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Steve - Saving men from suicide.

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Raised by 132 people in 5 months

12 men take their own lives every day in UK, and suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 45. One of those men was my childhood best friend Steve. 

I
n a feature length documentary currently in development, we confront this male mental health epidemic and try to use the tragedy of Steve’s death to save other men.

For the past six months we’ve been travelling the country, interviewing people affected by male suicide, who have suffered from depression and/or are trying to offer ways for men to help themselves.

The idea is to launch the final documentary on 2nd December 2018 - what would have been Steve’s 43rd birthday.

Then we will spend 2019 on a pub tour, which will involve screenings, Q&As with people from the area featured in the film and audience discussions around male mental health and what they can do about it.  

We’ve already completed a round of crowdfunding and thank you to everyone who’s pledged to get us to this point. Now we desperately need you again. 

We need more funding to complete the film including editing, post production and the final days of filming. 

SO, CAN YOU HELP US?

We are looking for companies / brands / people who want to help us get this important, problem-solving film finished.  Do you work for a company or a brand who wants to be part of the solution to male mental health? Or maybe you are an individual who can offer your financial support?

Ideally we are looking for 12 companies to pledge £1,000 each, but every little helps, and individual support, however small, would also be greatly appreciated.  

We believe this film can make a real difference and literally save lives. Please join us to help make it happen.

Ben and the team

 UPDATE -  WE ARE VERY NEARLY FINISHED.  SO WE NOW HAVE TO GO OUT ON TOUR.  

BUT WE COULD STILL DO WITH YOUR HELP.

Pledge £1,000 or more.

YOU GET:
• A private screening + Q&A session with the makers (UK)
• Fantastic feeling that your contribution will have helped save lives


Pledge £500 or more

YOU GET:

• A signed DVD of the film delivered by the Director (UK only)
• An invite to a screening near you.
• A personal hand written letter of "Thank You" from the Director
• A good feeling that you have contributed to saving lives.


Pledge £100 or more

YOU GET:

• A signed DVD of the final film.
• An invite to a screening near you.
• A personal hand written letter of "Thank You" from the Director
• A good feeling that you have contributed to saving lives.


Pledge £50 or more

YOU GET:

• A DVD copy of the final film.
• An invite to a screening near you.
• A personal hand written letter of "Thank You" from the Director
• A good feeling that you have contributed to saving lives.


Pledge £10 or more

YOU GET:

• A Download of the final film.
• An invite to a screening near you. 
• A good feeling that you have contributed to saving lives.

(Please contact Ben directly if you would like to discuss any of these. Thank you again.
Benakers@me.com)

Contributors filmed so far:

Simon Gunning
- CEO of CALM.

Danny Sculthorpe  - ex-Professional rugby player.

Dr Kate Wood – GP.

Dr John Barry - Co-Founder of The Male Psychology Network.

JC - Co- Founder of Movember.

Chevy Rough - The Mindful Mover.

Scott Shillum & Steve Wallington 
Founders of The Photography Movement.

John Logue - Founder of We are Hummingbirds.

Blue O’Connor - Founder of Kings, a social enterprise whose profits fund men’s mental health projects.

Ollie Alpin - Founder of Mind Journals.

Luke Ambler - Founder of Andy’s Man Club.

And many of Steve's family and friends

Want to know more?

Blog: https://stevethedocumentary.wordpress.com/

FB:  www.facebook.com/STEVEDOCUMENTARY

Insta: @STEVEDOCUMENTARY @Madewithltd

Twit:  @SteveDoco  + @benakers @Madewith_

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-12-06/bristol-film-maker-produces-powerful-documentary-on-male-mental-health-after-childhood-best-friend-took-his-life/
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