This film was made as part of my comedy show that I performed last mental health week in 2012! My show was called “Psychosis can be a funny thing!” where I appeared as Miss Communication with my tongue in cheek perspective of life on the other side of the hospital ward, that of the patients and of those living with a severe mental illness in our society. I seek to create change and reduce stigma though laughter.
I received funding from the Richard Lewellyn Art and Disability grant to produce it whilst performing in my one woman show and I worked on it with mentor/comedian Jo Coventry and filmmaker Lachlan Coles.
This particular story came from something a nurse used to say to me while I was a patient at Brentwood “This is not a hotel!” I thought it was funny at the time and still do! And this story is a comic way of looking at my experience in the closed ward, is just comedy, not a serious documentary.