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There’s no shortage of homegrown talent when it comes to filmmaking that addresses mental health. Through documentary, drama and animation, this selection of shorts demands that we consider what might be going on beneath a person’s surface. Whether based in fact or fiction, these local stories all urge humanity, empathy and understanding. 

Followed by a post-screening Q&A with Iain Robertson, Dimitris Simou and further guests.  


Tonic of the Sea

Jonathan J Scott | UK | 2017 | 8m | Documentary

A mini-documentary about one woman's experiences with mental health and sea swimming. 


Being Keegan

Short Drama Award Winner

Scottish Premiere

Stephanie Zari | UK | 2017 | 25m | Drama

A naval officer returns to his childhood home in Liverpool and the scene of a traumatic incident from his youth.



Scottish Premiere

Andy Mark Simpson | UK | 2017 | 11m | Drama

Magical realist drama about a lonely 15-year-old girl who starts baptising children in the local river.


Riding Through the Dark

Community Award Winner

Katrina Brown | UK | 2017 | 17m | Documentary

Elite and non-elite cyclists tell of the demons they encounter as they ride through mental and physical darkness.


Maybe It's Me

Animation Award Winner

Dimitris Simou | UK | 2017 | 6m | Animation

An animator reconstructs images from his past, revealing his love for his grandfather and the unreliability of memory.



World Premiere

Iain Robertson | UK | 2018 | 10m | Drama

Written by Donna Franceschild, Iain Robertson's Glasgow-set debut film focuses on a chance encounter between two strangers.

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts

350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

CCA Theatre

Fri 11th May
5:30PM - 7:30PM