On the surface, the Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave Greene, the father, is an Elvis Tribute Artist. The mom, Roxie Greene, is a writer. Quinn Greene, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane Greene is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have a secret.
The Greenes are fighting an ongoing battle with mental illness. Dave is a hoarder. Kane suffers from anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Roxies long history with unipolar depressive disorder has taken its toll on her body, leaving her on the brink of collapse. Quinn, the family caretaker, sacrifices his own personal ambitions to help the others – particularly Kane, who can barely get out of bed, let alone hold down a job.
Quinn is ready to start talking and end the secrecy surrounding his family's mental health. He wants to share their story and start looking at real options for getting help for Kane, whose condition is getting desperate. And he wants to work towards a brighter future for all of them. But the big question is, can Quinn convince the rest of his family to join him?
Being Greene is an intimate, emotionally charged portrait of a family struggling to break free from the clutches of mental illness. This is a film about love, life, legacy, and hope, as the Greene family embarks on a quest to build a better, happier future.
written & directed by
director of photography
Justin Small & Ohad Benchetrit
post production accounting
Phi Images Inc.
online editor & colourist
sound mixer, closed captioning
Paul Popeski LLP
RoseAnna Schick RAS Creative
interim financing by
Royal Bank of Canada
Sara Riel Inc.
The Park Theatre
Gimli Elvis Festival
City of Winnipeg
for the CBC
general manager, programming
executive director, unscripted content
Senior director, documentary
executive in charge of production
director of production, unscripted content
director of finance, unscripted content
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