The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people deal with depression and mood disorders. The aim of this spot was to illustrate the idea that physical exercise can help to elevate mood and lessen the effects of depression. It was a great opportunity to pursue a creative idea in the service of an organisation that does so much to help give people peace of mind.
We would like to say a special thank you to all who gave up their time in support of the shoot: Michael Clumes (hero talent); Marden Dean (D.O.P.); Chris Bland (camera assistant); Joe Brunetto (key grip); the Kedar Family, Dan Miau and Alexandria Bulgin for lending us their dogs; and Maren Smith and Sean Corcoran for the extra pairs of hands on set.
Post production wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Jungleboys post production team and Emerald City, with music composed by Ryan Grogan. Brendan Cowell provided the voiceover.