Reuben's Mental Health Awareness and Hope Project

G’day, my names REUBEN CULLEN. I'm just your EVERYDAY BLOKE who's trying to draw on some of his EXPERIENCES to HELP OTHERS who might be SUFFERING from similar things.


I've always been pretty creative, so I WROTE A MOVIE with a mate Adam Wierzbowski about my STRUGGLES with DRUG ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH and SUICIDE. The SHORT FILM is called SHARD and Stig Wemyss from MEZZANINE FILMS wants to produce and make it, with me working closely alongside him. The INTENTION was that hopefully one day the film would do exactly what we set out to achieve – HELP OTHERS. 


I feel like MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES can be one of the HARDEST things for people to UNDERSTAND if they haven't been through them themselves. Whether it's mental health, drug addiction or suicide, this MOVIE my team and I want to create is designed to do two things. We want to INFORM those PEOPLE who are CLOSE TO SOMEONE with these issues, as well as and MOST IMPORTANTLY, GIVE the SUFFERERS of these issues HOPE by showing them what can be achieved through HARD WORK in RECOVERY.


The TEAM have WORKED PRETTY DAMN HARD on this project for a long time and now - WE ARE READY PEOPLE. With the DEVASTIOON ICE CAUSES, coupled with the fact that 1 in 5 AUSTRALIANS today are SUFFERING from a MENTAL HEALTH, we as a COMMUNITY are READY to do SOMETHING with LASTING BENEFITS. PARTICULARLY AFTER THE LAST 12 MONTHS we have all endured.


I’m going to put myself on the line and RUN the GREAT OCEAN ROAD 44KM MARATHON to show my DEDICATION to this cause and project. EVERY DOLLAR raised will go towards MAKING this MOVIE a REALITY by funding our GOVERNMENT GRANT APPLICATION.


We would love to KEEP RAISING funds BEYOND our TARGET of $10,000 with all proceeds going towards the films budget. So, if we get to our target and YOU CAN DO THE EXTRA MILES FOR US by continuing to donate, I’LL DO THE EXTRA MILES FOR ALL OF YOU and do the 60KM ULTRA MARATHON to show our appreciation and thanks.


The SUPPORT would be AMAZING and something I could not ever quite put into words. But there is one thing I know, IF WE MAKE ENOUGH NOISE TOGETHER - THEY WILL LISTEN!!!

See you at the finish line people.


Cheers everyone.




Fundraising team (3)

Reuben Cullen 
Elwood VIC
Adam Wierzbowski 
Team member
Stig Wemyss 
Team member
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