Former Emmerdale star Dominic Power collaborates with Miskin Theatre students on a film about male mental health
18th May 2018
Miskin Theatre are proud to announce that former Emmerdale star Dominic Power has written and directed, alongside their 2nd Year Acting for TV & Film students, to produce a short film on male mental health.
The resulting film, ‘Blinds’, has been made with zero budget, and initially began as a student project, but has ultimately evolved into a discussion of society’s attitudes towards the complexity of mental health and our responses to it.
Dominic, who starred in Emmerdale as killer Cameron Murray for three years, is very passionate when it comes to the issue of mental health. He is very clear what he hopes to achieve from the film saying, “We could all probably be a little more present and compassionate to those around us. Maybe all it takes to help someone is to develop an understanding of how to really listen to someone”.
The film is broken into four parts, with each one following an individual character suffering with a mental health issues over a 48 hour period, with two of the stories focusing on male suicide. It demonstrates how society may not always be aware of what others are going through, and how being informed about the subject can potentially save people from themselves.
Blinds - Trailer from Blinds - Miskin Theatre on Vimeo.
This follows on from recent successes for Alumni of Miskin Theatre, such as Clair Norris’ recent arrival in ‘Eastenders’ as Bernadette Taylor, and Harry Reid in ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ at County Hall.
Blinds premieres at the BFI Southbank on 6th June at 2pm. If you are interested in attending this invite only industry screening, then please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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