Local artist with mental illness featured in documentary

Grants Pass, Ore.– A Grants pass artist is featured in a documentary detailing his life, art, struggles, and victories with mental illness in “I Wish I Was That Bird.”  

Jeff Krolick, a long time employee at Options, an organization that supports people of all ages living with mental illness, produced the project over three years.

The award winning film profiles James Condos, a professional artist who has lived with mental illness  his whole life.

Krolick says viewers from all walks of life can learn something from James’ story.

“[James is] a role model for all of us both with and without mental illness, about how people can make lives that are satisfying and rewarding for themselves,” says Krolick.

You can see the film Friday January 20, 2017 at the Grants Pass High School  Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $5 each and the screening begins at 7:00 p.m.

NBC5 News at Sunrise anchor Taelor Rian was born near Los Angeles, California but spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Journalism degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she was an anchor and reporter for JUCEtv, an international faith based entertainment network. There she had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson and Emma Watson. Before that she was a reporter for KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX. Taelor also interned at KABC and Fox 11 in Los Angeles.

Taelor loves cooking up new recipes, rooting for her favorite NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers, and trying out Do It Yourself crafting projects.

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