In Australia, the rate of suicide among males is more than three times greater than that for females, with suicide being the 10th leading cause of death for males. In 2018 alone, suicide accounted for over one-third of deaths (38.4%) among people aged 15-24 and (29.4%) of deaths among people 25-34.
"Yours Truly" portrays the silent battle of a young man struggling with his mental health. Unable to express his internal emotions to others, he writes down what he feels within a book. These feelings are portrayed through stylised imagery which represents his struggle through a visual, metaphorical sense.
Written and Directed by Bailey Watts & Peter Danks, the film is set to be conceived in Newcastle by local talents and resources. Following the recent success in 2018 of the film titled “Wrong Turn” https://vimeo.com/306070440 which went on to win Best Australian Short Film at the AIFF in Brisbane and was nominated for various other awards we really showcased that production’s as such don't have to be created within the big smoke, these can be ventured and created in our own backyard.
Utilizing the surrounding scenic advantages Newcastle and the Hunter region have to offer, the film will be carried out over 3 consecutive days with production commencing late June.
What We Need
We have endeavored to create this film off our own backs, in saying that we are in need of a realistic and reasonable budget to help us move forward in creating this film. With practicalities that are unavoidable in the creation of a film this funding will help supply us with the required equipment and resources needed to complete the principal photography of the film.
We want to tell a great story, we are fortunate enough to receive assistance from cast and crew in creating this film, we now just need you. By donating to this film, you two are spreading the message throughout to create awareness for the topic of mental health and more so the topic of the devastating effects it has on the male population.
This funding will be associated with assistance with cover the overhead costs of equipment rental, catering, accommodation for our cast and crew, and more. We are grateful for any assistance that is received in creating this film, and thank you for taking the time and consideration in reading this through. With our intentions to go out and create something with passion and a meaning we look forward to the showcasing of our short film “Yours Truly”.
Other Ways you Can Help
If you are unable to assist us by donating money to this film but still want to lend a hand, you can do this by sharing our crowdfunding link on social media. If you’re in the region of the Newcastle-Hunter Valley and would love to lend a hand on set, shoot us an email and we would love to chat!
Donate $10 // Receive a Thank You credit within our film.
Donate $50 // All of the above + the film poster.
Donate $100 // All of the above + early access to view the film prior to public release + cast and crew gift.
Donate $1000 // All of the above + Associate Producer.
- Jye Nightingale
- Kwa R
- Nicole Watts
- Rachel Madden
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