Character Renee Yohe
Directed by Nathan Frankowski
Written by Kate King Lynch, Nathan Frankowski
Produced by David Nixon, David Blair McKenna, Kim Dawson
Running time 102 minutes


To Write Love on Her Arms (aka Day One; Renee) is a 2012 American biographical drama film written and directed by Nathan Frankowski and starring Kat Dennings, Chad Michael Murray, Rupert Friend, Juliana Harkavy, Corbin Bleu and Mark Saul. The film is based on the life of troubled teenager Renee Yohe and the founding of To Write Love on Her Arms by Jamie Tworkowski, after he and others helped Yohe to overcome her challenges enough to be able to enter rehab. The film premiered on March 11, 2012, at the Omaha Film Festival, and was eventually released on DVD on March 3, 2015.


Renee herself says the following:

I didn’t actually watch a lot of the scenes that [Kat Dennings] filmed, I think she may have asked that certain scenes not be open to the public or that I wasn’t there, which I respect wholeheartedly. It makes complete sense… it would be so hard to get into that space in front of the person you’re portraying, you know?