Joshua Walters was born in Berkeley, California. In 2001, while attending the San Francisco School of Arts, Joshua was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after hallucinating he was Jesus (who hasn’t?!) … Continue Reading Joshua Walters: Just Crazy Enough…
Brainstorm is proud to launch Mental Ideas: an irreverent, witty, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform promoting awareness of mental health issues, all forms of artistic expression, innovation and social enterprise. … Continue Reading Taking The World By Brainstorm!
Ambassador and artist 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, understanding and … Continue Reading Jade Bryant on Art As Self-Therapy
The annual Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, filmmakers & film fans. Along with … Continue Reading Brainstorm Film Festival
Brainstorm‘s Mental Ideas platform places paramount importance on discovering, nurturing and championing new talent from around the world by brokering mutually beneficial relationships between emergent and established talent. In order to … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Films
Brainstorm‘s annual Mental Ideas Awards (MIA) recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of sponsors, the key … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards
Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters. Join us! @ Mental Ideas Hub
In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this unique piece blending … Continue Reading Owen Fitzpatrick on How to Win the War in Your Head
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
Meet Mat Ricardo: Mental Ideas Ambassador & Showman Extraordinaire! Fast Hands. Smart Mouth. Nice Suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British Cabaret Revival and the UK’s most … Continue Reading Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo
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? Showman Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!
Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of workshops and events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Paris … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events
This week I’ve been mostly feeling empty. All my energy bars depleted. Desperately in need of a powerup. Veering wildly between panicky and desperate, and “oh, what’s the point of … Continue Reading ‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo
Sometimes getting started is the hardest thing… Living in the suburb of Clearwater Bay, I see my neighbours pounding the streets every day, dressed in lurid lycra and glow-in-the-dark trainers. … Continue Reading HK Girl Gets Fit 4 Brainstorm!