(CBS Local)- May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on Saturday, May 8, MTV will premiere a new movie from director Kelly Oxford called “Pink Skies Ahead.” The film will air commercial free on MTV and sheds light on the realities of anxiety disorder. Oxford is a first time director and she’s also a New York Times bestseller for her book “Everything Is Perfect When You’re A Liar.”
CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith talked with Oxford about her movie, what it was like to work with Mary J. Blige, Henry Winkler and Marcia Gay Harden and why mental health is such an important topic to destigmatize.
“I really think we need to talk about it more,” said Oxford.
“I’m a first time director, so literally every second on set was like magic to me,” said Oxford.