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Using a mix of animation and verité footage, longitudinal film UNTITLED NORMAL PROJECT takes a deep, story-driven look at the current state of mental health treatment in America by following a mosaic of characters’ lives as they unfold over seven years in rural Maine, the South and Midwest.
Mitch McCabe is an educator and filmmaker whose film work spans narrative, documentary and the many areas in between. Her short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39 and To Whom It May Concern have screened at Sundance, New Directors/ New Films, New York Film Festival. Her narrative feature Corrosion premiered at Norwegian Film Festival and her feature HBO documentary Youth Knows No Pain screened at IDFA, Lincoln Center and AFI Silverdocs, among others. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Flaherty Seminar, McCabe’s work has been supported by Yaddo, LEF Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, Jerome Foundation, SPACE Gallery, iPark Foundation and NYSCA. She has worked extensively as a cinematographer for series on A&E, Discovery and TNT. She has taught at Trinity College and Montclair State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Purchase College. She received her BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and her MFA from New York University.