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Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast

This is the last episode of the current season so DON’T MISS IT!!! With new material and highlights from the studio interviews of the first series, Crazy is a fiesta … Continue Reading Crazy – Mental Ideas Podcast

Transference Receives Special Jury Mention – New York Socially Relevant Film Festival

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story received a Special Jury Mention in the Narrative Feature category at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival! Mental ideas is so proud of our involvement … Continue Reading Transference Receives Special Jury Mention – New York Socially Relevant Film Festival

Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast

On today’s show, Sadie Kaye talks dirty. Great big wads of dirty cash! You can’t use banknotes anywhere since the first wave peaked. Too dirty! Toilet paper is our cleanest … Continue Reading Money $ – Mental Ideas Podcast

First Chance To See Transference at SRFF Online!

First chance to see Transference: A Bipolar Love Story at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival online! Originally postponed until September in the hope that the new normal might … Continue Reading First Chance To See Transference at SRFF Online!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Wins Zoroaster Award!

Another win for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – this time the Zoroaster Award at the Italian-Azerbaijan International Film Festival. The New York Socially Relevant Film Festival is next (starting … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Wins Zoroaster Award!

The Unwellness Entrepreneur – Mental Ideas Podcast

In this week’s episode, Sadie Kaye coins a new catchphrase courtesy of inspirational wellness entrepreneur Ifat Hyndes and tests it out on a taxi driver. Showman Mat Ricardo talks about the power of acceptance … Continue Reading The Unwellness Entrepreneur – Mental Ideas Podcast

Dear White People – This Is What We Want You To Do – Inside The Kandi Bowl #BlackLivesMatter

Of all the powerful and poignant posts we’ve read about the #BlackLivesMatter protests and movement (and there have been so many), this is the one that resonated with us the … Continue Reading Dear White People – This Is What We Want You To Do – Inside The Kandi Bowl #BlackLivesMatter

Trolls Anonymous – Mental Ideas Podcast

Showman Mat Ricardo reminisces about the time he was starting out as a street performer and a member of the public walked onto his pitch and took a dump. Left to … Continue Reading Trolls Anonymous – Mental Ideas Podcast

Transference A Bipolar Love Story Wins Best Drama Feature at International Anatolia Film Festival!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has just been announced the winner of Best Drama Feature Film at the the 2020 International Anatolia Film Festival in Turkey! The film explores the impact of bipolar … Continue Reading Transference A Bipolar Love Story Wins Best Drama Feature at International Anatolia Film Festival!

The Depressed Banker – Mental Ideas Podcast

Brace yourselves for another “slightly strange” (yeah…) episode of our Mental Ideas Podcast strand of RTHK‘s fantabulous 123 Show! This week Sadie’s guest is the multi-talented and inspirational Christina Yung! She banks. She … Continue Reading The Depressed Banker – Mental Ideas Podcast

Virtually Eugenia – Mental Ideas Podcast

Virtual Reality dance-maker Eugenia Kim joins host Sadie Kaye and explains how her bipolar disorder has fueled her creativity and inspired her latest VR film! It’s called Lithium Hindsight – and yes, it IS better … Continue Reading Virtually Eugenia – Mental Ideas Podcast

Writer Unblocked!

Mental Ideas is collaborating with the Hong Kong Writers Circle and Proverse Publishing on a brand new strand of podcasts! While many artists and writers have been feeling inspired by the lockdown … Continue Reading Writer Unblocked!

Death & The Frozen Tundra – Mental Ideas Podcast

A deadly podcast about Death by Anxious Showman Mat Ricardo is poignantly paired with American actor Dan Davies presenting the weather forecast… in Wisconsin. It may be Spring, but Winter is Coming… https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/682507Continue Reading Death & The Frozen Tundra – Mental Ideas Podcast

Portraits by Rebecca Dandridge-Walker

Rebecca Dandridge-Walker has been beating the UK lockdown blues by experimenting with portraiture. Her lockdown experience has been further restricted by waiting for a delayed hip operation. An inspirational potter … Continue Reading Portraits by Rebecca Dandridge-Walker

Why Anxiety’s No Joke – Mat Ricardo

Here’s the joke. The joke is that the way you’re probably feeling now – washing your hands all the time, staying indoors as much as possible, nurturing a growing suspicion … Continue Reading Why Anxiety’s No Joke – Mat Ricardo

The Criminal Sleepwalker – Mental Ideas Podcast

Mental Ideas Podcast host Sadie Kaye’s got a criminal record as long as your arm, but most of her heinous crimes were committed while she was in Nod. At least that’s what … Continue Reading The Criminal Sleepwalker – Mental Ideas Podcast

The Psychopathic Actor – Mental Ideas Podcast

Psychopathic actor and entrepreneur Philippe Joly attempts to explain why psychopaths make such great neighbors, CEOs and movie stars. But host Sadie Kaye‘s laughing so much about fake noses, it’s tricky at times to … Continue Reading The Psychopathic Actor – Mental Ideas Podcast

The Agitated Air Stewardess – Mental Ideas Podcast

One type of podcast guest that’s proved easy to secure in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic is grounded airline cabin crew. Bipolar is a condition that’s often been … Continue Reading The Agitated Air Stewardess – Mental Ideas Podcast

Lockdown Love Stories!

Mental Ideas wants to publish your Lockdown Love Stories in its first short story anthology! The stories could be factual, inspired by real events or fictional! They can be written in any … Continue Reading Lockdown Love Stories!

Distribution for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story with NYC’s 1091 Media

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has been offered distribution by New York’s 1091 Media. Mental Ideas co-produced the film with Contro Vento Films 2019-2020. The film was set to receive its world … Continue Reading Distribution for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story with NYC’s 1091 Media

A Bipolar Love Story – Mental Ideas Podcast

Episode 2 of our Mental Ideas Podcast broadcasted last Thursday (April 9, 2020) on RTHK Radio 3! Host Sadie Kaye is rewarded for all her bad work with the once-in-a-lifetime exclusive … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story – Mental Ideas Podcast

The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast

Episode 1 of our Mental Ideas Podcast launched on RTHK Radio 3 last Thursday (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand of the 123 Show! Depression. It’s no laughing matter. … Continue Reading The Depressed Comedian – Mental Ideas Podcast

Mental Ideas Podcast Lifts Off April 2nd @2.30 on RTHK Radio 3!

Episode 1 of our Mental Ideas Podcast lifts off THIS THURSDAY (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show at 2.30pm HKT! Host Sadie … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast Lifts Off April 2nd @2.30 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

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Selected for Socially Relevant Film Festival, NYC

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

Transference Translated Into Norwegian Ahead of Oslo Screening!

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 @ NIFA 2020!

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 Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’

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’

A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

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

Jade Bryant’s Latest Ink Art Collection

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

Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

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!

Project Inktober

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

Limerence: A Twisted Adult Fairytale About Obsessive Love!

Filmmakers Ilze Millere and Carl Bradshaw of Elementi Media are producing their first feature film Limerence; a twisted adult fairytale about obsessive love starring Roe Haven, Emilie Sofie Johannesen and Madeleine Lloyd-Jones – and they would love to have your … Continue Reading Limerence: A Twisted Adult Fairytale About Obsessive Love!

Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder

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

Passion & Poison – Interview With Artist Shawn Coss

Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

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

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

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

Clowns and Banana Skins – Mat Ricardo

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 Promo Trailer

As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

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 Exhibition

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

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

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

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

Mental Ideas Podcast

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: Just Crazy Enough…

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…

Jade Bryant on Art as Self-Therapy

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

Mental Ideas discovers, nurtures and champions new talent from Hong Kong and around the world. To provide filmmakers with the best platform to attract film buyers and broadcasters, we host two … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Films

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Mental Disorders Depicted With Minimalist Posters by Graphic Designer Patrick Smith

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

No Way Home – Stop the Traffick by Filmmaker Raffaello Degruttola

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

Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

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!

Exhibitions & Events

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

Entries Open: The Proverse Prize

The Proverse Prize is an annual international literary competition for unpublished book-length works of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Established in 2008 by Proverse Publishing, Hong Kong, the competition is open to … Continue Reading Entries Open: The Proverse Prize

First Cut of Short Film ‘Intuition’!

Hong Kong Marriage Stories

Following a relatively smooth (considering the backdrop!) launch of the Mental Ideas Podcast as a strand on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show, Mental Ideas is excited to be developing a brand … Continue Reading Hong Kong Marriage Stories