GOOD (2021) – (5min.)

What do you say when the honest answer is too difficult to speak?

VIRTUAL SCREENING: February 13, 2021 at 3PM

Film poster with the title "GOOD" in the top set over an image of a girl laying her head on the side of her tub, looking distressed.

“Good” is a narrative which attempts to tackle the complexities of what depression can look like. We are taken through Maya’s mind, of her thoughts and various experiences with depression, as she grapples with how to appropriately express these experiences. Through this narrative, the audience is reminded of how difficult and awkward it can be for those who experience mental health struggles to have these conversations with the people they love the most.

Writer & Director Ruzelle Almonds
Cast Joyce Torres, Hannah Elmore, Sara Untalan
Director of Photography Maurice Jones
Production Assistant John Torres
Grip Ronald Fuellas
Editor Amanda Dedicatoria
Sound Design and Music Jase Sarmiento

“Good” is a page ripped out of my diary. It is a look at how I’ve treated myself not just as a person but as an artist, at my own tango with depression for the last seven years. Good is for me, for the person who is tired of waiting around until I feel better to make something worthy of watching. Good is for you, for the one wanting so badly to cry out for help but scared of burdening the world with our feelings. Good is for all of us, because sometimes the courage to speak doesn’t come unless someone else talks first.

Ruzelle Almonds

This project is supported in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, Government of Guam, and The Office of the Governor.