Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory) is set to make her directorial debut with comedy drama As Sick As They Made Us.
The plot centers on a divorced mother who struggles to help her estranged brother visit their father on his deathbed. The death throws the family into disarray as she attempts to cultivate new love and manage her relationship with her difficult mother and brother. Casting is underway.
As Sick As They Made Us is based on her Bialik’s own experiences:
“Growing up surrounded by mental illness is not something that is easy to write about, nor is it easy to live through. The challenges ripple out into the lives of children immersed in these families even as they try to make their own lives apart from the challenges they grew up with. After my father’s passing four and a half years ago, I decided to explore the complexity of mental illness and familial responsibility — especially as it falls on women — as well as to highlight the redemptive nature of a family’s love as they navigate death and continue to live life on their own terms.”