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TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains images which some may find disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.

About the film

How do you find peace when haunted by violence?

A Tale of Delight follows Michael, a young illustrator, who helplessly witnessed his wife's tragic death. One year later, as his family celebrates the holiday season, Michael's haunting memories lead him towards self-destruction. Only his sister, Camille, recognizes his desperation and sees where his need for peace is leading him. Now, she must convince him that a joy exists, despite horror and grief, and that it is something worth fighting for.

This film, inspired by real life events, explores the pain of mental illness and the craving for happiness at the heart of human action, regardless of the means we employ.

Written and directed by Edd Blott.

2012 | Color | TRT: 89 mins.
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Mental health resources

A Tale of Delight is an artistic expression based on writer-director Edd Blott’s real-life battle with PTSD and suicide ideation. Our desire for this film is to create hope-giving conversations on mental health and to see the stigma associated with it destroyed.

If you believe that you or someone you love may be living with a mental illness, please do not hesitate to contact one of the organizations below. They are here to help.

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United States

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, VA 22203

Find your local chapter of NAMI.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892

If you need help

America Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall St, 29th floor New York, NY 10005
(888) 333- 2377