Williams plays several roles in the dark satire about a man struggling with mental illness. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Harrisburg actor Johntrae Williams' short film œThe Patient will premiere at the John Harris High School campus on Friday, January 25, 2013. The film, a satire, was shot exclusively in Harrisburg utilizing the talents of Harrisburg residents, and brought together over 100 volunteers in a collaborative effort to make a quality end product.
The Patient stars Johntrae Williams as Silvio, who takes us on a journey through the delusions of his mind as he tries to explain his way out of trouble. As the story unfolds, we learn the tale of a twisted man who is caught on the fringe between boyhood and manhood. A master of wit, Silvio skillfully spins memories into flat-out delusions in an effort to manipulate his psychiatrist.
œIt was important to portray Silvio as a man with his own sense of dignity, says Williams. œHe is not a person to be pitied, but respected, regardless of his mental state. I think we did a great job bringing that out in this production.
The Patient is the product of Williams' production company, 3Actrical Productions. The story was written by Johntrae Williams, and is loosely based on James McLure's play "Private Wars." The screenplay was written by Tony Davis and Chriss Barkley. Williams and Barkley also produced the film, with Barkley directing.
In addition to Williams (who plays several characters in the film), the film also features Gabriel Bellotti, Cassandra Porter, Curtis Louder, DeAnna Willams, and several more actors from the Harrisburg area.
The screening for The Patient will be held on Friday, January 25th at the John Harrisburg High School on Market and Hale Streets in Harrisburg. It begins promptly at 7pm and is open to the public, free of charge.
For more about the film, log onto via its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SilvioThePatient