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Writer Unblocked!

Writer Unblocked is our brand new strand of podcasts showcasing original short stories, spoken word poetry and music to unlock and unblock Hong Kong’s creative art and soul at a critical … Continue Reading Writer Unblocked!

Death & The Frozen Tundra – Mental Ideas Podcast

A pertinent 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

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 on THIS THURSDAY (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show at 2.30pm HKT! Host Sadie Kaye explores … 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

Mental Ideas Collaborates with Elementi Media on Twisted Adult Fairytale!

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!

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

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

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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

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 of RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show, Mental Ideas is excited to be developing and co-producing … Continue Reading Hong Kong Marriage Stories

Opportunity: RTHK Poetry Competition

RTHK Radio 3 have launched their annual English Poetry Competition! Whether you’re an experienced poet or a debut dabbler, if you live in Hong Kong then you won’t want to … Continue Reading Opportunity: RTHK Poetry Competition

Lockdown TV

Mental Ideas Ambassador Mat Ricardo has started his own web TV channel, Lockdown TV, broadcasting his favorite comedy and variety shows and weaving it all together with his own characterful … Continue Reading Lockdown TV

Plugged In Parenting #Quarantine

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