Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on co-producing a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff acts in the film alongside Emilie Sofie Johannsesen, Lotte Verbeek and Simone Lahbib. The film is co-produced by Sadie Kaye, exec produced by Bill Bossert, filmed and edited by Simon Haynes and Charlie Lort-Phillips.
The film draws influence from Raff’s difficult relationship with his father, who struggled with a severe version of bipolar disorder throughout his life. Transference: A Bipolar Love Story was filmed in London. Post-production is almost complete and a trailer released. Below are some stills from the film. Catch Raff talking about his relationship with his bipolar father and how it fueled his creative work on Sadie Kaye’s Mental Ideas Podcast this September on RTHK.