FILMS OFFER JOURNEYS FROM SYRIA TO WALLA WALLA


Boston Globe | May 26, 2017

“Jedd and Todd Wider, brothers who’ve produced documentaries about social justice issues for the past 16 years, make their directing debut with “God Knows Where I Am.”

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‘GOD KNOWS’ THIS IS ONE HAUNTING DOCUMENTARY


Tallahassee Democrat | May 25, 2017

“In the fall of 2007, Linda Bishop, 51, broke into a vacant farmhouse in New Hampshire and decided to stay. Bishop, who was a college-educated mother of one, decided to lie low, fill her hand-written journals and live off a diet of nothing but apples from a nearby orchard. She washed in a cold-water stream. Then winter set in.”

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FILMS OPENING MAY 12, 2017


SF Examiner | May 12, 2017

“GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM: The film uses a mystery narrative to tell the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar psychosis who was determined avoid the mental health system after her release from a psychiatric hospital.”

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GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM


SF Weekly | May 11, 2017

“On May 3, 2008, the body of Linda Bishop was found in a Concord, N.H., farmhouse, and Jedd and Todd Wider’s documentary God Knows Where I Am uses the compulsive diarist’s notebooks and interviews with family and others to trace how Bishop went from a dedicated mother to a diagnosed-but-untreated schizophrenic who began squatting in the farmhouse in October of the year before.”

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US WOMAN LINDA BISHOP’S HARROWING LAST DAYS REVEALED IN DIARY


NZ Herald | May 5, 2017

“What makes the film so different and so poignant are the words Bishop left behind in those notebooks. A month before her death, she wrote: “Dear God, please save me. I’m trying, but I don’t know what to do.”

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DOCUMENTARY OF MENTALLY ILL WOMAN’S FINAL DAYS: ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’


Chicago Tribune | May 3, 2017

“Linda Bishop wasn’t found until that May, along with a pair of white Reebok sneakers, socks and two spiral notebooks. Those were her only belongings. It is those notebooks, the journal of the last months of Bishop’s life, that form the basis of the remarkably moving new documentary “God Knows Where I Am” by brothers Jedd and Todd Wider.”

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PROJECTIONS


The Star | April 28, 2017

“An acclaimed documentary about a homeless woman losing her hold on reality, God Knows Where I Am opens for a run at the Carlton on April 28.”

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DIARY OF DESPERATION: FILM DOCUMENTS WOMEN’S DELUSIONAL JOURNEY


The Albuquerque Journal | April 28, 2017

“Jedd and Todd Wider have been making films together for 17 years. With their latest documentary, “God Knows Where I Am,” the brothers are tackling a serious issue – mental health.”

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FILM TELLS STORY OF MENTALLY ILL WOMAN WHO DIED IN CONCORD FARMHOUSE


Concord Monitor | April 19, 2017

“Filmmaker Todd Wider was first inspired to make a documentary about mental illness when he experienced it firsthand in his hometown of New York City…”

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INTERVIEW: ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’ EXPLORES MENTAL ILLNESS WITH ONE WOMAN’S STORY


Hollywood Soapbox | April 17, 2017

God Knows Where I Am, the new documentary from filmmakers Jedd Wider and Todd Wider, follows the tragic and unsettling story of a woman with a mental illness who spends her final days in an abandoned country house with nothing but apples to eat…”

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PRINCETON ALUMS TODD AND JEDD WIDER RETURN TO TOWN FOR THE SCREENING OF THEIR NEW FILM: GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM


Princeton Magazine | April 14, 2017

“Ahead of the release of God Knows Where I Am, which won the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Hot Docs, we put five questions to the directors…”

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GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM: 5 QUESTIONS FOR THE WIDER BROTHERS


Bertha DocHouse | April 12, 2017

“Ahead of the release of God Knows Where I Am, which won the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Hot Docs, we put five questions to the directors…”

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TELLING THE STORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’


PBS ‘Doc Soup’ | April 11, 2017

“Documentary has a proud tradition of confronting this issue, dating back to Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking 1967 film, Titicut Follies. Directors Todd and Jedd Wider continue that honorable tradition with God Knows Where I Am.

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LORI SINGER’S NEW ROLE AS LINDA BISHOP, A WOMAN WHO ‘CREATED A WORLD FOR HERSELF & FOUND MEANING IN EVERYTHING

Fox News Radio | April 10, 2017

“FOX’s Laura Ingle spends “A Few Moments With… Singer to discuss ‘God Knows Where I Am’ and her career in acting, including the hit movie ‘Footloose.’ Singer calls the documentary a “profound story of humanity.””

Listen to the full interview on Fox News radio


TOP 5: TOP CRITICS CELEBRATE THE DC&C ERA

Dear Cast & Crew | April 7, 2017

“We asked some of our favourite critics in the world to share their Top 5 Films of the DC&C Era (2012 – Today). Consider this an all-star cheat sheet for deciding (a) what films to finally catch up on, and (b) who you can trust (you know, besides us) when it comes to naviagting the world of cinema…”

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TODD WIDER ON THE ‘INTIMATE AND ARTISTIC JOURNEY’ OF DOCUMENTARY ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’

Variety | April 6, 2017

“Some might consider surgeon and Emmy-Award-winning documentary producer Todd Wider a hero; he’s provided free surgical care during emergencies, helped pass important federal laws, and created films advocating social justice…”

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THROUGH THE LENS: GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

RadioWest | April 4, 2017

“Drawing from her journal, filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider made a touching portrait of Bishop’s life and its challenges. Their documentary God Knows Where I Am is the next film in our Through the Lens series, and the Widers join us to talk about it.”

Listen to the full conversation on RadioWest


DRAWING THE LINE: JEDD AND TODD WIDER EXAMINE CIVIL LIBERTIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL

Documentary Magazine | March 31, 2017

“Switching gears from the production side, the Widers knew they had to be incredibly selective in finding just the right project to direct. And after realizing Linda’s story and becoming close with her immediate family, the brothers knew they had their subject.”

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LORI SINGER, JEDD AND TODD WIDER ON “GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM”

AOL Build | March 30, 2017

“Filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider, along with actress Lori Singer, have created a visually stunning and truly unique documentary that challenges the boundaries of the medium artistically and at the same time questions our societal norms for dealing with the mentally ill and homeless.”

Watch the interview on AOL Build


22 NEW MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE IN APRIL

Harper’s Bazaar | March 30, 2017

“Told through voiceovers, this documentary, whose standout star may actually be the cinematography, has “don’t watch alone” written all over it.”

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THESE DIARY PAGES FROM A WOMAN’S LAST DAYS ARE UPSETTING, YET IMPORTANT

Kristine Cannon | March 30, 2017

“Linda Bishop was a well-educated mother from New Hampshire. She suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis. She was homeless. She lived in an abandoned farmhouse for four months and lived off rainwater and apples through one of the coldest winters. And she documented it all in a diary so poignant, captivating and, yes, disturbing, it was turned into a documentary: God Knows Where I Am.”

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MIXED MEDIA: HOW GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM USED 35MM, 16MM, SUPER-16 AND DIGITAL FOR ITS HAUNTING STORY

MovieMaker | March, 29, 2017

“When Linda Bishop’s body was found in an empty farmhouse in New Hampshire, her death seemed pointless and puzzling. Then officials read her diary, which was lying next to her body.”

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AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER ANNOUNCES CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Salem Film Fest | March 4, 2017

“Ultimately, however, I was most impressed by the cinematography in God Knows Where I Am. Shot by Gerardo Puglia, this haunting doc blends film (16mm, Super 16 and 35mm) with digital formats (captured with the Arri Alexa camera and Canon’s C300) in a way that produces very rich, almost painterly images. Beautiful landscapes blend with shots that roam through an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse where a mentally ill woman found shelter before tragically starving to death — a downward spiral she faithfully recorded in her diary. These daily reflections on her dire situation are presented in voiceover, but the imagery creates an eerie embodiment of the subject’s lonely final days. Puglia’s atmospheric use of natural light lends interior compositions the quality of still-life canvases that would not look out of place on museum walls, and the visuals place the viewer in the dead woman’s mindset while also approximating her POV. God Knows Where I Am meets the considerable challenge of showing a story driven by an absent protagonist while also encouraging the viewer to feel the pain of her plight; it’s a triumph of visual narrative that engenders enormous empathy, and a very worthy winner of this year’s prize.”

Stephen Pizzello
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
American Cinematographer
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OUR 13 FAVORITE FILMS FROM BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

303 Magazine | March 7, 2017

“Overall, God Knows Where I Am is gorgeously shot, sweeping the camera through landscapes and houses, all playing on the viewers intrigue. Mysterious and gripping, yet all-the-while sentimental, the film tackles themes from mental illness and homelessness to religion and family. This unforgettable film and heartbreaking true story of tragedy will resonate with you for days to come.”


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ZAGREBDOX FILM FESTIVAL TO INCLUDE DOCUMENTARIES WITH ELEMENTS OF FICTION

Total Croatia News | February 18, 2017

“One of the films in the programme, defined as an “art docu-thriller”, is an award-winning American film “God Knows Where I Am” by Todd and Jedd Wider, about a homeless woman whose body was found on a farm in New Hampshire.”

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WIDER AND WIDER

IDFA | January 21, 2017

“The brothers, best known as producers, have recently taken the step into directing. They are now working again as directors on a new feature doc, To the Edge of the Sky, following four families who have sons with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a uniformly fatal disease that usually affects young boys.”

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10 BEST FILMS OF 2016

The Film Corner | January 1, 2017

“The picture is an absolute heartbreaker and a good deal of its success is directly attributable to its pace, style and structure which generates a film infused with all the qualities of the sublime. I challenge anyone to not weep profusely at several points within its elegiac 99-minute running time…”

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THE BEST MOVIES OF 2016

The Atlantic | December 19 2016

“Like the last couple of years (and in contrast to 2013), 2016 was light on great films but offered a solid share of good ones—so many, in fact, that I’ve considerably expanded my list of honorable mentions.”

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‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’ TO BE SCREENED AT CORK FILM FESTIVAL

Evening Echo | November 14, 2016

“The tragic story of Linda Bishop, who died a terrible death at the age of 52 in 2008, is the subject of a documentary that will be screened on November 19 as part of Cork Film Festival’s Illuminate programme that deals with mental health issues.”

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CINEPHIL PICKS UP HOT DOCS JURY WINNER ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’

Variety | November 7, 2016

“Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has acquired international rights to Jedd Wider and Todd Wider’s “God Knows Where I Am,” which won the special jury prize at Hot Docs and is set to have its European premiere at IDFA.”

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NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL ROLLS OUT MOVIE STANDOUTS AND STARS

NewHampshire.com | October 13, 2016

“(She) died alone, freezing, starving to death under a red blanket in an abandoned farmhouse,” said Jedd Wider. “Is it OK that we forget people like this? That they remain nameless? We want her death to have some meaning.”

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ENDING THE CRIMINALIZATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS

NASJE | September 27, 2016

“The documentary conveys the tragedy of our society’s inadequate mental healthcare system, the ineffectiveness of laws written to help the mentally ill, and the criminal justice system’s uneasy relationship with both the mentally ill and mental healthcare providers and organizations.”

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BOND/360 GOES FOR ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’ 

Indiewire | July 29, 2016

“BOND/360 has acquired the exclusive North American rights to “God Knows Where I Am,” the directorial debut of veteran producers Jedd and Todd Wider. The documentary questions our societal norms for dealing with the mentally ill and homeless.”

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BOND/360 NABS DOCU ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’

Deadline | July 28, 2016

“The documentary God Knows Where I Am has been acquired in North America by Bond/360 with theatrical release set for fall, 2016 in New York and Los Angeles ahead of a planned forty market expansion.”

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BOND/360 PICKS UP “GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM”

Real Screen | July 28, 2016

“The film will get a theatrical release this fall in New York and Los Angeles before expanding nationally to more than 40 markets. A broadcast, digital and home video release is slated for 2017.”

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LUNCH WITH LORI SINGER OF ‘FOOTLOSE’

Bangor Daily News | July 15, 2016

“The reason I think the film is so astounding … is a moment of beauty in someone’s life, which is actually the tragedy of her life. So [Jedd and Todd Wider] captured almost the essence of her life, the beauty, her wishes, her dreams, her poetry and her death, all in the same moment, wrapped up. And her anger … and misunderstanding.”

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CINEMA AFTER DARK (EPISODE 56)

Max Cole | June 24, 2016 

“Todd and Jedd Wider join Cinema After Dark Radio and Host, Max Cole, to discuss the latest documentary film they produced and directed, GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM.”

Listen to the podcast here


FILM CHRONICLES A LIFE ‘DISCHARGED TO NOTHINGNESS’

Cape Cod Times | June 23, 2016

“After an early release from a psychiatric hospital, New Hampshire mother Linda Bishop broke into an empty farmhouse that was for for sale and waited for God to save her.”

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5 QUESTIONS WITH… JEDD AND TODD WIDER, DIRECTORS OF ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’

Nantucket Film Festival | June 13, 2016

“Our latest interview with talent from this year’s Nantucket Fest is with the directors of the feature documentary, GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM.”

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A FEW MINUTES WITH THE POIGNANT MINDS BEHIND ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’

In the Seats | May 26, 2016

“Sometimes a movie just cuts you so deep to the core that you occasionally need a minute or two to let it sit with you. God Knows Where I Am is a shockingly poignant and emotional film that will resonate with me for quite some time and even through year in review retrospective at the end of 2016, this film sucks you and never lets you go thanks to some incredibly strong and innovative filmmaking.”

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FACE 2 FACE (Episode 179)

David Peck Live | May 9, 2016

Todd, Jedd and Lori talk with David Peck about their new film God Knows Where I Am. They touch on mental health issues, the “other”, the poetic edge to filmmaking and the “ever porous cracks” in our social safety nets.

Listen to the podcast here


AFTER MOM STARVES TO DEATH, QUESTIONS ABOUT CARE FOR MENTALLY ILL

NBC News | May 7, 2016

“We want to effect as much change as we can, and use the film as a vehicle to shift how the public looks at mental illness,” said Jedd Wider. “Linda Bishop died alone starving to death in a freezing farmhouse,” said Todd Wider. “Is it OK that we forget people like this? We want her death to have some meaning.”

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THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE GOES TO AMERICAN DIRECTORS TODD WIDER AND JEDD WIDER’S “GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM”

The Hollywood Reporter | May 6, 2016

“Hot Docs gave its special jury prize for an international feature documentary to the American doc God Knows Where I Am, by directors Todd Wider and Jedd Wider. The film reveals a troubling account of mental illness through the mysterious death of a woman in a New Hampshire farmhouse.”

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ACTRESS LORI SINGER ON CP24 – TORONTO’S BREAKING NEWS

CP24 News | May 3, 2016

Lori Singer discusses God Knows Where I Am with CP24 Anchor Pooja Handa.

Watch the video here


NATIONAL POST

by Chris Knight | Apr 29, 2016

“Here are the 10 films to see at the Hot Docs Film Festival.”

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GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM: WHY THE DOCUMENTARY SHOT ON FILM TO CAPTURE THE SUBJECT’S MENTAL ILLNESS

Indiewire | Apr 8, 2016

“Indiewire asked the award-winning directors Jedd and Todd Wider what it was about Bishop’s journey that called for a return to celluloid and using a variety of cameras that ranged from a 1939 Eyemo to the modern Arri Alexa.”

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