Gambling with Minds

2016 | Australia | 11 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Documentary | Experimental
Themes: Underground | Mental Health | Dance
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A poetic, experimental documentary which voices the experiences of various mental health advocates who have lived experience of mental illness and the Australian mental health system.

Made in association with 3Bridges Community.

Behind The Scenes (BTS)

Cast

Dancers – Omer Astrachan, Patricia Wood
Participants – Jimmy Paxton, Maja Giev, Natalie Barnes, Robert Musicco, Vera Caldwell
Voice Over – Barbara Pashut

Crew

Director – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Writer – Featuring stories of Agnes Polese, Amanda Turner, Jimmy Paxton, Maja Giev, Natalie Barnes, Robert Musicco, Vera Caldwell
Producer – Genevieve Clay-Smith, Sarah Johnson
Cinematographer – David Burr ACS
Editor – Drew McPherson
Sound Design – Blake Guy
Composer – Jonny Higgins

Festival Screenings & Awards

Flickerfest International Film Festival 2017 (Australia), Sydney, Australia (2017)
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 (Scotland) – Winner: Community Award
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017 (USA)
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2017 (Australia)
Byron Bay International Film Festival 2017 (Australia)
ReelAbilities Pittsburgh 2019 (USA)