Mental Health Tag Archive

Documentary

Jacob Lee’s BAFTA Short ‘A Drifting Up’ Offers a Cathartic Montage of City Life & Human Connection

Jacob Lee tells us how dancing as a means of stress relief became a self-shot, BAFTA-nominated documentary about overcoming depression and anxiety.

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Art & Fashion

Nat Gee Traverses the Ebbs and Flows of an Intense Anxiety Attack in Experiential Short ‘Waves’

Nat Gee explains how she used movement and camerawork to convey the inner workings of an intense anxiety attack for her experimental dance short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Oskar Brockbank Viscerally Captures the Emotional and Mental Strains of Motherhood in ‘Surrender’

Oskar Brockbank shares how he created an honest depiction of the visceral struggles of a new mother battling with the redefinition of her identity.

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Animation

A Crippling Drug Addiction Causes a Warped Sense of Reality in Joseph Pierce’s Rotoscoped Short ‘Scale’

Joseph Pierce reveals how he translated the amorphous perspective in Will Self's novella through rotoscoped animation for his BIFA-nominated short film.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Black Student’s Revelation Leads to Uncomfortable Repercussions in Chinwe Okorie’s Drama Short ‘Elephant’

Chinwe Okorie tells DN how she mined a darkly comedic childhood memory for her short drama about a tense encounter for a girl at her new school.

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Live Action, Premiere

Arielle Friedman & Lucy Blumenfield Examine the Painful Fallibility of Memory in ‘Immutable Uncertainties’

Arielle Friedman & Lucy Blumenfield talk constructing a non-linear narrative that uses form to reflect their protagonist's relationship with memory.

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Live Action

Michael Lazovsky’s Historical Holocaust Horror ‘Magdalena’ Acutely Captures the Difficulty of Letting Go of Trauma

With terrifying transitions, a foreboding tone and a Soviet-era atmosphere, Michael Lazovsky discusses collapsing past trauma and present reality.

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Art & Fashion

Kai Blamey Nguyen Opens up the Conversation on Male Mental Health With Therapeutic Dance Short ‘Feel’

Kai Blamey Nguyen explains how he generated a sense of formal cohesion within his abstract and interpretative experimental short.

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Live Action

Alec Moeller’s Dark Comedy ‘Empath’ Explores the Tricky Relationship Between Identity and Social Acceptance

Alec Moeller discusses the creation of his darkly comic story of a woman with hyper-empathy syndrome who finds a group that claims to treat her disorder.

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Music

Jean-Vital Joliat Conveys the Intimacy a Couple Facing Dementia in His Music Video for DE.VILLE’s ‘Water’

Jean-Vital Joliat describes how his grandmother's relationship with dementia directly informed the precise storytelling in his tender music video.

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Music

Sina Dolati Plunges Us Into the Hyper Frenzied Neurodiverse Perspective of Säye Skye’s Mind in ‘ADHD’

We speak to Sina Dolati about the lengthy learn on the job edit which transformed his innovative VR/360 music video into its slick accessible 2D version.

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Animation

A Night’s Sleep Is Anxiously Interrupted in Ida Melum’s BAFTA Nominated Stop Motion ‘Night of the Living Dread’

Ida Melum guides us through the unique joys of the stop motion animation process of her film about a sleepless encounter with unwanted guests.

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