What is it like to go through a mental health Crisis

Mental health, Animation, Digital Arts, Collaboration

What is it like to go through a mental health crisis?

This is an animation I worked on as part of my Final Year Project module at the University of Kent. The animation, which documents mental health treatment, was produced in colaboration with the BBC South East as part of Mental Health Awareness week 2017.It tells the story of Sophie, who suffers from Borderline PersonalityDisorder, and details her experiences with mental health services in the England. We worked in a team of four people. My role involved creating all the 3D animated parts of the video. That included storyboarding, modelling and animating and rendering all the parts that tell Sophie's story.
The animation was featured on the BBC social media platforms. It was also broadcasted on TV. It was very well received to the public and it initiated a public apology by the NHS.

Year: 2017
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Collaborators: Rhianna Taylor, Roan Caulfield, Samantha Body
Role: 3D animation scenes (rigging, modelling, texturing, rendering, storyboarding)
Duration: 6 months
Tools used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro
University of Kent press release
BBC website
NHS Apologises
BBC Three
BBC South East
Mental Health Foundation

The Process


3D environments

Character design