Entry into the January 31st 2020
Jocasta Mann - 28
As part of a larger film project, this piece explores how the weight of a mental illness can feel all the greater during a time when we're supposed to feel more cheerful and closer to our loved ones. In some ways it can help those of us with depression or anxiety to be with our families and enjoy time off; in other ways, the sheer pressure to be cheerful and participate in festivities can make anxieties worse or alienate us even more from what's going on. Perhaps there are even memories associated with such a time that make celebrations difficult. The project aims to explore what it's like to cope with depression when faced with a barrage of seasonal tradition and at times forced cheer.
Digital painting - 3643 x 2618px
The short film "Cold" - for which this promotional artwork was created - is written and directed by Gavin Hugh of MidgieBite Media, based in Fife. The actress pictured is Rowan Birkett based in Northern England.
Twitter: @Coldfilm2019. Facebook: Cold - Short Film.
Top Left to right - Rowan Birkett, Andrew Gourlay, Hana Mackenzie, Grant R Keelan, Craig J Seath, Iain M Leslie.
Left to right - Nicola Patrick, Gavin Hugh, Joshua Gajree, Rowan Birkett, Craig J Seath, Steven J Quinn.
"‘Cold’ is a locally produced mental health awareness film set at Christmas time, and explores the subject of coping with depression during the holidays.
The film is produced by Kirkcaldy-based MidgieBite Media, and was filmed at locations throughout Scotland, including Fife, Edinburgh, Stirling and Aviemore.
The film will premiere at the Kings Live Lounge, with the event also raising funds for the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH)."
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"The film explores the subject of coping with depression during the festive season and was filmed at locations throughout Scotland during the past year. . .