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First Cut of Short Film ‘Intuition’!

Distribution for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story with NYC’s 1091 Media

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story has been offered distribution by New York’s 1091 Media. Mental Ideas co-produced the film with Contro Vento Films 2019-2020. The film was set to receive its world … Continue Reading Distribution for Transference: A Bipolar Love Story with NYC’s 1091 Media

Mental Ideas Podcast Lifts Off April 2nd @2.30 on RTHK Radio 3!

Episode 1 of our Mental Ideas Podcast lifts off on THIS THURSDAY (April 2, 2020) as a new weekly strand on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show at 2.30pm HKT! Host Sadie Kaye explores … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast Lifts Off April 2nd @2.30 on RTHK Radio 3!

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story selected for Arizona and Buenos Aires International Film Festivals

Even though the chance of any festival happening this year seems pretty remote at present (and we all have far greater concerns on our minds) you have to acknowledge and appreciate … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story selected for Arizona and Buenos Aires International Film Festivals

New York Socially Relevant Film Festival Postponed

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story‘s world premiere at the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival (meant to take place March 22) has been postponed until September. Solidarity with our friends … Continue Reading New York Socially Relevant Film Festival Postponed

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

Transference Translated Into Norwegian Ahead of Oslo Screening!

Brexit may be “done”, but the Norway Option is still readily available – thanks to a timely intervention by Contro Vento Films and Mental Ideas! Transference: A Bipolar Love Story … Continue Reading Transference Translated Into Norwegian Ahead of Oslo Screening!

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’

‘Flim’ Screens in London & Launches on Apple TV!

A special screening of our ambassador Raffaello Degruttola’s BIFA-nominated comedy film FLIM The Movie plus Q&A with director and cast will be held in London Feb 3! For details, click HERE! … Continue Reading ‘Flim’ Screens in London & Launches on Apple TV!

A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

The inaugural NIFA Awards (National Independent Film Association, USA) were hosted by Dan Davies at the Film Forte in Wisconsin this weekend, where recipients included Sean Connery (Lifetime Achievement) and Michael Blake (Legend Award). … Continue Reading A Hat-Trick of Nominations for Contro Vento & Mental Ideas

Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

Meet our newest recruit and Resident Artist Param Vibe Mirpuri! Param Vibe is a dancer, writer, visual artist and spoken word poet. He fuses poetry, dance, character acting and abstract art to … Continue Reading Param Creates Vibe for Exploding Mental Health!

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 Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

An honor for Contro Vento Films, director Raffaello Degruttola and the cast & crew of Transference: A Bipolar Love Story to receive this recommendation by psychotherapist Nikolas Antoniades. The film, … Continue Reading Transference: A Film About Relationships & Mental Health – Nikolas Antoniades

Suicide Awareness Month

Mental Ideas is blessed to have the beautiful, brave and multi-talented Simone Lahbib as one of our ambassadors. All of our ambassadors have been affected by mental illness, either because we’ve struggled … Continue Reading Suicide Awareness Month

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

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