The Good Medicine Project was created by Samia Goudie in conversation with Magali McDuffie and myself in July 2016, following Samia’s interests in helping younger Aboriginal people gain support with mental health and well being issues.
The GMP initiative was a continuation of the work Samia had undertaken in the space and our role was to provide services as both filmmakers and web content developers.
The terms of contract for this project were to:
Establish and create an online presence - domain registrations and website service administration;
Construct a Squarespace site and propagate with content over a year - completed;
Create an Indiegogo site to raise funds for GMP - completed;
Promote GMP - via social media presence - completed;
Design logo for GMP - completed
The main premise of the project is captured in the project description that remains in the archive of the project website.
An international feature length film shot in HD that is Aboriginal Goori written and directed. This film will be shot across a number of Australian locations by award winning filmmakers with actors and support crew.
52 minutes of culture, country, listening deeply, connecting in love, sharing, healing featuring storylines that address the suicide epidemic we have in Australia and around the world. Excerpts from interviews with Aboriginal Elders, leaders and custodians who are working together to address this issue will also feature in the film project website.
In Aboriginal Australia, we have the worst statistics in the world and children as young as eight have taken their lives. Aboriginal Elders, leaders and custodians are working to support those in need and beyond their immediate communities. This film in many ways is about the challenges we all face in life, the hope that is generated when we help others and ways we learn to live a healthy life and happy life no matter what we the challenge.
This film is about action, about healing, about wellness. Stories of enduring strength, amazing resilience, incredible achievements despite the odds. Stories of good things. Dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety. This film will action change by connecting people and affecting change across the world.
It will create conversations and lead to actions. Together we can make a difference and this film is a stepping stone to the bigger vision. We aren’t going to stop, we have big dreams, we have many amazing people and we know you are one of our supporters.
Join us, help us, support us.
Let’s build this film together!