My Name is Lisa

Don’t watch this in the office unless you’re cool with your co-workers seeing you snot on yourself.

You were warned.

Winner ~ Best YouTube Short Film of 2007
Winner ~ 3rd Prize Project: Direct
Official Selection ~ Short Film Corner ~ Cannes 2008
Official Selection ~ Chicago Intl. Children’s Film Festival
Official Selection ~ Now Film Festival
Official Selection ~ Portable Film Festival (Australia)
Official Selection ~ California Next Gen Film Festival
Official Selection ~ Crackle Shorts Contest

My Name is Lisa is a short film about a 13-year-old girl dealing with her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is one of many serious and scary diseases still without a cure. Alzheimer’s causes gradual memory loss. 250,000 children, age 8-18 are caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. To find out more and take action, visit

My Name is Lisa

Directed by Ben Shelton

Written by Ben & Josh Shelton
Carlie Nettles as LISA
Sally Smythe as MOM

[Hat tip Reddit]