Authors: Zapruder’s other films WRITER/DIRECTOR SUPERVISING PRODUCER:Sonya Pemberton
Event: 2008 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: NSW
Award level: Winner
Award category: Broadcast
Abstract: What does it feel like to lose your mind and can you get it back again? In seeking to answer these questions, Andrew Denton journeys into the world of mental illness, a world that is often invisible because – in our fear – we choose to look away. Starting at the 2007 Annual Mental Health Services Conference in Melbourne, Andrew meets people from many walks of life who have struggled with severe mental illness. The stories of these “ghosts in our midst” are frank, surprising and deeply moving. Angels and Demons provides a rare insight into the experiences of those with mental illness. Deeply confronted, Andrew discovers the possibility of a better life for people often dismissed as beyond hope. Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia's leading documentary writers, directors and executive producers, consistently creating intelligent, high rating television programs. From 2004 to 2006 Sonya was Head of Specialist Factual at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sonya has written, directed and/or executive produced over 50 hours of television documentary. Her films have won over 30 international awards.