The short has gained recognition at some international film festivals.
Thank You For Sharing deals with mental health and psychosis
Mumbai - 16 Feb 2022 20:00 IST
Writer-director Dynal Ferns’s English short film, quirkily titled Thank You For Sharing, deals with the subject of mental health and psychosis. It was the third quarter-finalist at the Golden Short Film Festival in Rome and was also selected at the International Shorts 2021 in Australia. It has also received its first Indian nomination for Short of the Month at Shorted India.
Thank You For Sharing stars Rishi Hapawat along with Mansi Rachh and Udit Arora.
According to the makers, the film 'takes a sharp look at the blurry line between incessant thoughts and mental illness. When can we classify that unbearable voice in our heads as a disease? The film explores the loneliness of psychosis and how alienated one can feel when nobody around us can understand what we are experiencing.'
In a statement, Dynal Ferns said, “I believe there always has been a certain level of dysfunctionality in human behaviour, whether sudden anger, enduring sadness or an emotional dis-balance, and how difficult it is to open up about these dysfunctional behaviours.”
He added, “Although psychosis and schizophrenia are termed clinical mental disorders, it always has been a fight within one trying to overcome them. The comedy in the story twinkles within the character’s struggle and outburst among the sane, but the darkness stays in the emotional exertion and derided reality that he is trying to blend in with.”
Thank You For Sharing is available on YouTube and will soon be available on a few over-the-top (OTT) platforms as well.