THe year between

Writer/Director: Alex Heller
Producers: Eugene Sun Park
Genre: Feature, Comedy
Status: Development

A comedy about the year between an earth-shattering diagnosis of BIPOLAR DISORDER and an earth-shattering COMEBACK

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Clemence quits college after people discover the homemade toilet in her dorm room. She needs help. So she heads to her childhood home in the suburbs to “heal,” while making her mom, dad, sister, and brother wonder, “Are we being punished?”

Through YouTube yoga, high school parties, and a tumor that threatens the person she needs most, Clemence finds reasons to grow the hell up.

An irreverent comedy about manic depression, cancer, and getting paid $8.75 an hour to fold shit. The Year Between shows mental illness not as a passive death sentence, but as an often-hilarious and generally-fucked up adventure.



ALEX HELLER is a filmmaker and comedian based in her parents’ basement. Her most recent film, Handjob, was awarded Best Comedy in the youth division of the Chicago International Film Festival. While at Northwestern University, she was chosen to direct Word, a sitcom pilot funded by a grant from Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She also worked as a writer/animator for Blue’s Clues artist Eric Patrick. As a writer, she has worked for Reductress and The Onion News Network. As a comic, she has opened for Jen Kober, Adam Devine, and Nick Offerman. She is interested in the modern “crazy woman.”

Watch Handjob here (password: door.) Get your own handjob here.

Photo by Isabella Mehiel