Considering Carol| 4mins
Director: Patrick Trolan | Producer: Patrick Trolan
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Ireland
"Considering Carol" is a brief yet insightful look into the sometimes troubled, yet often brilliant, life of schizophrenic poet come karaoke queen, Carol E Kelly. Carol, 52 years old and a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic since 18 years of age, has become a fully established local celebrity in the town of Portstewart (in Northern Ireland) through her many talents, mainly her published poems and often extravagant karaoke performances to crowds of adoring student fans. Through the recital of one of her own poems, "Waiting in the Lobby", Carol gives us an insight into her world and how she has learned to cope with the mental illness that is schizophrenia.