Gambling with Minds

Gambling with Minds
2016 – Director/ Producer/ Script editor
10 minutes

A poetic, experimental documentary which voices the experiences of various mental health advocates who have lived experience of mental illness and the Australian mental health system.

Gambling with Minds was a community documentary project facilitated through Bus Stop Films’ inclusive documentary film studies program. The program engaged 7 people with complex and persistent mental health issues, empowering them to learn about documentary filmmaking subjects, and as a group, pick a topic to cover in a short documentary.
The film has been distributed on Qantas In Flight entertainment and won the Community Award at the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festival.

Producer: Sarah Jane Johnson and Genevieve Clay-Smith
DOP: David Burr
Editor: Drew McPherson
Composer: Jonny Higgins
Production Company: Bus Stop Films


Community Award – Scottish Mental Health Film Festival, Scotland 2017


Cleveland International Film Festival, USA 2017
Flickerfest International Film Festival, Sydney 2017
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne 2017
Byron Bay International Film Festival, NSW 2017

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