The documentary will include interviews with the actor’s widow, Susan Schneider Williams, as well as friends and colleagues including Shawn Levy, John R. Montgomery and David E. Kelley. There are also old interviews and videos with Robin Williams, in one of them the actor is heard saying that “what matters is the others, that’s what life is about”.
The documentary is directed by Tylor Norwood and will be the first time Williams’ battle with Lewy body dementia is detailed, shedding “new light on the tragedy, beauty and power behind one of the greatest entertainers of all time.”
“Armed with a brain disease I’ve never heard of, I’ve embarked on a mission to understand it,” Schneider Williams said in a statement. Entertainment Weekly.
“With invaluable help from medical experts, we saw that the things Robin and I went through finally made sense – our experience had a scientific explanation. And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me and Robin. The whole story was revealed in the making of this documentary, which has the truth that Robin and I were looking for “, she continued.
She describes the film as the story of Robin and his, but also a universal one, offering some details about the title of the documentary: “Robin wanted to help everyone be less scared.”
“Robin’s Wish” will be released on September 1, by Vertical Entertainment.