What Our Film Is About
Mental Illness effects everyone in some aspect. Whether they know someone who suffers from it or personally do, it is an issue that effects us all. With this film we want to bring into the spotlight what those who suffer from mental illness go through on a daily basis, we also want to take a probing and uncomfortable look into all aspects of the mental healthcare system. Our main goal with this to create change in the current healthcare system, eliminate some of the stigma of mental illness and finally make the topic of mental health no longer taboo.
Background On Myself
My name is Wes Beiko, I am a 19 year old two time Int'l award winning filmmaker. I am also the owner of Okotoks based media production company 528 Evenings Media . My main goal in life has always been to help people. Over the past two years I have finally had the means to be able to begin helping people. This started with just doing acts of kindness in my everyday life and soon spread to making a 4 award winning documentary for "The Owen Hart Foundation ". In turn this brought about more awareness to the foundation helping hundreds of people in need. During and shortly before the Nepal 2015 earthquake I worked closely with the "For the Love of Children Society of Alberta " producing and editing videos for them. This in turn helped raise money for the thousands of children and their families worldwide under their care. Now I have my sights set on the mental health system. I personally have and still do deal with mental illness in my everyday life and know how debilitating it can be. I feel with my ability to tell a story, first hand experience with mental illness and proven experience with making award winning films, I can bring the issue of mental illness into the spotlight and bring about change for those who so desperately need it.
What Will The Donations Go Towards?
All donations will be going towards covering the cost of production and distribution. This will include things such as travel expenses, legal costs, website hosting, storage and backup, video distribution and hosting services, editing and filming costs, shipping costs and finally the cost of producing Blu Rays and DVDs. We are also planning to purchase another high quality microphone for when we start filming.