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A short film that touches on Mental Health and the stigmas/misconceptions that surround it.
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What?

"He Who Has It All" is a short film about James, a young man that externally has a socially desirable life: good looks, money, a budding career and a beautiful girlfriend. However, internally he is struggling to deal with his psychological well-being aka Mental Health. As James starts to achieve everything he wanted professionally and socially, his mental state deteriorates.

This film offers a glimpse into James' struggle with mental health, his self-medicating cry for help and the reactions of those closest to him. This story reflects a reality in our society. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem, 3 in 4 people fear the reactions of friends if they talk about their mental health problems and 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigmas and discrimination. In here lies the problem - the misconception of mental illness and the stigma that follows leads to those suffering to live in fear. I believe this is unacceptable in today's day and age - especially for an illness that is so common.

Why?

Everyone has suffered from or knows someone who has suffered from a form of mental health. We believe Film is one of the most influential forms of art and we intend to bring the two together to make a much-needed change. Government funding for many young emerging artists in the UK is hard to come by. Kickstarter has given us a platform and community to support new talent in the UK and for many of us, Short films are a gateway into the profession of Film and helps young British talent develop and find their feet in the industry. Through the medium of film, we hope to shed light on this prevalent issue that is mental health and raise awareness about those struggling with mental health, whilst also making a professional standard film to represent British filmmaking at international film festivals.

How?

The script is in place and the lead Actors are ready to go. Although this is a collaborative project and many people are willing to lend a hand because they believe in the project and the cause, there are still costs that need to be covered to ensure that this project is made to the highest standard possible. This is where you guys come in and save the day. With your donations we will be able to cover the cost of camera and equipment rentals, location rental and other little things that are often forgotten but are also important such as insurance.

Who?

Writer/Director 

 Danny Chan

Danny graduated from California State University's Cinema and Television program in 2006. Danny has worked professionally in the industry for the past 8 years and guided by industry professionals is ready to direct his first film which he has also written.

Cast

Harvey Newton-Haydon

 Harvey Newton-Haydon is one of the UK's most successful male models. Harvey now begins his transition into acting as James, the lead male in 'He Who Has It All'

Samara Weaving

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 Samara is an amazingly talented Australian actress known for her role's in BBC TV series 'Out Of The Blue' and Channel 5's 'Home and Away'. Samara joins us as the lead female and James' girlfriend, Serena.

Mercy and Wild Collaboration 

www.mercyandwild.com

In collaboration with ethical clothing brand Mercy and Wild we will produce two limited edition T-shirt's to help the fundraising. A portion of the sales will be given to MIND a chosen organisation that I believe is giving ground breaking support to those suffering with mental health issues.

Mercy & Wild is a brand that fuses the often juxtaposed industries of "fashion" and "charity". Each season, our collection is themed around a different charitable cause and we commission illustrators to portray their take on the concept to be printed one of our t-shirts.

The Illustrators

Scott Garrett - www.garrettworld.co.uk

Scott has designed a wonderful illustration that plays on the notion that mental health issues cannot just be switched off whenever we feel like it.

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Mike Stout - www.stoutisland.com

Mike has designed a beautifully intricate graphic that shows an 'open mind' with elements of 'time'. These represent the breaking down of stigmas and slogan 'time to change'.

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Risks and challenges

We are assembling an amazingly talented crew to make something meaningful and beautiful. As any filmmaker will acknowledge there is risk of experiencing unforeseeable circumstances. Preparation and anticipation is key to dealing with this. Taking great care of our crew, setting a practical work schedule, and having a wide and supportive network of professionals paired with our talent and dedication means that nothing will hold us back from completing this beautiful project.

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    The Cheeky Monkey:

    For £500 you'll receive everything above PLUS a very limited framed A2 print of the highest quality. There are 2 designs to choose from and limited to only 3 of each design. Each print will be signed by the illustrator and will never be reproduced again.

    Please note which design you'd like when you pledge. 1st come 1st served basis on the prints.

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    The Bag:

    For a grand you'll receive everything above (minus the prints) PLUS a "grand" old evening at the VIP screening and after party in London for you plus one guest. You will get to meet and mingle with the cast and they will probably show their gratitude for being so generous by taking lots of selfies with you. Travel and accommodation not supplied but adult beverages will be.

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    The Big Dog:

    Everything above (minus the illustrated prints) PLUS an Associate Producer Credit at the title credits and on IMDB. You'll be able to visit the set in London, see rough-cuts of the film and discuss the film with the director. You'll receive a copy of the official movie poster with your name credited and best of all, you'll be able to tell your friends "I have a movie coming out".

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    The Boss:

    For £5000 you will be the boss. You will get EVERYTHING above (minus the illustrated print and associate producer credit) PLUS an Executive Producer credit at the title credits and on IMDB. When you visit the set in London, you will have a special chair and be referred to as "The Boss". You will also receive a one of a kind hard copy of the script signed by the cast. A great opportunity to become a Film Executive Producer and for very little money.

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