Local film director of 'The House We Lived In' on memory and mental health

The House We Lived In" is documentary filmmaker Tim O’Donnell’s most personal work yet.

The teacher-turned-filmmaker from Amesbury documents his father’s miraculous recovery after a fall that left him in a coma. But when his father, Tod, wakes up from the coma, there’s a lot he can’t remember — including the house O’Donnell grew up in. So the film becomes a journey to the past in the hopes of triggering old memories.

In so doing, O’Donnell must grapple with his father’s financial difficulties and addictions. He also has to deal with his own struggles with mental health.

This followed by an interview with All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins