You Are Not Alone -Feature Documentary

The Backstory

One in every five adults experience some form of mental health challenge in their lifetime. From anxiety and depression to Bipolar Disorder and PTSD, each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Yet many of us face fear, shame, or cultural stigma around seeking mental health services and resources.
 
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. We ask for your help to illuminate an incredible creative project working to fight the stigma around mental health and provide support for those living with mental illness and their families.
 
You Are Not Alone Murals- is a public art series conceived and curated by designer, illustrator, and muralist Annica Lyndenberg @dirtybandits and @sam_schutz, mental health advocate and critically acclaimed author of The Anxiety Disorder Memoir #idontwanttobecrazy
 
Initially launched in New York City in 2019, this community-based art project consists of 30+ murals globally and offers a message of hope and sparks mental health dialogue. In addition to showcasing murals, they expanded to include artists working in other mediums (digital, ink, marker, textiles, chalk, cut paper) and have already received 200+ works from 25+ countries.
 
The You Are Not Alone mural and digital art series has become a true movement! Artists worldwide have shared murals and personal experiences focusing on mental health, and the global collective of artists has become a welcoming, supportive community.
 
Our Plan
We plan to visit NYC and expand our first short documentary filmed in 2021 to an hour-long feature-length film.
This will include interviews with local artists, supporters, mental health advocates, AND of course, capturing new murals being painted.
 
We are raising funds to pay for all costs associated with production and post-production, including:
Travel costs and expenses, gear rentals, and filming costs, as well as post-production costs, including color, audio mixing, and editing.
 
 
Our Goal
 
Our goal is to create an in-depth, feature-length, and impactful documentary that helps erase the stigma surrounding mental illness AND lets people know they are seen, loved, and supported. There is power in art and community, and we hope you'll join us in spreading that message around the world.
 
Kelly & Jeremy
 
Folktale Creative, LLC.
 
 
 

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo
 
 
 
Photo @just_a_spectator
 

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo
 
 
 

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo
 

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo

Photo by Ana Maria Camejo
Photo by Ana Maria Camejo

Photo by Kelly Schaber

Donations

  • Ashlea Palafox 
    • $75 
    • 5 mos
  • Mary Furman 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Alan Gottlieb 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Asma Alahiane 
    • $150 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team: Folktale Creative (3)

Kelly Schaber 
Organizer
Austin, TX
Jeremy Nelson 
Team member
Jeremy Nelson 
Team member