PICK OF THE WEEK
“Impressive… we see the people not the illness”
BEST DOCUMENTARY - WINNER
MIND MEDIA AWARDS
“Honest and Raw… Simple but powerful… I hope you watch it”
Network: Channel 5
Duration: 60 minutes
Production company: Knickerbockerglory
Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 and 1 in 3 of us will have a mental health problem in our lives.
We wanted to give an audience a true understanding of what its like to live with a serious mental illness. How do you work? Date? Go about your life, or just get out of the bed in the morning… or perhaps some days you don’t?
We followed the life stories of 8 people who have battled with mental illnesses. From the first time they noticed symptoms right up to present day, breakdowns, recoveries and everything in between.
Our cast included every day people through to World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Frank Bruno, who lives with Bi-Polar and was (in)famously sectioned (controversially as the worlds press watched on) as well as Tony Blairs former advisor, Alistair Campbell, who suffered a mental break down at a Labour Party conference..