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SOMETHING FOR YOUR MIND

'When a successful podcaster tests a mind-altering device to question the ethics of her mental health content, she unleashes dire consequences that expose the dark side of the wellness industry and the dangers of misinformation.'

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About the film

"Something For Your Mind" serves as a powerful exploration of various themes, including the impact of social media and content creation on mental health, the dangers of profiting from spreading misinformation, and the toxicity of forced positivity. It raises important questions about the responsibility of influencers and the potential harm that can arise from exploiting vulnerable audiences. In addition to serving as a commentary on the dangers of social media and its impact on mental health, "Something For Your Mind" also explores the potential of one of the newest storytelling devices - UNREAL Engine.

 

Unlike any narrative film before it, our film integrates this technology into the storyline, presenting it as a natural extension of the narrative rather than a driving force for storytelling. In a ground breaking approach, we crafted a sequence entirely using Unreal Engine, incorporating motion and facial capture of the actors' performances. What sets this apart is that every element within the Unreal world mirrors aspects from the live-action film, creating a seamless blend between the two realms. Our primary objective was to demonstrate that even low-budget filmmakers can leverage Unreal Engine to expand their creative horizons, provided the story justifies its use.

 

"Something For Your Mind" exemplifies how this cutting-edge tool can be harnessed to elevate ideas and artistic expression, irrespective of financial limitations. By utilising Unreal Engine in a unique and purposeful manner, we aimed to push the boundaries of storytelling and ignite inspiration within the filmmaking community. With its thought-provoking narrative and atmospheric visuals, "Something For Your Mind" aims to engage viewers in a thrilling and introspective experience. It challenges the audience to reflect on the moral implications of the wellness industry and the importance of critical thinking in an era where misinformation and toxic positivity can easily spread.

Starring: Phoebe Marshall Eleanor Jackson Produced by Step Three Media Written & Directed by Kamil Dymek DOP: Mikołaj Bakalarz VFX & Unreal Animation: Paweł Ptak Original Music: Oli Knowles Sound Mixing & Design: Tom Keech Colourist: Tash Ariel Hicks Colour: Coffee & TV Hair & Makeup: Beyana Angelova 1st AC & Focus Puller: Alex Agopian Editing: Kamil Dymek

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