Feel Good Fortnight Film documents the Inishowen communities innovative and creative attempt’s at reducing the stigma of mental health issues and showcase’s what communities can offer to individuals to help them manage their well being in a positive manner.
With a touch of Bollywood thrown in, we will track the Feel Good Fortnight Guerilla Gang activities as they yarn bomb, create murals and commit random act’s of kindness. We will attend the Enchanted Picnic, Blokes Brunch, Take it to the Streets day , well being workshops, yoga, meditation, and follow the Giant Community Storybook creation along with many of the other events. We will track how this community is working together to reduce suicide during this innovative fortnight long event.
The finished product will be a 30-40 minute documentary with a twist.
The filming crew consists of James Wood, head of Orion Production Services as Director, Cinematographer and Editor. This year he is out to capture more of the seething excitement of the Feel Good events. The answer ... go Bollywood!! Yes, singing and dancing and all the sparkling rest.
To assist in creating this mood on film, he is joined by Robert McClelland as composer, Camera Assistant , 1st AD and Sound Editor. Robert added his talents to last year’s film, and this year is charged with the task of creating an Irish Bollywood musical spectacular.
Additionally there will be a team of students taking on assisting roles such as gaffers and members of the post production team.
To round out the production crew, Elizabeth O’Donnell from Studio 47 joins them as Choreographer. Her talents, and massive dance troop promise to vault the show into the memory of all who experience it.
Claire Sweeny and Emile Rainey will be not only presenting the events being filmed, but will be singing and dancing along with over 80 dancers (on the beach) for the grand finale at the end, this promises to be a riot of colour and movement.
The funds we raise will be used for post production expenses such as editing suite time, production crew costs and DVD production and distrubution.
Mental health is a serious issue for Ireland, INSIGHT INISHOWEN the group behind Feel Good Fortnight is a collaborative community based, voluntary organisation based In Buncrana, servicing the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal. It comprises of individuals, groups and organisations, parents, families and friends who have died as a result of suicide and has been operating in the area for five years.
The film will be an important resource for groups looking to develop community based strategies to combat suicide. It will focus on the positive nature of community and how it can be supportive of its citizens and the amazing commitment of this unique group and their commitment to reducing the suicide rate in their community.
The Feel Good Fortnight Film will help to spread the message and share the Feel Good impact of a multi layered community approach to suicide prevention and reduction.