‘A FILM ABOUT LOVE’ offers a powerful insight into Dale’s personal journey following his diagnosis with Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Speaking about his film, Dale, who is studying for a BA in Moving Image said: “The film was created as part of my second year moving image project. I tried to make sense of what was happening to me by expressing myself through writing. Mental health is very rarely represented clearly, and as it’s such a wide subject matter, my piece only scratches the surface.
“During my recovery I’ve learned that the best way to tackle these conditions is to talk about them, yet it is still suppressed by so many, which only adds to the problems and stigma that sufferers are faced with.
“I decided to stop looking towards the media to correctly represent me and write a piece to represent myself.”
Dale’s award came from San Francisco-based Art With Impact, a body set up to promote mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media.