World Mental Health Day
When life goes viral
Mental health short movie
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Whether we choose to admit it or not we may face the effects of this “collective trauma” of this thing called life. Many of us hide our compulsive behavior to the outside world.
The short film explores these ticks one may become obsessed with when forced to be alone in a situation like Covid-19.
1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their life. Yet still, there is a taboo around sharing and openly talking about these topics.
If you have anyone around you that acts unusual, looks stressed all the time, don’t turn your head away, thinking if they want to they will share, one simple call can make miracles before it’s too late.
Working on this project was an entirely new experience for us and taught us important lessons, both technically and intellectually. Being artists,triggering our emotions in many ways most of the time, this topic is close to us. This short film showed us once again to never judge the book by its cover because you have no idea what its really happening in people’s mind.
Stephanie & Ivo / Camera, Editing, DOP
We need to talk about depression! It's as simple as that and yet so hard to start an open conversation.
Vessy / CCO
Mental health issues are one of modern society’s most prevalent dis-eases... for a number of reasons. My incredibly talented friend Manal El-feitury has directed and acted in this powerful and disturbing short film to raise awareness that we need to listen carefully and be there for one another.
Selina Gullery / Senior Yoga Teacher