Local Man’s Movie Highlights Struggle, Understanding Of Mental Health

A local filmmaker is producing an independent movie that will include taping at Heritage Ministries on Route 60 in the Village of Gerry. Travis Carlson says the movie, called Mothers Day, is based on a true story about his relationship with his mother, who he says suffers from mental illness. He tells WNYNewsNow that he decided to make the movie after a “difficult” conversation that he had with his mother.

“Making a film that represents that and helps show my transition to appreciate that the world is different for different people,” Carlson said. “It might help others also have that reaction.”

“Mental health and people having a different brain chemistry can really affect the reality that they experience.”