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NOT TODAY – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

To mark #2020 World Suicide Prevention Day, Mental Ideas is proud to premiere short film NOT TODAY. The powerful short about fighting back was born out of an idea by … Continue Reading NOT TODAY – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Limerence: A Twisted Adult Fairytale About Obsessive Love!

Filmmakers Ilze Millere and Carl Bradshaw of Elementi Media are producing their first feature film Limerence; a twisted adult fairytale about obsessive love starring Roe Haven, Emilie Sofie Johannesen and Madeleine Lloyd-Jones – and they would love to have your … Continue Reading Limerence: A Twisted Adult Fairytale About Obsessive Love!

Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder

Mental Ideas ambassador Eugenia Kim is holding an event in Hong Kong from Oct 3-6 to showcase her VR dance prototype Lithium Hindsight 360 and YOU’RE invited! If you live in … Continue Reading Lithium Hindsight 360: VR Dance Event Explodes Bipolar Disorder

Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

Congratulations to our ambassador & film director Raffaello DeGruttola! His experiMENTAL short film has reached semi-finalist status at the Best Short Film Festival. The non-verbal communication piece, an audio-visual treat featuring the incredible … Continue Reading Awards Success for A Bipolar Love Story and No Way Home!

WTF Is Wrong With My Kid??! Patricia Bush Explodes Dyspraxia

Do you ever stare at your kid in disbelief and ask questions like: Why does he screw up school? Why can’t he be more like Jay or Jonah or Jade? … Continue Reading WTF Is Wrong With My Kid??! Patricia Bush Explodes Dyspraxia

**Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

Thanks to Laurence Fuller (Road To The Well, Paint It Red) for sharing with us this clip of film Echoes of You in which he stars as a classical pianist struggling … Continue Reading **Award-Winning** Short Film | Echoes of You | Omeleto

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

Mental Ideas is proud to have co-produced Contro Vento Films‘ film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. Yesterday in London, director and male lead Raffaello Degruttola attended his first technical and story screening of … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story – First Screening in London

As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

Our second doc for RTHK broadcasted SAT JULY 13, 2019 at 8.30 HKT! For those of you who missed it live, you can listen HERE! As Bad As It Gets explores OCD through the … Continue Reading As Bad As It Gets Broadcasts on RTHK July 13!

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

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

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

FLIM – From BIFA to HKIMHFF!

One of the highlights of the 2020 Mental Ideas Film Festival is guaranteed to be filmmaker, actor and Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to HKIMHFF!

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