'The Common Thread'

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure of hitting the road with good friend, and long time film project collaborator - Director Darius Devas. This project took us as far north as Arnhem Land in the northern Territory, to the far west of NSW, and as far south as Melbourne - with a whole lot of regional towns in between.

“The Common Thread is a six-part documentary web series in which Australians from all walks of life share their journeys with mental health, and tell us about the tools and tactics that have supported their recovery.”

Pretty proud to be on DP duties for this special project, and super pleased with the results. This one has been released weekly through the Being Here Facebook and Youtube channels, with a 30 minute version being screened on the ABC to launch mental health week in October.

Here’s all six episodes from the series:

Credits:

Director/ Producer/ Writer/ Editor - Darius Devas

Co-Producers - Will Harvey-Jones & Adam Farrington-Williams

Director of Photography & Colourist - Caleb Graham

Camera Operators - Caleb Graham & Darius Devas

Digital Producer/ Publicist - David Elliot-Jones

Sound Recordist - Steve Nossiter & Sophia Lenz

Sound Mixer - Brad Klenk

Assembly Editor - Linda Nossiter

Music - Nick Huggins

Legals - Stephen Boyle

Accounts - Nagle Accounting

Additional Footage - Natalie Carey, Polly Armstrong, Tim Parish, Luka Lesson

Thankyou - headspace, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, SANE Australia, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Bi-Polar Australia, Screenworks, Michael Eather, Grace Eather, Noni Eather, Luka Lesson, Coralie Tapper, Tim Parish, Geraldine Devas, Tricia Shantz, Amy Essery, Amelia Chambers, Judit Yolanda, Matthew Loft, Elizabeth Devas, Taylor Miller, Kimberley Galceran, Ken Crouch, Oliver Nicholson.

Principal Funding from SCREEN AUSTRALIA

Major Partners - headspace & Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Fundraising Partner - Documentary Australia Foundation

Copyright BEING FILMS©

In the media:

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/after-his-friend-s-suicide-this-man-travelled-across-australia-to-discuss-youth-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR1ynDyeDAPQzxHV2v-idumKDYrkv3WgEZWyHv-OdJXQr0rnwwy3aNZveVA

https://www.if.com.au/darius-devas-shines-a-spotlight-on-youth-mental-health-in-the-common-thread/?fbclid=IwAR3ku8250m-qyKtTGkGo7R5KbvEihyMUXxug0nsSwdDYxoQ906l39El5nXA

https://www.monsterchildren.com/90910/otis-carey-opens-up-about-depression-in-new-series/

Caleb Graham