Incredible night at the BFI London Film Festival to watch the world premiere of EVELYN directed by shred brother and two-time Academy Award winner, Orlando Von Einseidel. From the original footage of their childhood – the board sport culture – the diversity of the conversations between family members, friends and the randoms met whilst out on the walks, all made for a rich tapestry of bare-knuckle confrontation on a truly difficult subject, that, particularly from a male perspective, compelled one to question pre-loaded ideas of masculinity and engage in conversation. #letstalk

Thank you Orlando and best of luck for the film as it tours the country. If you’re in London it is on again tonight Curzon Cinemas in Mayfair, Edinburgh on the 27th, York on the 28th, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford, Norwich, Exeter, Brighton… hopefully you can’t miss it. Also, there are organised walks after the screenings so get involved!

EVELYN approaches the subject of suicide through the eyes of the friends and family impacted. Worldwide, an estimated 20 million people attempt suicide every year. These figures are shocking, but they also show that suicidal feelings are something that many of us may experience at some point in our lives.

Despite increased public awareness, suicide and mental health problems still carry a huge stigma, which stops people from sharing their feelings or struggles.

If you, or someone you know needs support, there are lots of organisations that can help right now. You do not need to struggle alone. SAMARITANS operate a free 24-hour support line, which is available for anyone to call – you can talk to their phone line operators about any issue, no matter how big or small. Call 116 123
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY (CALM) help to provide support for men who are struggling with mental health or suicidal thoughts. Their free helpline is available from 5pm to midnight every day Call 0800 58 58 58