Collaboration | Paddle Against Depression
Initiative taker | Thijs van Holthuijsen
Director | 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.