A self funded, deeply personal film made as a donation to MIND - The UK mental health charity.
As a fundraiser, we've launched a limited edition photobook for the project, with all proceeds going straight to MIND. You can buy them here...
Approximately 25% of people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Crowns & Owls consists of a group of individuals who are part of that 25%.
“WITHIN" is an ode to our myriad of collective experiences with mental health - an attempt of visually conveying the spectrum of sensations we’ve felt during the navigation of our individual conditions. The project features our long time collaborator, friend and fervent supporter of MIND Charity; Dennis Okwera.
Organisations like MIND provide essential services for people in the UK. The fight for better mental health is an ever-changing one and the conversation has reached new heights in recent years, but there’s so much left to do. We have to get people talking about conditions beyond just anxiety, depression and PTSD, we have to vote for MP’s who aren’t keen to destroy the NHS… we have to keep pushing. We are proud to support MIND through our work, in return for how much they have supported us as people.
Visit mind.org.uk/ to find out how you can help in the fight for better mental health.
Written & Directed by Crowns & Owls
Starring - Dennis Okwera, Nicole Harvey
Director of Photography - Adam Barnett
Sound Designer - Ed Downham @ Wave Studios
Additional Sound Design - Ned Sisson @ Wave Studios
Edit - Crowns & Owls
Music - Small Press Music
1st AC - Phil Herron
Voiceover - Daniel Blake
Colourist - Jonny Tully
VFX: Pete Hughes
Post Producer: Hannah Whitehall & Emma Shuter
Crowns & Owls would like to thank the following for making this film possible:
Arri, Big Buoy, Cinelab, Greenkit, Iconoclast UK, Kodak, Panalux, Panavision, PixiPixel, Small Press, Wave Studios