I'm excited to announce Jump will premiere on October 10th in honor of Mental Health Awareness Day.
Last year, we shot “Jump.” A short film about a man on a bridge, having a conversation with his worst enemy - his own thoughts. thejumpfilm.com
The thing is, we don’t want to just have a screening of the film. The point of the film is to remove the stigma of mental health by sparking a conversation about it. So we want to make the screening an event for the NYC community, one that crosses the boundaries of film, music and dialogue.
- We’re going to strip out the soundtrack of the film, and have LukeInternet, an electronic musician, perform the score live at the event, creating a dynamic multi-sensory experience that goes beyond the 20 minute film.
- We plan to have a brief dialogue about mental health in an artistic way, by accompanying the film with accounts, poems and prose from suicide survivors.
- We plan to dedicate the night to those that we have lost to the disease.
- We want to partner with a local suicide prevention hotline to help bring exposure to their work.
- We’ve invited members of the mental health and faith community in LIC and Queens to support and offer free & discounted consultations.
The idea of this film event is to not have a stiff forum about mental health, but an evening about music and art and poetry and life, that uses the moving image to narrate a story, in a way we’ve never seen before. This should be an epic event for the film community alone, and that is why we’ve reached out to the museum of moving image to hold this public event for the community.
Find more details on our Facebook Invite.