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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

First Cut of Short Film ‘Intuition’!

Mental Ideas Launching HKMHFF!

The Hong Kong Mental Health Film Festival (@HKMHFF) provides a platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their mental health inspired films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Launching HKMHFF!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Selected for Socially Relevant Film Festival, NYC

AMAZING news just in from New York! Mental Ideas’ first feature film Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has been selected by the NYC Socially Relevant Film Festival! HUGE congratulations to the … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story Selected for Socially Relevant Film Festival, NYC

Mental Ideas Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’

Mental Ideas is collaborating with Contro Vento Films on director Raffaello Degruttola’s latest short film Intuition, a journey through paranoia. The short was inspired by Transference: A Bipolar Love Story, … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Collaborates with Contro Vento Films on ‘Intuition’

Catch Ambassador Dan in A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix!

Our incredible ambassador Dan Davies is currently starring in Nollywood box office smash A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix! Dan won Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) from the Golden Movie Awards … Continue Reading Catch Ambassador Dan in A Trip To Jamaica on Netflix!

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!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on co-producing a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff stars in the film … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

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!

ExperiMENTAL Films

Mental Ideas discovers, nurtures and champions new talent from Hong Kong and around the world. To provide filmmakers with the best platform to attract film buyers and broadcasters, we host two … Continue Reading ExperiMENTAL Films

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