Informed that his son, Benny, has recovered from schizophrenia, Ben Whitmore Sr. travels to Middlemouth Security Hospital to bring Benny home, only to discover he’s nowhere to be found.
This is the storyline of Let Me Have My Son (formerly titled The Puzzle Factory), a semi-autobiographical, emotion-laden tale of a father coming to grips with his son’s devastating mental illness. The topic could not be timelier; the National Institute of Mental Health reports that fully 1 out of 5 of our nation’s children now suffer from debilitating mental disorders.
Let Me Have My Son is an ultimately hopeful postscript to the writer-director’s compelling journey with his firstborn son, Daniel, as told in the book of the same title, published in 2007.
You can help cover production costs for Let Me Have My Son by making a charitable donation to Messenger Films.
We have already completed over 50% of the filming and are now moving to the final phase of principal photography.
Did you know that one in five Americans is adversely affected by mental health conditions? In all likelihood, someone you know is among that number. Partner with us now to finish Let Me Have My Son and help start a movement addressing people’s spiritual, mental, and physical needs in the area of mental health. The opportunity to increase mental health awareness is now!