The brief I constructed detailed that the project should focus on how cinematherapy can be used to help people’s mental health. I planned on creating a publication with interactive digital features to enhance the experience and add understanding to the topics and films discussed. I created an easy-to-read guide to contemporary cinema and cinematherapy collating 36 films concerning a range of 9 topics that are concerns and stresses for the target audience. Working with Margot Escott, licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience, I received expert advice on my book from a professional in her field. The resources available in the book and the website allow a reader to seek the professional help they may require in addition to the support in the book.
Life Unscripted is a fun and easy guide to contemporary cinema and introduces the mind to cinematherapy, a new way of using film to benefit your life. With every chapter, a new set of contemporary films to help you through lifes’ issues and stresses, comforting and advising you on ways to cope and providing support along the way. Seek comfort, joy and reassurance from some of the best that cinema has to offer through a unique digital experience.
The book appeals to a large audience of young adults looking for a new way of exploring film and their mental health. The immersive digital features allow for the reader to have a greater understanding of the themes within the films and the topics as a whole.