Mental Ideas is producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in a minimalist arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The first short in the series, A Bipolar Love Story, directed by filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola and starring the incredible Param Vibe Mirpuri, has already been submitted to film festivals and is sure to be one of the highlights of the inaugural ExperiMENTAL Film Festival.
6 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 also appears 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 podcast series launches on RTHK in Sept 2019! Listen to 3 short clips of Raff discussing his influences, inspiration and process as a filmmaker on the clips from the upcoming series below!
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