Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola on producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in an arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, performed by the incredible Param Vibe Mirpuri, poetry and acting. The first short in the series, A Bipolar Love Story, has already been submitted to indie film festivals around the world and is sure to be one of the highlights of the Brainstorm Film Festival.
Six Short Love Stories…
Other shorts in the love story series include A Dysmorphic Love Story, A Compulsive Love Story, A Narcissistic Love Story, A Borderline Love Story and An Antisocial Love Story. Meanwhile, Raff is now making Transference: A Bipolar Love Story as a feature-length film constructed around improvisation.
Raff’s also submitted 5 slots (and counting..!) as a guest on the Mental Ideas Podcast, in which he talks about his journey as a filmmaker and as an actor, and how his relationship with his bipolar father has impacted his life. The pod launches on Mental Ideas and RTHK in 2019!