Gratus

2016 | Australia | 7 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Documentary | Experimental
Themes: Mental Health
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A poetic, performative, experimental documentary that gives voice to people with lived experience of mental health issues. The Documentary explores how practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on mental health and assist in the journey of recovery after experiencing a complex mental health issue.

Behind the Scenes (BTS)

Cast

Astronaut – George Taska
Man in the Park – Adam Troy
Man in the Bedroom – Izaak Love
Illusionist – Joel Webbe
Woman by the Pool – Barbara Ann Beinart
Swimmer – David Yang
Student – Mel Travis

Crew

Director – Sarah Johnson
Writer – Sarah Johnson
Producer – Sarah Johnson, Genevieve Clay-Smith
Cinematographer – David Burr ACS
Editor – Drew McPherson
Sound Design – Jonny Higgins
Composer – Jonny Higgins

Festival Screenings & Awards

South Dakota Film Festival 2016 (USA) – Winner: Jury Award for Best Experimental Film
Fargo Film Festival 2017 (USA) – Winner: Best Experimental Film
Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2017 (USA) – Winner: Best Experimental Short