The feature film PIECES aims to debunk misconceptions regarding mental illness. Commissioned by local mental health organisation HelpingMinds, the film explores characters developed from in-depth research of people with lived experience of mental ill-health and their carers.
Directed by Martin Wilson and written by Monique Wilson, PIECES tells the story of an art teacher and her recovery class who are commissioned to make the backdrop for a professional dance performance.
As a documentary film crew record the process, they uncover the incredible personal stories of the students and their battles with mental illness. These experiences not only mould and transform the final performance, but also their lives, and the life of their teacher.
WA Mental Health Week 2022 runs from 8 to 15 October and features a range of events across WA. View featured events here.