SBS doco looks to international market

Distributor Escapade Media has secured rest of world rights from Lune Media for Osher Günsberg presented doco.

Distributor Escapade Media has secured rest of world rights from Lune Media for Osher Günsberg: A Matter Of Life And Death.

Screening this Sunday on SBS the documentary hopes to start the conversation on mental health and suicide and looks at the latest solutions on offer.

Lune Media Executive Producer Leonie Lowe said: “Millions of Australians, whatever their background, are impacted by issues surrounding mental health, mental illness and suicide – either directly, or through the experiences of friends and loved ones.

“Making this documentary we’ve had the privilege of meeting those working at the frontline of suicide prevention in Australia, as well as others who’ve been personally affected, including survivors and family members. By bravely sharing their stories, they’ve helped us put a face to the issues that affect so many of us.

“And by challenging the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, and highlighting the solutions that are out there, we hope we might be able to inspire many others to be brave and ask for the help they need.”

8:30pm Sunday on SBS.

Australia is often thought of as “the lucky country”. So why is it that eight people a day die from suicide? The situation is nothing short of a national crisis. Yet the experts agree that there are ways we can be better dealing with the issues. The SBS documentary ‘Osher Günsberg: A Matter of Life and Death’ will provide a comprehensive portrait of suicide in Australia today. Through the prism of Osher Günsberg’s own mental health experience, he’ll investigate why suicide rates remain high in Australia, and feature what is being done to mitigate the problem. The documentary will focus on solutions and what Australia and Australians can do to reduce the national suicide rate. In fact, the mission statement of this film is to go beyond the informative. Its charter is to be part of the solution and actually help stop suicide by offering hope and some practical answers.

Produced by SBS and Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW and directed by Jodi Boylan.

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