We’re very excited to announce the 4 films that we’re supporting through the SeeMe Short Film Fund.
We were looking for stories that challenge perceptions and tackle mental health stigma with a unique voice from across Scotland. The films follow the personal journeys of people directly impacted by mental health conditions and the friends and family of those around them.
Each project will receive £2,000 to produce the film that will be premiered at Scottish Mental Health Film Festival in October 2016.
The films are:
Robbie Fraser, Lynn Shaw, Lindsay Goodall
Lynn Shaw is a dancer from Aberdeen. Charismatic, but sometimes chaotic. After a long history of turbulent life events she was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. An experienced performer and teacher, she is enrolled in the Masters programme at the RCS, and is undergoing mentalisation therapy, the newly developed and most effective therapy for BPD. And she is working on a dance piece that will aim to express what she has experienced.
Linda and Ron
Alice Nelson, Linda Fay, Becky Milling, Lili Sandelin
The film tells the story of Ron, an 80yr old sufferer of hoarding disorder, through his conversations with Linda, Scotland’s only qualified specialist in this newly recognised condition. The film unfolds over the course of a visit by Linda to Ron's home where we witness their touching burgeoning friendship and gain an insight into this little known but surprisingly prevalent condition.
Let Us Let Go
Lucie Rachel, Ania Urbanowska, Joanna Helfer
9 years after initial events, a young artist with post-traumatic stress disorder receives a wake up call, catalysing the search for a way to treat and manage her disorder. Influenced by this sudden realisation, her practice mirrors the change, propelling her into a new body of work exploring the visual nature of the disorder.
I’m Still Here
Stu Edwards, Callum Carson
The start of the football season is for many men the most important date in their diaries as it means the drama, camaraderie and socialising of football is back in their lives. For Callum Carson the return of the football season means facing and managing mental health conditions that he has struggled with throughout his life. In his role as a Daily Record Sports Reporter Callum tackles his anxiety on a daily basis but using his love of sport as a vessel Callum has found ways to manage his condition and forge a successful career covering the sport he loves.
SeeMe Mental Health Shorts
Premiere screenings of the SeeMe films on 30 October at GFT