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Sladewalker
07-29-2012, 02:51 AM
Hey everyone,

For over a year, I've suffered from depression, but have always been interested in film for as long as I could remember. I am now 19 and go to film school.

I directed a short documentary with the aim of raising awareness to the severity of depression.

End of Line - YouTube

I hope you like it, and I'm open to thoughts and criticism. I do aim to make a feature length version, covering many other aspects of depression.

Please share it around!

Nick Soares
07-29-2012, 08:12 PM
You should make a feature film. Do some interviews with yourself and others, and how they overcame. - My thoughts

Sladewalker
07-29-2012, 09:31 PM
You should make a feature film. Do some interviews with yourself and others, and how they overcame. - My thoughts

Thanks for your feedback! That's what I was going for, but I was also thinking that instead of making a feature film, a series of short episodes centered around a different person each episode.

What do you think?

Jsthompson79
07-29-2012, 09:43 PM
I think the feature film is a better way to start. It wil give you exposure to your cause. You can begin filming others for the series and have the film mention the series to draw more attention to it. This is just my thoughts on it. I know what a struggle depression is, I battle post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on an almost daily basis and I am glad someone is talking about depression as a whole. Keep up the great work.

Nick Soares
07-30-2012, 09:48 AM
Thanks for your feedback! That's what I was going for, but I was also thinking that instead of making a feature film, a series of short episodes centered around a different person each episode.

What do you think?

Avoid the short episodes - This will just cause a headache with getting distribution of the film, and you want distribution so thousands of people can see your work and you could help many people.

Sladewalker
07-30-2012, 08:46 PM
Thanks both of you for your replies. It seems like the feature film is the way to go, you both present very valid points.

Thanks again guys.

Nick Soares
07-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Thanks both of you for your replies. It seems like the feature film is the way to go, you both present very valid points.

Thanks again guys.

Feel free to "thank" the posts - I will be having a competition soon to see who can get the most thanks in a week :)