In The Making, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

The Voices of Men

Jonny White

Creating this film was incredibly important for me as mental health is a subject that is personal to me on many levels. Many men go through serious mental health struggles without reaching out to anyone in fear of being ridiculed. 'The Voices of Men' facilitates men telling those untold stories in a safe and anonymous way. I wanted to make this film to spotlight men's mental health and fight the ongoing stigma that is attached to it. We must create more media outlets that normalise men talking about their feelings in relatable ways, which I hope this film will contribute to that and resonate with audiences of all demographics, regardless of gender and stereotypes.

Jonny is an award-winning filmmaker based in the UK. In 2017, his short documentary, Trapped in Terror (2016) , won a Royal Television Society Student Award. He graduated from York St. John University in York with a Film and Television Production undergraduate degree in 2016, and has been working on productions since spanning across short films, feature-length films, music videos and documentaries on a personal basis, working to establish himself as a professional director.