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Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

Mental Ideas is proud to have played a part co-producing Contro Vento Films‘ film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. Yesterday in London, director/ actor Raffaello Degruttola attended his first technical and story … 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 Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

Mental Idealist Sadie Kaye‘s 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 … 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

Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Eugenia Kim is a PhD student, originally from the USA, who’s been living in Hong Kong and studying at City University since 2015. She creates dance narratives for virtual reality environments … Continue Reading Eugenia Kim Creates Virtual Reality Dances To Express Her Bipolar Disorder

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff co-stars in the film alongside Emilie … 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

The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a decision so impetuous that I don’t think it even qualifies as a decision. It’s an impulse born of chaos that wrecks lives and perpetuates mental illness, spiking … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At – World Suicide Prevention Day

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, Shanghai, New York, Paris & London. We … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events

**Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

After a brilliant run at some of the top film festivals in California, Echoes of You is now available for streaming and the support has been overwhelming! Posted by journalists, … Continue Reading **Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

The Awakening – Sam Brennan

A time comes in your life when you finally get it… When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the … Continue Reading The Awakening – Sam Brennan

Ambassador Philippe Joly in the SCMP

Mental Idealist Philippe Joly received coverage in the SCMP this week talking about Bruce Lee‘s movie legacy and his own experiences dying for a living as the Gweillo Baddie in action … Continue Reading Ambassador Philippe Joly in the SCMP

As Bad As It Gets Promo Trailer

As Bad As It Gets airs on RTHK Radio 3 this coming Saturday (July 13, 2019) at 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

Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Combo

After eight months of working on the production of this film, I am proud to share it with Mental Ideas’ creative community! The film was inspired by my belief that … Continue Reading Stigma Shatters (But Mental Health Matters) by Filmmaker Allison Combo

Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!

American-born cartoonist and author Larry Feign is an award-winning cartoonist, artist and writer, best known as the creator of the ‘Lily Wong’ series of cartoons and books. His work has appeared in … Continue Reading Award-Winning Cartoonist Larry Feign signs up to Mental Ideas Podcast!

Ambassador Raff Gets Hustled by Two Unknown Actresses

Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola gets hustled by Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson on a train in this trailer for movie The Hustle, which hits cinemas May 10, 2019. We … Continue Reading Ambassador Raff Gets Hustled by Two Unknown Actresses

Can Robots Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Digital healthcare is emerging as an attractive alternative to mental health treatment, with an increasing number of therapy apps leveraging advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide … Continue Reading Can Robots Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Bansky Inspires Art Dealer to Open Street Art Centre in Industrial Welsh Town

The Welsh industrial town of Port Talbot, famed for its steelworks, could become a destination for fans of Banksy’s work. The town that woke up to a brand-new mural by … Continue Reading Bansky Inspires Art Dealer to Open Street Art Centre in Industrial Welsh Town

The Brains Behind Disruption

Disruptive Innovation is everywhere. From healthcare to social media, education to music, change-makers from across the board explore the importance of disruption in every corner of business, tech and life. … Continue Reading The Brains Behind Disruption

Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!

The Arrival is the first exhibition in Asia of Australian illustrator, author, and filmmaker Shaun Tan, exhibiting a selection of more than 30 works of original drawings and digital prints … Continue Reading Last Chance to see Shaun Tan’s Exhibition!