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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

My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye

Ever since I was a teenager, for periods of months at a time, I have led an exhausting double life: My Life Awake and My Life Asleep. One of my … Continue Reading My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye

Steal Like An Artist – Austen Kleon

The trouble with creative work: Sometimes by the time people catch on to what’s valuable about what you do, you’re either a) bored to death with it, or b) dead. … Continue Reading Steal Like An Artist – Austen Kleon

Mental Ideas Egg Cup Challenge!

Mental Ideas is redesigning the humble egg cup! Winner wins a trophy, a carton of eggs (ha!) and the chance to have their egg cups displayed at boutique galleries & … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Egg Cup Challenge!

Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

I’m a believer that anything can be funny. There’s nothing that you can’t make a joke about. But here’s the thing – the tougher the subject, the smarter and funnier … Continue Reading Can Comedy Erase Stigma? Mat Ricardo’s Latest Column!

Exhibitions & Events

Mental Ideas produces and delivers many different kinds of workshops and events, including exhibitions for our most promising artists. We collaborate with galleries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Paris … Continue Reading Exhibitions & Events

Mental Ideas Loves… Good Is The New Cool!

Good Is The New Cool is a movement formed to mobilize and inspire individuals who want to make positive change in the world, but are unsure where to start. The … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Loves… Good Is The New Cool!

Mental Ideas Loves… Cook For Syria

Serena Guen is the founder and CEO of Suitcase Group. Clerkenwell Boy is a strategy consultant and anonymous food influencer. In 2016 they co-founded #CookForSyria – the supper club that … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Loves… Cook For Syria

‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo

This week I’ve been mostly feeling empty. All my energy bars depleted. Desperately in need of a powerup. Veering wildly between panicky and desperate, and “oh, what’s the point of … Continue Reading ‘Woof’ by Mat Ricardo

Support Groups: Bipolar Hong Kong

Bipolar Hong Kong is Hong Kong’s first peer-led bipolar support group. Established by Sadie Kaye in 2015, it’s grown into a large collective of Hong Kong-based professionals, students, writers and artists … Continue Reading Support Groups: Bipolar Hong Kong

HK Girl Gets Fit 4 Mental Ideas!

Sometimes getting started is the hardest thing… Living in the suburb of Clearwater Bay, I see my neighbours pounding the streets every day, dressed in lurid lycra and glow-in-the-dark trainers. … Continue Reading HK Girl Gets Fit 4 Mental Ideas!

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

Submissions

There are a number of ways you can be featured on Mental Ideas: as a featured artist/ writer/ author/ poet/ comic/ filmmaker/ social entrepreneur, as a Regular Columnist/ Resident Artist, … Continue Reading Submissions

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