Mend is a comedic rollercoaster that asks familiar questions; “Is our love strong enough to overcome our differences? Can we forgive each other for past wounds, or is the damage already done?” These concerns are raised as Alan and Elena, a father and daughter, confront each other’s personal demons (as well as their own) after physical ailments force them to alternately care for each other. Their struggle is further complicated by issues of faith and religion, in addition to well-meaning phone calls from Elena’s mother, Barbara, a strong-willed actress working abroad, and surprise visits from her brother Philip – both of them checking up on the troubled pair. Most importantly, Mend mines the rarely explored dynamic of a father – daughter relationship through tremendous laughter and a few tears.
Whether it is a family or a nation, an issue can divide either rather quickly. Be it the subject of politics or religion, the words used in the debate can hurt. Hidden feelings are revealed, loyalties are betrayed, and people are forced to choose. But the question – whether it’s Brexit in the UK, Trump in America, or Evangelical Christianity – is the same. Can we really heal from the divide as we move on, or not? Mend explores these topical issues through the intimacy between these four characters, illustrating that no one is ever completely right or entirely wrong, and getting that message across through laughter. To read an excerpt of Mend, click here.