I Made This For You, a searingly honest British feature film that tackles mental health, depression and suicide head on, is now available to watch for free on Youtube globally. The release marks World Suicide Prevention Day and will be showing on the platform for a month until World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10.
I Made This For You follows a man, played by Gary Grant (Enemy Lines), who cuts himself off from his friends and family and has recently attempted suicide. He is pulled back from the edge by a documentary made about his life by a friend, played by director Cristian Solimeno (Guilt, Rush, Footballers’ Wives). His friends also include Alison Newman (EastEnders, Footballers’ Wives), Dermot Murphy (Animals, The Drummer and The Keeper), Francis Magee (Star Wars: Rogue One, Game of Thrones) and West End star Siobhan Dillon (Cabaret, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon).
The film within a film mixes reality with fiction in a unique and groundbreaking way. Despite the seriousness of the subject, what results is something funny, beautiful and deeply cathartic that provokes action and conversation.
Following the film, director Cristian Solimeno also created the #imadethisforyou social campaign, which invites people to take a moment out from their lives to try and make something for someone who is going through a hard time and share these acts of kindness for the week of World Suicide Prevention Day.
The aim is to create an explosion of love, kindness and creativity that empowers people to reach out and gives us the confidence to actually try. It can be a cake, a card, a jumper or a song.
The point is to make things with other people in mind and to give these things away to show you care. Random acts of kindness count and can make a real difference.
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