An interesting (but perhaps divisive) animation from Henry Gale.
The badger of the animation is pretty menacing, with a definite streak of dark humour, and definitely not a badger who’d give up easily. But Henry is clear:
psychosis is nothing like a badger… and tends to let go after a while.
Henry says made this animation……
to raise awareness concerning the signs and symptoms of Psychosis, in the hope that sufferers (and those around them) can seek help without fear, judgment, or hesitation.
Having walked away from two episodes of psychosis myself, I felt that the beginning stages of the illness brought me the most fear and confusion. It was a hazy, in many ways unhelpful diagnosis, that was difficult to talk about – both for its stigma and lack of clarity. I’m hoping that this video might help bridge that gap, giving sufferers, as well as their friends and relatives, a simple insight into how and why Psychosis affects people the way it does.
I know little more about Henry Gale, other than the fact that he’s a clearly talented filmmaker, has a few other videos on Vimeo, and has a tumblr page henrysgale.tumblr.com, which has among other things, info about the making of the film. Anyway, I’ve little insightful to say tonight… so, if you’re still reading, go watch the film.