The Show Must Go On follows former Home and Away actor and filmmaker Ben Steel on a soul searching investigation into why are there so many arts and entertainment workers developing and struggling with anxiety, depression and substance abuse and for the first time opening up a much-needed public conversation about their mental health and wellbeing. The Show Must Go On was always intended as a starting point to ignite a much bigger conversation about mental health in the arts and entertainment industry and beyond.
Running alongside the release of the film will be a national Wellness Roadshow that will be visiting major cities in Australia in October, 2019. Each event will include the screening of the film as an introduction into the conversation, along with targeted conversations, workshops and case studies that begin to examine the ways in which change can occur within the industry from the top down, rather than putting all responsibility on individuals.
With the ability to bring in experts and partnerships with organisations such as Entertainment Assist and Arts Wellbeing Collective, these events can be tailored to explore specific topics such as:
Supporting individual wellbeing within large organisations
Business for creatives (finances, inconsistent work etc)
Overcoming anxiety & depression as a creative
Help for human resources
The Wellness Roadshow will visit all corners of Australia with the ability to reach a targeted audience of industry leaders, artists and students ready to enter their related industry. Additional screenings and events are still to be announced.
2:30pm, Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
NSW Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Melbourne (Screen Forever)
10-11.00am, Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
M11, Level One, Crown Conference Centre
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank, VIC, Australia
To join us on the roadshow or to host your own event please contact Impact Producer Diana Fisk