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As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK Sat July 13, 2019 at 8.30!

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 podcast on … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK Sat July 13, 2019 at 8.30!

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

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 Comba

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

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 powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in a minimalist arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Launching MENTAL IDEAS!

MENTAL IDEAS is an irreverent, noisy, unashamedly provocative film and media platform utilizing 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

Mental Ideas Awards

The Mental Ideas Awards reward & recognize creative, innovative and inspirational solutions to a diverse range of mental health and social issues. Benefitting enormously from the generosity of our sponsors, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Awards

Mental Ideas Gallery

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

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

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

Bipolar Express on RTHK

Bipolar Express is an irreverent 30-minute roller coaster through the euphoric highs and debilitating lows of the bipolar mind. Produced and presented for RTHK by Sadie Kaye, guests include Central … Continue Reading Bipolar Express on RTHK