The Year Between

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Alex Heller
STARRING Alex Heller, J. Smith-Cameron,
Steve Buscemi, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson,
Kyanna Simone, Rajeev Jacob, & Waltrudis Buck

Inspired by true events, The Year Between is the story of Clemence Miller (played by writer-director Alex Heller), a college sophomore who is forced to move back home after having a mental breakdown. Faced with a surprising diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a jarring return to the Illinois suburbs, Clemence has to learn how to live with her well-meaning but frustrated family and find balance in a world that seems hellbent on thwarting her.


Funny, warm-hearted, fresh, and biting, The Year Between marks an impressive debut by writer/director/star Alex Heller. Based on her own mental health struggles, Heller has crafted a poignant, powerful and entertaining story of an individual and a family managing the sweet highs and raw lows of adjusting to a new normal.


The Year Between will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, 2022. Tickets for both in-person and virtual screenings are available here.

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"Heller’s depiction of a young adulthood stalled from mental illness is one that alternates between laugh out loud hysterical to painfully visceral in its disturbing authenticity."

—Liza Domnitz

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