a musical documentary

WATCH NOW ISSA ON NY1 talking about his life’s journey and promoting the film PATIENT’S RITES

“Patient’s Rites is my perspective from 20 years of being hospitalized. Think of it as a therapy session set to music.”
The film is 47min 37sec.


If you’ve ever wondered about that fragile thread of sanity that we’ve all held onto, that some have lost grasp of, then PATIENT’S RITES is for you. It just may re-kindle your will to live.


Winner Documentary Short Award of Merit 2014 IndieFEST FILM AWARDS

The reviews are in

“…poignancy nestled inside of brightness and lightness around a topic that is potentially daunting…embodies self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and transcendence so beautifully, masterfully, yet humbly…will create space for others to do the same for themselves.” -Tina Caterino

          “…controversial…hysterically funny…This is a must see film.” -Carla Rabinowitz, Community Access

“I dig it, man. You’ve got this awesome pastiche of Elvis Costello, The Ramones, and Lou Reed going on, but it’s nothing like them and completely unique. Keep it up.” -Some Anonymous Internet Dude

“It’s genius level.” -Dr. Kathryn Ko, Neurosurgeon

“I really really really salute you. It takes such guts, make that BALLS to put yourself out there like this. It’s 100&10% AWESOME.” -Mike Lesser, Parole Officer

Mental Health FF NYC 2015 Patient's Rites


 Issa talking ‘PATIENT’S RITES’ with actor John Turturro for the filmmakers Q&A at the 11th Annual COMMUNITY ACCESS/NYAPRS NEW YORK CITY MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL at Village East Cinema NYC

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Soundtrack to the film Patient’s Rites and other original songs by Issa available in music

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