Powerful Short Film About Suicide Wins Art With Impact's Sept. 2017 Mental Health Short Film Competition

Animated documentary of filmmaker's own life is the 39th addition to Art With Impact's groundbreaking short film collection.

Art With Impact (AWI) is excited to congratulate Nick LeDonne for the film 'Hanging' which is the Sept. 2017 winner, and 39th addition to AWI's OLIVE Film Collection. The short film is an animated documentary following a young man through his journey of depression. His thoughts and feelings are personified in a luring dark fog and a loving mother desperately trying to save her son.

Nick grew up with a passion for the arts that quickly spilled into animation. "Hanging" has screened internationally in 28 countries, now involved with international suicide prevention organizations to open meaningful dialogue. Nick is currently an instructor at both Rutgers University-Camden and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, while also working on independent films. "Hanging" is a documentary of Nick's own experience, and he was inspired to create the film to help others. The film is all hand drawn and took 6,000 pictures to create the film. You can follow Nick's work at www.nickledonne.com.

If you give yourself the time to hang on and to address and fix your problems, and readjust where you want to go, you can make a better life.

Nick LeDonne, Winning Filmmaker, "Hanging"

Are you a filmmaker or mental health advocate with a passion for storytelling? AWI's film competition deadlines run monthly, and upcoming opportunities to submit are Sept. 30 and Oct. 31. All winning films receive a $1,000 cash prize! Learn more here.

Source: Art With Impact