Colour, Sound, 15 min
Published/distributed by EgoProject Films / Patchwork Productions
Ratio 1.85:1 / 16:9 widescreen
Region 0, PAL
(Including VAT at 20%)
DVD, plus accompanying PDF of extra material (download link provided in receipt and confirmation email once purchase is made)
This highly acclaimed first film from Director Mike Rymer was financed by South London and Maudsley Charitable Funds and The London Borough of Wandsworth. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is a centre of excellence for mental health and substance misuse services.
'An excellent teaching aid'
Dr. Julie Goldstein (Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London)
'Breaks the silence on key mental health issue' Society Guardian
'A subtle yet forceful story sensitively portrayed' Film London
'A compelling and moving work that will resonate with its audiences' Samaritans
The film follows Amanda, a young mother battling with alcoholism and depression, who is dependent on her parents for her son's welfare. Now that her mother has died, and her father Brian has put her son into social care, the relationship between father and daughter is in crisis.
The 15 minute drama paints a landscape of depressive circumstance to inspire a range of discussion about the various conditions of depression, anxiety, and wider mental health concerns in a personal and social context.
Screened at Mental Health events from Bosnia and Sarajevo to Nova Scotia, and used for education across the UK and Europe, the film has won 20 International Awards. It was represented by The British High Commission when receiving Malta's prestigious Golden Knight, and was selected by 65 Film Festivals across 25 countries in 2008/9.
30 minutes of content includes the 15 minute Drama in Stereo and Dolby Digital Surround Sound, two behind-the-scenes documentaries, theatrical trailer, and production slideshow.
Educational uses have included: Access to Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Psychology and Film, Crime Reduction, Access to HE, Sociology, Counseling, Film Studies, and mental health awareness for front-line staff.
Extras* Downloadable PDF resource (link to download given in receipt on purchase)
* Teaser trailer
* Production stills slide show
* Getting 'SICK': making the movie
* Getting 'SICK': the aesthetic