Christopher Eccleston Takes Part in 4-Minute Film About Mental Health
Thu, January 23, 2020

Christopher Eccleston Takes Part in 4-Minute Film About Mental Health

British actor, Christopher Eccleston (left), speaks in a short film about mental health / Photo by: Joanne Chaix via Wikimedia Commons


British actor Christopher Eccleston joins other celebrities in the completion of a short film created to raise awareness about mental health issues.  The four-minute movie is featured in the official website of furniture designer, Steuart Padwick, whose Talk to Me sculptures in Kings Cross, London are also seen in the film. 

Eccleston said in the movie that words are his as well as every person's business. He cited that ill-considered remarks can certainly damage people's lives. The Emmy Award-winning actor, who starred in "Thor: The Dark World" and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," meanwhile, added that carefully crafted statements can save people.

The mental health-themed film is released to back charity promotional endeavors ahead of World Mental Health Day slated on October 10.

It is based around Padwick's works of art placed at the heart of the UK capital that supports Time to Change, a charity campaign organization, as per Charity Digital News, a British online portal that keeps charities informed about digital trends, demonstrate examples of impactful digital-project delivery, and contribute ideas on how to solve today's social issues,

Dan Henshaw, a prize-winning director of music videos, advertisements, and digital content, directed the movie featuring Eccleston. Aside from the 55-year-old actor, other celebrities involved in the initiative are Ada Kammerling, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Together they encourage people to communicate with one another. They are also aiming to stir nationwide discussions about mental wellness. The film is being promoted in several movie theaters all over the United Kingdom as well as on the Internet.

Henshaw remarked how honored he is to collaborate with Padwick. He described the latter's sculptures as combining magnificent, captivating, and immersive artworks with a powerful message.

The London-based director said that, through featuring Eccleston and other public personalities, their film could reach a wider audience. Henshaw also relayed that their promotional movie will resonate with as many individuals as possible because it tackles mental health concerns that affect most people.

Padwick supports the theme of the film. He said that personal problems could come at an early age to people, and they can appear to be hopeless to get resolved. But he affirmed that communication is often the solution for people's personal burdens.