The Minds of Others (2023)
Natasha Branson, Luke Mordue
Through the intertwining of animation and interviews, 'The Minds of Others' brings to life the moving experiences of six unique individuals, each diagnosed with a different mental health disorder.
Amongst the stories of confusion, and hope, professionals battle to answer some of our long-standing questions about the very nature of mental illness. With all the debates and discussions that so often occur, are we focusing enough on the individuals themselves?
Behind the Scenes
'The Minds of Others was a project we embarked on after years of struggling with my own mental health condition. My aim was to create the most informative, blunt, educational, and interesting documentary on the subject of mental illness. There are dozens of documentaries, from features to television one off's, that cover this subject and yet, growing up, I never felt I had learnt much more than I already knew from my own experiences. 'Preaching to the choir' came to mind.
The only agenda I had when I began directing The minds of Others was for it to be the film I always wished I had seen in the early days of my diagnosis.'