Renfrewshire’s Youth Events Panel and young creators from Create Paisley have come together to produce a spectacular stop motion film to raise awareness of mental health.
Behind the Mask, which takes a unique look at the struggles of not fitting in, connecting with others and finding your true self, premiered at the Open Minds Festival in Paisley.
The story captured the hearts of festival attendees as the film was voted as one of the top three in the arts competition filmmaking category.
The idea for Behind the Mask originated after the two groups came together with a shared goal of creating a film to highlight mental health issues and how different people experience them.
Creative mentors from Invest in Renfrewshire were on hand to teach the groups about scriptwriting, storyboarding, filming and photography.
The story was also built on inspirational quotes from the young people involved:
“Before you can connect with others, connect with yourself.”
“Never be afraid to be yourself.”
“Everyone can go through something but deal with if it differently.”
Behind the Mask portrays how connecting with others allows people to open up, be themselves and help overcome difficulties dealing with mental health.