Starring Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton and Karin Bertling, the screenplay, Let Me Go, is based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. The film is set in the year 2000, following not only Helga and her mother’s journeys but the next two generations and how they suffer from the trauma created over 70 years ago.
‘LET ME GO’ is a film about mothers and daughters, about trans-generational family relationships, about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. It is a film about letting go of your past wounds and acknowledging how many generations it takes before the scars of trauma start to heal.
From March to September 2015 we raised the film’s budget and through social media and events we began to form a community to discuss and engage with the issues that arise from the themes of Let Me Go. Trans-generational trauma is the root-cause of so many of our current world problems. Post production finished in August 2016 and in October 2016 we signed a deal with Evolutionary Films as our Sales Agent.