LGBTQIA & Mental Health Inspired Short Film

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Kent based TV Production university student, Rebecca Barrett, along with animator Sebastian Hale and experienced movie producer Emily Kalesh, were inspired by Chester Bennington’s death by suicide and are currently on a mission to raise £3,700 to create a short film that challenges the stigma around mental health and suicide as well as showing a positive representation of the LGBTQIA community.


The cornerstone of this short film that is hoping to show an equal representation of an LGBTQIA couple – the couple is shown in a positive light, as well as raising awareness of Mental Health, suicide and domestic abuse within the LGBTQIA community. Portraying a loving relationship between the two main characters, Adam and Jayden, this project highlights the reality of mental health in the LGBTQIA community.


Inspired by the memory of Chester Bennington, co-lead singer of Linkin Park, who died from suicide in 2017. Barret has forged a relationship with other fans to bring out a message of awareness around the subject of suicide.



IT'S HAPPENING! The first EVER PR post for my short film 'One More Light' is coming out soon! Please go and follow @ToNinjas so you can see when it comes out! This is a huge deal and hopefully the start of many more PR releases to come.@aimeecarton pic.twitter.com/qlOilECrrm — Becca (@Irishgirlbragh_) September 11, 2019

At the heart of this project is its writer and producer, Rebecca Barrett. Who has encouraged those eager to learn more or, simply just keep updated on it’s progress to follow her Twitter. Rebecca has worked hard to make her social media platform a safe place for anyone in the community, whether they want to vent in a safe place, or they just want to talk.


Although we have to wait until March 2020 before the CrowdFunding page goes live, you know the moment it does this fan will be updating Get Involved!

#depression #lgbtq #mentalhealth #suicide #lgbt #funding #linkinpark #shortfilm #film #LP

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