Mental States, documentary 76 & 52 min.
MENTAL STATES reveals the troubling reality of the criminalization of mental illness in North America. This is the story of a young New York-based musician living with bipolar disorder who suffers a psychotic episode leading him and his family down a very dark tunnel facing the justice system. Captured with a sensitive and poetic lens this film highlights the fight mentally ill people face when fear and stigma takes over the perception of the very people who should be protecting them. Prominent figures such as Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author and son of famous Kurt Vonnegut,(Slaughter House Five) and Mary Beth Pfeiffer author and NY Times journalist offer contrasting yet hopeful perspective on mental illness.
Myheadspace.TV is an interactive VR Video based portal to be released in 2019 produced by ID Digital Media, which uses the symbolic framework of a house and its various rooms to dive deep into the challenges of mental illness at the personal and social levels as well as the scientific and sociological levels. Myheadspace.TV is a companion platform to the documentary Mental States, offering an online outreach tool for communities, broadcasters and organizations dealing with mental health issues.
Welcome to ID Vision Films
World Class Documentary Film Production
ID Vision Films is the latest venture in a twenty-year-strong collaboration by Dan Shannon and Isabelle Depelteau, founded on original research and scriptwriting, a curious eye for moving images and an ear for rhythmic editing. More than two dozen films between them, Dan and Isabelle continue to develop and produce innovative stories for global audiences.
These are just a few of the themes our films have touched upon, from shattered post-earthquake Haiti, to the inner-chambers of NASA Labs; from the pages of Canadian history books to the sercret universe of wheelchair dancers; from Global pandemics among teens, to the lesser known lives of Hollywood A-listers, our films tell the soulful stories of voices often never spoken.
Canadian-made Films for a Global Audience
Our seasoned production team has collaborated with nearly all Canadian broadcasters and and many in the USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Australia in financing and distribution of our films. We have a long track record with Canadian and Québec funding agencies, across a range of television and digital media properties. We are constantly seeking out new co-production partners from other markets, as this has led to some of our most exciting work.