.
Documentary Production Team
Christina DeFranco served as researcher, producer, and writer, as well as host. She also secured funding for the hour-long documentary. Click here to learn more about Christina DeFranco. Darkest Hours was shot by Gregg Monte, a New England Emmy Award winner and 11-time nominee, who currently works for WTNH, Channel 8 in New Haven, CT. Mark Ciesinski of TimeCode Editing, LLC provided editing, graphics and post-production work. A New England Emmy Award winner, his editing and photography career spans more than 25 years.
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