A film of Hope and Dignity set against the stark reality of serious mental illness.
As a father searches for his son who suffers from schizophrenia.

Many families know the pain of mental illness.

Fathers, mothers, 

sisters, brothers, 

daughters, sons 

and grandparents...

 

Society doesn't know what to do.

There are 90% fewer beds for those with serious mental illness than in 1963.

Those people are often now homeless, dead or in prison ("the beds that never say no")

 

—  Paraphrase from The Great Pretender

     by Susannah Cahallan

People Need Hope

Please join us in a movement to bring greater care and DIGNITY to those who suffer.

 

—  The Puzzle Factory Team

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CHURCHES AND CIVIC GROUPS

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ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS

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DOCTORS AND PROVIDERS

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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

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ADVODATES AND INFLUENCERS

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Storytelling

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DESIGN

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Consulting

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Who are we?

Movie

The Puzzle Factory tells the story of a father's desperate search for his son who suffers from debilitating schizophrenia.
The movie is semi-autobiographical, based on the lives of writer/director Cristóbal Krusen and his son Daniel.
Messenger Films has been creating "Films of Beauty, Stories of Hope" for over 30 years.

Mission

The Puzzle Factory is a deeply moving story offering much-needed hope for those afflicted by mental illness and their loved ones.
The state of care for those with serious mental illness desperately needs attention.  The precious humanity of those who suffer demands it.  
We want to use The Puzzle Factory, and supporting media, to move hearts and promote care and dignity for those who suffer from serious mental illness.

Allies

We are partnering with Social Service Organizations, Doctors' Groups, Artists with Mental Illness, Faith Communities, Civic Groups, and Journalists who will use The Puzzle Factory and the media we create around it
to further their mission and ours.

What are we asking for?

Collaboration

We would like your input as we craft "steps to awareness and involvement" (as much as you would like to give so we can create content that will be helpful for your mission).

Exposure

We ask you to share the news about The Puzzle Factory and supporting media through your communications channels (social media, newsletters, etc.).

Referral

We would welcome referrals for anyone you think may be interested in supporting our work.
We are not asking for money from groups that serve the mentally ill.

Learn More about the issue

Bedlam - Book and Movie

The Great Pretender

—  Paraphrase from The Great Pretender

     by Susannah Cahallan

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