Collaboration |  Paddle Against Depression

Initiative taker |  Thijs van Holthuijsen

 |  Martijn van Monsjou
Production | Martijn van Monsjou
Camera | Marco Vet, Martijn van Monsjou, Maikel Hurts, Jonathan van Warmerdam, Tobias Buijs, Matthijs Westerveld, Sander Sassen
Edit | Martijn van Monsjou, Marco Vet

Special thanks to all the 736 donators for backing the project.

Partners | 113 zelfmoordpreventie, Stichting Open Mind, @Ease, BNN VARA, Plastic Whale, Roger Radios, Event Engineers, GGZ Noord-Holland, Stichting MIND, Club HUG, Youth Impact, IMC, Stichting Alles Goed.

Paddle against depression

Our good friend Thijs van Holthuijsen paddled 42 kilometres (a whole marathon!) within 7 hours on his prone board around Amsterdam. Together with Thijs we set up this event to raise awareness for depression.

We documented the whole process: the months of training, the organising of the event, a fundraisier and of course the paddle tour itself.

Combining this footage with interviews with and experts by experience , we produced a documentary about one of the most severe mental diseases of our time.

Our goal is to make mental struggles in any kind of form easier to talk about.

Video afspelen

the documentary