I decided to make this film into an event like this to really spark a conversation about suicide and mental health, I believe you have to make it a social event.
Tell us about yourself and what you do
I’m the founder of the Creative School of Thought. We are a multi-platform creative agency that works on projects that range from film to book illustration and design. I wanted to use my creativity for good. I produce things that helps people’s perspective on the value of life.
What projects are you working on now?
Friday, October 10th is Mental Health Awareness day. Creative School of Thought is taking the opportunity to collaborate with LUKEINTERNET for the U.S. premiere of JUMP X: a full screening and live film score to the project meant to bring awareness to the epidemic of suicide and mental health. The point of the evening is to honor those we’ve lost to suicide but even more so celebrate life. So the evening is full of music, food, drinks, film, art and culture.
Can you tell us more about the movie Jump?
The film is for anyone that has looked suicide in the face and lived to tell the story. Ed takes a long walk to a bridge and has a battle over his fate with his worst enemy – his own Thought. The story is an allegory of how Sigmund Freud’s theory of the id, the ego and the super ego play out in real life.
What inspired you to create this film?
My film is inspired by people that experienced something similar. I interviewed Norma Alexander a mother that lost her daughter and in the video above you see a NYC musician that shares his side of a bridge experience. Suicide is a silent epidemic and I wanted to bring more awareness to this subject.