“In This Season We Suffer” – Ryan Schiller


This is a project about mental illness. Through audio and visual nuance, the viewer will come to understand what it feels like to live with depression, and what that can look like. It is also a brief history of my family’s struggle with depression and mental illness, both diagnosed and otherwise. The intent of this project was to ingrain the viewer in an atmosphere and place, one which resembles the subtle and overwhelming oppression of mental illness. More than this, the project serves as a piece for awareness. People that don’t suffer from mental illness will never understand what it’s like, and that’s good in a way. But it’s important that people realize what it can do to people and the gravity that it holds over emotion, action, and thought.