Channel 4 Gets Behind Cristian Solimeno’s Mental Health Feature I MADE THIS FOR YOU By Launching On More4 And All4
I Made This For You, a searingly honest British feature film that tackles mental health, depression and suicide head on, is now showing on More4 and Channel 4's on demand platform, All4.
The film was released by director Cristian Solimeno for free on youtube globally on 10th September to mark World Suicide Prevention Day and will now be available on this channel as well as on TV until World Mental Health Day on October 10th.
Watch the film here.
I Made This For You follows a man, played by Gary Grant (Enemy Lines), who cuts himself off from his friends and family and has recently attempted suicide. He is pulled back from the edge by a documentary made about his life by a friend, played by director Cristian Solimeno (Guilt, Rush, Footballers Wives). His friends also include Alison Newman (Eastenders, Footballers Wives) , Dermot Murphy (Animals, The Drummer and The Keeper), Francis Magee (Star Wars: Rogue One, Game of Thrones) and West End star Siobhan Dillon (Cabaret, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon).
The film within a film mixes reality with fiction in a unique and groundbreaking way. Despite the seriousness of the subject, what results is something funny, beautiful and deeply cathartic that provokes action and conversation.
The aim is to create an explosion of love, kindness and creativity that empowers people to reach out and gives us the confidence to actually try. It can be a cake, a card, a jumper or a song.
The point is to make things with other people in mind and to give these things away to show you care. Random acts of kindness count and can make a real difference.