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Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

Mental Ideas is proud to have been a cog in the machine co-producing Contro Vento Films‘ film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. Yesterday in London, director/ actor Raffaello Degruttola attended his first … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

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

Mental 2019!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2019 from all of us at Mental Ideas! 2019 is gearing up to be a busy year, with the imminent launch of the Mental … Continue Reading Mental 2019!

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

Caffeine Buzz

Thanks to Hong Kong Buzz for publishing this interview about MENTAL IDEAS!  Caffeine Buzz with Sadie Kaye  

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is a noisy, unashamedly provocative non-profit film and media platform using the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in daring and ingenious ways. The platform … Continue Reading Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

FLIM – From BIFA to EFF!

One of the highlights of the ExperiMENTAL Film Festival is guaranteed to be filmmaker, actor & Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… not so simple … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to EFF!

ExperiMENTAL Film Festival

The annual ExperiMENTAL Film Festival provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers and film fans. Along … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Film Festival

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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Work by our phenomenal talent pool of artists, writers, filmmakers, ambassadors, poets, musicians, performers, social entrepreneurs, collaborators & supporters.

From the Heart by Composer Nick Samuel

The Score… There are so many love songs. So many artists, so many writers and so so many songs and poems about love. Few aren’t profoundly different from one another … Continue Reading From the Heart by Composer Nick Samuel

Raffaello DeGruttola Writes About The Making of his UN Award-Winning Short Film No Way Home

The night we filmed No Way Home – Stop the Traffick on the streets of London was a very interesting and illuminating one…

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

Featured Artist: Mat Ricardo

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

Projects

Mental Ideas provides access to arts, film and media opportunities for artists coping with “invisible” mental health issues, directly and indirectly. Our projects enrich and assist recovery from mental illness by … Continue Reading Projects