The global pandemic and stay-at-home measures have brought to light a number of socio-economic disparities. The stories collected throughout this project cover a diverse range of topics surrounding mental health. Topics such as personal loss & grief, the impact of trauma, homelessness, addiction and methods of recovery.

These stories aim to open up conversation about mental health and offer solutions to become better connected in a world post-lockdown.

Find out more here.

On August 20th 2020,

we began walking 500+ miles from Salisbury to Glasgow, while collecting stories across the country.

 

Early August 2021,

we will begin our next section on the long

road up to the finish line.

 

Find out more here.

Submit your story

 

We raised over

£2300 for two incredible charities along the way

WildernessFoundationUK helps vulnerable youths and adults nationwide through different ongoing projects and programmes, where participants take part in conservation and environmental education. Their work helps individuals combat personal problems, learn new skills and develop a greater understanding of the natural world and how it can be hugely beneficial to mental well-being.

Donate to Wilderness Foundation UK here.

SSAFA have been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Veterans are among the highest number of people in the UK who struggle with support after their service has ended. We've chosen SSAFA as they are committed to identifying and working closely with these vulnerable communities in the Forces during and after their service.

Donate to SSAFA here.

Why these two charities?

In light of lockdown restrictions across the UK

We will be keeping our production team and any contributors to the project safe and secure with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

We will be staying up to date with the latest local lockdown news ensuring production follows government protocol.

 

Eco-friendly production

From eco toothpaste to plastic free teabags, we're committed to ensuring that our 500 miles are left as we found them, with as little impact on the environment as possible. We'll be stopping off at local farms and plastic-free stores along the way so contact us if you see we are nearby.

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Meet The Team

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Director/ DOP

Giulia Franchi

 

Her history with outdoor projects over the years include shooting World Champion Bellyboarders in Cornwall, surfers in Central America and the Indian Ocean, along with wildlife conservationists in the Middle East. Her directing debut from her Masters in Film & TV was Shortlisted for ITV Best Student Documentary at the Annual Grierson Awards 2017.

 

Since then her latest short film 'HIMA' has been shortlisted for Ocean Film Festival's World Tour while making the official selection for Arab Women Film Festival in Denmark. Alongside self-shooting and directing Gone To See, she has also turned her skills to location scouting for BBC/ Amazon drama 'Chloe'. Upcoming projects also include shooting for Barbara Santi's BFI backed feature documentary, PROTEST.

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Co-Producer

Katherine Press

Katherine’s work encompasses everything from documentary to comedy drama. She produced Giulia’s Grierson Award-shortlisted doc Babies & Bellyboards whilst they were studying for their MA, and has just completed BFI Network-funded drama short A Noble Truth, directed by Tia Salisbury.

 

Katherine is a member of BFI Network x BAFTA Crew and a BAFTA Producing Mentor, and is currently being mentored herself by Johnny Fewings, former MD of Universal Pictures. She was selected as a BFI South West Emerging Producer in 2018 and also for their Producer Lab in 2019.

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Co-Producer

Ella Turner

At university Ella specialised in journalism and producing, and since remaining in Cornwall to live and work, she has worked as producer, production manager, production coordinator and editor on award winning feature films and shorts.

 

For her own work, Ella has been commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the New Creatives scheme, and by The Hypatia Trust for her documentary work. Whilst film and TV occupies most of her mind, she manages Talula Cup UK, a women's menstrual health business based in Cornwall and linked with Zambia.