After her father had a stroke, Amy Seimetz moved home to care for him. She juggled her work as an actor and a filmmaker while making medical decisions for her dad and providing supportive care for three years until he died.
Her experience as a caregiver — facing death every day — made her acting work seem less meaningful, pushing her to do more filmmaking of her own. As her father lost the ability to understand linear time, it shifted her view of storytelling and communication.
She shares how she felt after losing her father and the selfishness of grief and going through therapy. She and her sister both lost a father, but how they each grieved was different.
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