"Dear Father" – A story about Men's mental health


An animated video bringing awareness to the stigma of men's mental health problems.

This piece is a group project between me, Julia Olsson, Sol Lignell Torniainen, David Skotte, and Antonio Leppe.

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We wanted to address the problem of the mental health issues of adults, and the taboo of speaking out about their problems.
A few steps into the process, we narrowed our target audience to men around 40-60, because of the gender-related stigma about reaching out for help.
Our story is narrated by a woman, reading a letter to her father, who she fears suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts.

Daughter and Superdad Scissors

Two of the scenes I animated: "Superdad" and "Cutting the rope".

WIP of tie turning into noose WIP of Hands

Rough frame-by-frame animation for the tie turning into a noose & the dad joining hands with his daughter.

I was the project manager for this piece. I also wrote the script, illustrated, animated, and did the final compositing.
We did a combination of vector animation in after effects and frame-by-frame in photoshop.

Storyboarded by Sol Lignell Torniainen & Julia Olsson
Character design by David Skotte
Music by Olof Pettersson

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