The Mental Ideas Podcast lifts off on THIS THURSDAY (April 2, 2020) on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show after the lunchtime News! @mentalideas @RTHKRadio3 @123Show @missadventure Anyone not based in Hong Kong can listen live … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast Lifts Off April 2nd on RTHK Radio 3!
Transference: A Bipolar Love Story selected for Arizona and Buenos Aires International Film Festivals
Even though the chance of any festival happening this year seems pretty remote at present (and we all have far greater concerns on our minds) you have to acknowledge and appreciate … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story selected for Arizona and Buenos Aires International Film Festivals
AMAZING news just in from New York! Mental Ideas’ first feature film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has been selected by the NYC Socially Relevant Film Festival! HUGE congratulations to the … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Selected for Socially Relevant Film Festival, NYC
Brexit may be “done”, but the Norway Option is still readily available – thanks to a timely intervention by Contro Vento Films and Mental Ideas! Transference: A Bipolar Love Story … Continue Reading Transference Translated Into Norwegian Ahead of Oslo Screening!
Mental Ideas is honored and humbled to have been invited to attend the 2020 NIFA Awards in Wisconsin May 1-3! Mental Idealist Sadie Kaye was the stunned recipient of NIFA’s International … Continue Reading Mental Ideas @ NIFA 2020!
Mental Ideas is collaborating with Contro Vento Films on director Raffaello Degruttola’s latest short film Intuition, a journey through paranoia. The short was inspired by Transference: A Bipolar Love Story, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’
The inaugural NIFA Awards (National Independent Film Association, USA) were hosted by Dan Davies at the Film Forte in Wisconsin this weekend, where recipients included Sean Connery (Lifetime Achievement) and Michael Blake (Legend Award). … Continue Reading A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas
In honor of #worldmentalhealthday, I wanted to share my completed illustrative series of paintings that represent some of my symptoms of #borderlinepersonalitydisorder with Mental Ideas! I have uploaded the writing components to … Continue Reading Jade Bryant’s Latest Ink Art Collection
Meet our newest recruit and Resident Artist Param Vibe Mirpuri! Param Vibe is a dancer, writer, visual artist and spoken word poet. He fuses poetry, dance, character acting and abstract art to … Continue Reading Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!
Mental Artists Charlotte Farhan, Jade Bryant and Shawn Coss have created their own Inktober prompts for themselves and anybody else who wants to use them. Every day we’ll be adding more … Continue Reading Project Inktober
When filmmakers Ilze Millere and Carl Bradshaw of Elementi Media contacted us to see if we’d be interested in collaborating with them on a film project, Limerence, a twisted adult fairytale about obsessive love starring Roe Haven, Emilie … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Collaborates with Elementi Media on Twisted Adult Fairytale!
Mental Ideas ambassador Eugenia Kim is holding an event in Hong Kong from Oct 3-6 to showcase her VR dance prototype Lithium Hindsight 360 and YOU’RE invited! If you live in … Continue Reading Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder
Mental Ideas sat down with artist Shawn Coss to discuss his often controversial artistic depiction of mental disorders, which have raised awareness of mental illness globally. Philippe Joly: You seem to … Continue Reading Passion & Poison – Interview With Artist Shawn Coss
An honor for Contro Vento Films, director Raffaello Degruttola and the cast & crew of Transference: A Bipolar Love Story to receive this recommendation by psychotherapist Nikolas Antoniades. The film, … Continue Reading Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades
Do you ever stare at your kid in disbelief and ask questions like: Why does he screw up school? Why can’t he be more like Jay or Jonah or Jade? … Continue Reading WTF Is Wrong With My Kid??! Patricia Bush Explodes Dyspraxia
Mental Ideas is proud to have co-produced Contro Vento Films‘ film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. Yesterday in London, director and male lead Raffaello Degruttola attended his first technical and story screening of … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London
That Mat Ricardo is a dark horse! As one of our ambassadors, we’re in touch with Mat on a pretty regular basis. An OCD, anxiety and depression veteran, Mat is Mental … Continue Reading Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo
As Bad As It Gets airs on RTHK Radio 3 this coming Sat (July 13, 2019) @ 8.30! Check out the promo teaser produced by EP Steve James on SoundCloud! HUGE thanks to guests Charlotte, … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Promo Trailer
Our latest doc for RTHK broadcasts SAT JULY 13, 2019 at 8.30! For those of you who miss it live, you’ll still be able to download the show as a podcast on the … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!
ExperiMENTAL is our bold new art project and photography exhibition. We’ve commissioned 10 pro photographers to capture the complexities of 10 mental heath conditions in a single shot. The results will … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Exhibition
Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on co-producing a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff stars in the film … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story
Mental Ideas is producing a series of short films depicting different mental health conditions through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The first short in the series, A … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story
The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which filmmaker and RTHK presenter Sadie Kaye takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast
Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Josh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…
Mental Ideas Ambassador and artist-activist Jade Bryant uses art as self-therapy and inspires others to do the same. By challenging the public’s perception of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), she spreads awareness, … Continue Reading Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy
ExperiMENTAL Films discovers, nurtures and champions film talent from around the world. In order to provide filmmakers with the best platform to attract film buyers and broadcasters, we host an … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Films
Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.
It’s not always easy to capture the seriousness of conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression in a simple way. Graphic designer Patrick Smith took on the challenge. … Continue Reading Mental Disorders Depicted With Minimalist Posters by Graphic Designer Patrick Smith
Congratulations to filmmaker Raffaello DeGruttola for directing and delivering an understated acting masterclass in this powerful short film on human trafficking: No Way Home – Stop the Traffick. The film was shown at the … Continue Reading No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola
I’m a believer that anything can be funny. There’s nothing that you can’t make a joke about. But here’s the thing – the tougher the subject, the smarter and funnier … Continue Reading Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!
Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Paris & London. We organize … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events
Last year, Mental Ideas partnered National Day of Unplugging to bring you Mental Ideas Unplugged. The chilled event, held in Hong Kong Park, highlighted the value of disconnecting from our … Continue Reading Plugged In Parenting #Quarantine
The Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival provides a platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their mental health inspired films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Launching HKIMHFF!
Following on from the Mental Ideas Podcast, Mental Ideas is producing two new podcast series! Love, Factually goes behind closed doors to explore a spectrum of stranger than fiction real-life Hong … Continue Reading Mental Ideas PodFest!
I’ve talked before about how comforting I find certain places. How when I’m on stage, performing, I often feel like the optimum version of myself – a relaxed and confident … Continue Reading Dressing Rooms by Mat Ricardo
Transference: A Bipolar Love Story‘s world premiere at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival (meant to take place March 22) has been postponed until September. Solidarity with our friends … Continue Reading New York Socially Relevant Film Festival Postponed
Our incredible ambassador Dan Davies is currently starring in Nollywood box office smash A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix! Dan won Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) from the Golden Movie Awards … Continue Reading Catch Ambassador Dan in A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix!
A special screening of our ambassador Raffaello Degruttola’s BIFA-nominated comedy film FLIM The Movie plus Q&A with director and cast will be held in London Feb 3! For details, click HERE! … Continue Reading ‘Flim’ Screens in London & Launches on Apple TV!
Mental Ideas is excited to welcome artist, poet, musician and muse Laura Konowal as the platform’s Head of Mental Marketing! Here, she writes about her ongoing struggles with anxiety and bipolar … Continue Reading Too Much – Laura Konowal