Creator of Together-Alone Dorith Mous, believes there is a large ‘forgotten’ demographic when it comes to the mental health topic.
In her words: “Most available information paints a picture of sad, dark, hopeless people. However I continually come across sufferers who, whilst debilitated by their anxieties left-right-and-center, exude positive energy. They are talented, intelligent and successful individuals who don’t fit the stereotype. Despite this, they unanimously voice a feeling of aloneness and a fear of being stigmatized.
Together-Alone is a series of intimate portraits featuring defiant individuals who are finding their feet and their voice through combating their challenges with mental health. I hope to inspire those suffering in silence to speak out and more broadly; I aim to re-frame current perceptions, break stigma and create discourse for change.”
Benzodiazipines, amphatamines, SSRIs, BetaBlockers and tricyclics are flying across the counter in numerous countries, but where is the drive to understand the underlying issues? How can we learn from and help each other?
I believe creating an image that is easy to identify with can help thousands if not more. Identification leads to (self)education, which fuels change, which eventually can cause for cure or prevention to be found.
Using art to support a movement is my way to speak to an audience. My projects have always revolved around the power of emotion to trigger willingness to change and I believe Together-Alone will do just that.
An incredible team of creatives is moving this important project forward and is working around the clock to broaden the movement. Rome wasn’t built in a day and certainly not by the hands of one.
We have come this far with mere talent, passion, time and effort but we know continuing to make a change is a shared mission.
Your donation is highly valued and paramount in order to create more episodes and has already facilitated shooting EP02, the first week of April 2019, in which Together-Alone lent the stage to a model-cum-horticulturist who was diagnosed with BPD after losing her sister to suicide.
Your donation will go towards compensating crew members that have so far put in their time and knowledge on pro-bono basis, covering equipment rental, post production costs such as editing studios, color grading and all other expenses that come into play when film making.