The second episode in The Common Thread series, ‘Coast’ dives deep into the experience of inner struggle, hearing heartfelt stories from people riding the waves of their mental health challenges, and how connection and self-love can bring us back to the surface. “Being a young man, to show emotion is to come across as being weak, and I think that’s so wrong.” – Otis, Indigenous artist and professional surfer.
The Common Thread is a 6 x 5-8min video series in which Australians from all walks of life share their journeys with mental health, and tell us about the tools and tactics that have supported their recovery. Episode 3 is called ‘Country’ and drops next Tuesday July 23.
Director/ Producer/ Writer/ Editor – Darius Devas
Co-Producers – Will Harvey-Jones & Adam Farrington-Williams
Director of Photography & Colourist – Caleb Graham
Camera Operators – Caleb Graham & Darius Devas
Digital Producer/ Publicist – David Elliot-Jones
Sound Recordist – Steve Nossiter
Sound Mixer – Brad Klenk
Assembly Editor – Linda Nossiter
Music – Gabriella Cohen
Indigenous Consultant – Valda Bokmakarray
Legals – Stephen Boyle
Accounts – Nagle Accounting
Additional Footage – Will Harvey-Jones
Thankyou – headspace, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, SANE Australia, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Bi-Polar Australia, Screenworks, Michael Eather, Grace Eather, Noni Eather, Luka Lesson, Coralie Tapper, Tim Parish, Geraldine Devas, Tricia Shantz, Amy Essery, Amelia Chambers, Judit Yolanda, Matthew Loft, Elizabeth Devas, Taylor Miller, Kimberley Galceran, Ken Crouch, Oliver Nicholson.
Principal Funding from SCREEN AUSTRALIA
Major Partners – headspace & Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Fundraising Partner – Documentary Australia Foundation
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