SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
This documentary tackles the impact of mental health in professional sport through the lens of former Big Bash League cricketer, Blake Dean. Through creativity, incredible skill, and resilience, Blake quashes the criticisms, and overcomes his fear of failure to impact how the next generation of players take on the game.
CHANGING THE GAME
What is the impact vision statement
of the documentary?
Our vision is to normalise and hero the broadcasting and media coverage of men’s mental health in sport and inspire people to discuss their own mental health without fear of stigma.
What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?
To encourage the audience to discuss their own mental health
To encourage creativity when problem solving or overcoming personal obstacles
To discuss solutions around removing the stigma of mental health for men’s sport
To create more content and general awareness about mental health in sport
How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?
Through the support of Blake Dean, Cricket ACT, and Cricket NSW, we have been granted access to crucial historic footage and filming opportunities. Blake has been pivotal in ensuring the authenticity of the documentary, while Cricket ACT can further assist by introducing the filmmakers to value-aligned corporate bodies who may wish to financially support the film.
Audience Engagement and Social Impact
What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?
To spark discussions around de-stigmatising men's mental health issues
To encourage the creation of content surrounding mental health in sport
To encourage viewers to persevere through setbacks or hardships
JOIN The team
To complete production and post-production of the documentary we are currently seeking private investors and community funding through the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF).
DAF is an organisation who enable impact documentary projects to raise tax-deductible funding and make it possible for passionate philanthropists to collaborate with filmmakers to tell stories that change lives.