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12 October 2020

A word in your ear.

by Andrew MacGregor

United to Prevent Suicide: “Scotland” - 30s

Nearly seven months after the United Kingdom was placed under lockdown, the coronavirus pandemicís effects on mental health are now worryingly apparent. This public awareness film from director Rianne White focuses on suicide prevention in Scotland, with many voices ready to start/join potentially life-saving conversations.

Some admit that they once "afraid to say the wrong thing", or that they "never seen it coming" with someone they knew. Another admits relief when she's finally asked about her mental state, which marks a clear turning point in Ruxandra Dragan's script.

Uncertainty on both sides is replaced by openness and understanding, as the cast utter the once taboo term together. Coupled with a relatable cast and good location work, it's a useful effort from United to Prevent Suicide.

Creative: Ruxandra Dragan
Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Rianne White ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Ella More O'Ferrall
Executive Producer: Neil Linpow
Cinematographer: Andy MacDonald / Laura Dinnett
Editor: Ben Harrex
Post Production: UNIT Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Isaac Sakima

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