A video portrait of Indigenous artist and Billabong surfer Otis Carey. We are incredibly grateful for Otis sharing his journey with mental health and the tools that have helped him navigate depression.
“I didn’t understand my brain and how it was working and what it needed. But when I found art, it really calmed my mind down,” – Otis Carey.
Our mental health video series ‘The Common Thread’ sees Being Here director Darius Devas travel across Australia to meet young Australians from all walks of life, who open up about their mental ill health and share the tools and tactics that have supported their recovery.
Director/ Producer/ Writer/ Editor – Darius Devas
Co-Producers – Will Harvey-Jones & Adam Farrington-Williams
Director of Photography & Colourist – Caleb Graham
Digital Producer/ Publicist – David Elliot-Jones
Sound Recordist – Steve Nossiter
Sound Mixer – Brad Klenk
Assembly Editor – Linda Nossiter
Music – Nick Huggins
Indigenous Consultant – Valda Bokmakarray
Legals – Stephen Boyle
Accounts – Nagle Accounting
Additional Footage – Billabong, Darius Devas
Thankyou – headspace, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, SANE Australia, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Bi-Polar Australia, Screenworks, Billabong, 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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