California screenwriter's film about autism, addiction streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Story takes important topics such as autism and addiction and presents them in a human and humane way.
The film takes a look into the life of a family — a recovering addict, a child with many developmental disabilities, and an overwhelmed mother. "My Melancholy Baby" was shot in 2020 and is part of the Montreal Film Festival.
A former Orange County Register reporter, Keith Sharon penned "Showtime" with Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy and more recently "Finding Steve McQueen" with Forest Whitaker. He wrote "My Melancholy Baby" based on personal family experience. On August 28, Sharon was interviewed about his family's struggles by radio host Sheletta Brundidge.
The film stars Dylan Sharon, 12-year-old Kayden Tokarski of Laguna Niguel and Sage Kirkpatrick with Tank Jones. It was directed by award-winning director Justin Wilder Neese.
Tokarski has been acting since she was 10 and is starring in the soon-to-be-released feature film "Apocalypse Love Story"; 10 short films including Moving Picture Institute original "Unloaded"; three commercials and was featured on shows like "The Mandalorian";
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