Documentary Will Be Released Next Month

A new documentary about Robin Williams is set to premiere next month titled Robin’s Wish, which examines the final days of the late actor/comedian.

Williams committed suicide in August 2014 after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia, a deadly neurodegenerative disorder. Entertainment Weekly reports the documentary features interviews with his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, as well as a number of friends.

Here’s the trailer –

The synopsis reads –

Robin’s Wish tells the powerful true story of actor/comedian Robin Williams’ final days. For the first time, Robin’s fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder, known as Lewy Body Dementia, is shown in stunning detail. Through a gripping journalistic lens, this incredible story sheds an entirely new light on the tragedy, beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.”

Speaking about the doc, Williams’ wife Susan told EW –

“During the last year of his life, Robin was confronted with anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, scary altered realities and a roller coaster of hope and despair. With our medical team’s care we chased a relentless parade of symptoms but with very little gain. It wasn’t until after Robin’s passing, in autopsy, that the source of his terror was revealed: he had diffuse Lewy body disease. It was one of the worst cases medical professionals had seen.”

“Armed with the name of a brain disease I’d never heard of, I set out on a mission to understand it, and that led me down my unchosen path of advocacy. With invaluable help from leading medical experts, I saw that what Robin and I had gone through, finally made sense — our experience matched up with the science. And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me, and bigger than Robin. The full story was revealed during the making of this film and it holds the truth that Robin and I had been searching for.”

Robin’s Wish is Robin’s story, it’s our story, and in some ways it’s a universal one — as we all understand what it means to search for answers, to experience love and loss and the power of healing that keeps us going.”

Robin’s Wish features appearances by collaborators such as Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy, The Crazy Ones producers David E. Kelly and John R. Montgomery, and fellow actor and friend Rick Overton, who makes a brief appearance in Mrs Doubtfire and has starred in various movies and TV shows as a character actor.

Robin’s Wish will be released on VOD on September 1st.