Given the current unrest in our community and how the society views mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress etc, we at MHT decided to look at the popular social media platforms and see if any of them had put out any content for the same. Media is a big contributor to awareness-building amongst the people, especially the youth and the team thought, why not see the content that is currently available for viewing.
The first video, with 2M plus views, that came up in our research on YouTube was ‘A Story with Depression’ by FilterCopy. We saw the video and were awed with the portrayal of this otherwise stigmatized disorder and the efforts put in by the actors, writer, director and the whole crew, in making this so relatable.
The MHT team reached out to them and Ms Preksha and Ms Pallavi graciously agreed to come to MHT Live and talk about how this video is close to both their hearts.
Watch this MHT Live to know how they choose ‘depression’ as the theme, the scriptwriting journey, from casting to directing, we discuss it all. We also talk about their personal lives, their encounter with this mental health disorder and also about media and it’s portrayal of the same.
FilterCopy is a YouTube channel owned by PocketAces that creates snackable, shareable, easy to consume short-form content that is driven by emotion and a sense of identity and community. It is one of India’s most popular digital channel streaming on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other social media apps. Short funny videos, articles, memes, sketches and film collabs, are some of the popular content of FilterCopy that will not only get you out of boredom but also keep you entertained and updated on popular issues and problems of the society.
Ms.Pallavi Kedia is a director-writer at FilterCopy. Having come from the background of commerce and advertising, she learnt to create digital content on the job and since then has created over 80 FilterCopy and Dice Media short videos. She loves making nostalgic content as much as she hates directing kids. She loves yoga but hates getting up in the morning. She loves Imtiaz Ali films as much as she hates the recent Love Aaj Kal.
Follow Ms Pallavi on Instagram – https://instagram.com/pallavi.kedia?igshid=gpst78d4l4q5
Ms.Preksha Khanna is a full-time writer and part-time overthinker. A former student of psychology, she feels strongly for the state and awareness of mental health in India and hopes to contribute her small part in making it better.
Follow Ms Preksha on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/khannamereya/
A Story about Depression follows the life of Armaan, who appears to be cheerful and energetic on the outside, but deals with loneliness, anxiety and depression in the moments he spends alone with himself. Through the video, we see him juggle between this outside persona and his internal struggle, which heightens throughout, culminating in him getting exhausted. The video ends with him finally confiding in the one person he is closest to and accepts his need for help.
About the video
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WRITER – PREKSHA KHANNA
DIRECTOR – PALLAVI KEDIA
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – ADITYA CHANDIOK
DOP – VAIBHAV LONKAR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – ANANT KAUSHIK
CAST – AYUSH NATHANI, ANANT KAUSHIK, NIKITA THOMBRE, PRATIK RATHI, PULKIT KOCHAR, SHAGUN KAZANIA
EDITOR – HIMANSHU PATEL
GRAPHICS – PARAMJEET SINGH
COLOR GRADING -VAIBHAV LONKAR
SOUND DESIGN – HARSHVARDHAN SINGH HARDIK DESAI
MAKEUP AND HAIR – NIKITA THOMBRE
DRESSMAN – MAHENDRA R PRASAD
VIDEO OPERATIONS – RAUNAK RAMTEKE
CAMERA ATTENDANT – ONE STOP CINE
LIGHT ATTENDANT – ABDUL SAMAD
LIGHTS SOUND RECORDIST – JASBIR YADAV
SPOT – JITENDRA GAUTAM
SUBTITLES – HIMANSHU PATEL
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