Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and ambassador Raffaello Degruttola and Contro Vento Films 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 by Simon Haynes and edited by 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 Episode 3 of the Mental Ideas Podcast.