The title, Patients, is a double entendre referencing both individuals receiving psychiatric medical treatment and the mindset needed to manage one’s expectations during recovery. It also refers to the virtue required to breathe life into a static drawn image.
The animated documentary took context in an anti stigma campaign and was based on the premise that an accurate depiction of something strange and unfamiliar, such as psychosis, may help an audience develop empathy towards those who have been affected by it.
Completed in May 2012
Animated and written by Alex Widdowson
Music and sound design by Christopher Featonby
Double Bass by Ewan Wise
Audio Consultant: Sol Dedewo