Robin’s Wish: Who Robin Williams Really Was

Robin's Wish: Who Robin Williams Really Was

On August 11th 2014, the world was shocked to find out that Robin Williams had died by suicide. For someone who brought so much humour to the world, it was a tragic, traumatic end. But no one knew how much more there was to the story.

Left to speculate on Robin’s motives, the media circus spun out of control, leaving the public in the dark about a complicated and obscured truth.

Robin, bright, funny, quick witted, had lost a battle against an unknown enemy, the nearly impossible to diagnose brain disease – Lewy Body Dementia.

Filmmaker Tylor Norwood brings this story to the screen for the first time in his documentary Robin’s Wish.

Robin Williams was larger than life, but Robin was a wonderful human being who was behind all that incredible work, and Robin was better than Robin Williams. – Tylor Norwood

Time Stamps:

03:00 – The film we are talking about today – Robin’s Wish.
04:40 – Where the audience can see the film.
05:15 – The synopsis of the film.
07:59 – First clip: Shawn Levy on what Robin Williams was like on the set of Night at the Museum.
09:30 – How other people were seeing Robin Williams in the last year and a half of his life.
12:42 – Second clip: Shawn Levy on what he noticed shooting the third Night at the Museum.
14:38 – How Robin’s symptoms impacted his behaviour and the people around him.
20:02 – Struggling with the stigma of having a mental illness.
23:09 – Third clip: Robin’s wife and his friends talk about his struggle with his disease.
29:00 – What is Lewy Body Dementia.
33:45 – The organisations who supported the making of Robin’s Wish.
41:00 – What Robin’s real wish was.
45:50 – Robin’s humanitarian tours around the world.
50:24  – How Tylor chose who would participate in the film and talk about Robin Williams.
53:10 – How difficult it was for Robin’s wife to open up about his last years.
57:07 – What projects Tylor Norwood is working on next.


Robin’s Wish (2020)
Lewy Body Dementia Fund of the American Brain Foundation
Savonix BU School of Public Health
Night at the Museum (2006)
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) 
Alamo Pictures

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