Congratulations to our ambassador Raffaello Degruttola for directing the multi award-winning indie film, Little Boxes! The inventive film was produced by Lee Boardman and Jennifer James, veteran actors and founders of … Continue Reading Little Boxes – Truth and Lockdown
Submissions for our inaugural Hong Kong International Mental Health Film Festival are open! New York filmmaker Fritz Frauendorf came across our festival on the internet while researching film festivals that … Continue Reading Attachment: A Film Exploring Trauma and Disassociation – HKIMHFF
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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 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
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
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!