Art with impact: a conversation with student filmker sharon

One way to organize this is to promote student short films that are suited to different mental health topics. The aim is to put an end to the negative attitude towards them through torytell. The director/screenwriter, Sharon Niarko's debut short film. "

The moving movements and information that have slipped in focus give a black and white film, with a suffocating sound; a feeling that is amplioned by the original audio record that is restoring the call. The call breaks with the flat periodic signal and the deep and shunting of the cello

Common words, fire and painful for those who have already heard them play on the screen:

  • "We don't believe in therapy."
  • "It's all in your head."
  • "Maybe it's all the weird pills he's taking."
  • And then, words with their more sinister meaning, with consequences for our sex, for our culture, for our identity:

  • -"Suck it, not be a girl."
  • "Real men don't cry."
  • "You're black, it's not in our culture."
  • "Beyond Words" ("Beyond Words") "is balanced" is the approach to these incredibly complex topics with thin and almost inverse treatment of visual and several months ago I was enough to get in touch with Sharon Niarko. I need to know more about her process and the thoughts behind the film

    When did you know that mental illness was something you wanted or needed to make a short film?

    I have always had a strong desire to make an artistic contribution that would teach and be imstrict. So when I took a course of psychology at the beginning of this year, we asked to make a video of the concepts we learned during the school year, the idea of working with mental health was organized on its own. As a rule, the more you know about yourself and yourself, the easier it is to develop it. Thus, the journey from the little ideas I had in the class to the final part was rather quick and cold. He was well informed by people and his own stories of stigmatization

    What was the most difficult part of production and the direction of this short?

    The art is interpreted subjectively. And because this short goal is aimed at curbing the sustainable development of

    "Beyond Words" is your first film. What did you have in the past?

    No, that's why I'm glad he got this kind of recognition after the film competition. It will inspire me to work on something on a much larger scale

    Is mental illness a theme with all your art or just a few of them?

    It was my first short, and he was on mental health, so, so far, it was the subject. And I'd like to focus on that, because I want to contribute to mental health promotion

    Why do you think we use art to talk about mental illness?

    Well, mental health, as we know, is something big for people

    Thus, besides entertainment, we can use these important visual images to teach the general public about mental illness

    As for creativity, is it possible to find inspiration or inspiration?

    That's a very good question. Fortunately, I've always been inspired by humor, intelligence and kindness. I get it from different places and people, and even more, by God's word. With inspiration, I think that if your goal is sufficiently important, you will have few problems that will be motivated enough long enough to see its completion. And if it isn't, you will fight as much as I do with some of my subprojects (not necessarily related to the film)

    Of course, every project has the risk that you might have something that you sometimes don't know how to finish, start, or accept, but I think it's important to have periods when you back off. Tell me why you started, remind yourself that you like the process, develop new perspectives-and ultimately good work-and allow your projects to gradually take shape

    What advice do you give this-especially with mental illness-looking for a break in the work of the film industry or any other creative industry?

    Mental illness is, above all, a unique, subjective experience. And that means there's a lot of different things for different people. Thus, it is surprising that the creative industry comes with freedom and flexibility to use individual plots and perspectives in beautiful, original elements

    In fact, I would say that it is very important to get advice and feedback on your rough cut. You want to make sure that everything you want to achieve is translated without any obstacles. You know, there is this fundamental threshold, after which technical errors can cause damage to the entire production. To be honest, I look at this short and I think, " Sharon, your cut and the sound could have been better. I'm so ashamed of you. " What matters is that it was just my first, I'm the risk of my little mistakes and made the manufacturing process less solitary

    Can we expect more films made by you in the future?

    I want to have more shorts, yeah. It's so cool that you can grab a couple of friends and be like, "Hey, something next week." Do you know? And people understand and understand your ideas and want to help you see them. In addition, it will be very good to support my technique and experiment with various aspects of working with files

    You can also find "Beyond Words"

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