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The Show Must Go On (2019)

The Show Must Go On is a personal journey behind the scenes that confronts the epidemic of mental health issues in the Australian entertainment industry.

Director:

Ben Steel

Writer:

Ben Steel

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Credited cast:
Michala Banas ... Self
Pauline Clague Pauline Clague ... Self
Susan Cooper Susan Cooper ... Susan Cooper
Chloe Dallimore Chloe Dallimore ... Self
Martin Dingle Wall ... Self
Dave Higgins Dave Higgins ... Self
Charlton Hill Charlton Hill ... Self
Shane Jacobson ... Self
Bert LaBonté Bert LaBonté ... Self (as Bert Labonte)
David Lewis David Lewis ... Self
Ada Nicodemou ... Self
Ben Osmo Ben Osmo ... Self
Andy Saunders Andy Saunders ... Self
Glenn Scott Glenn Scott ... Self
Sarah Walker ... Self
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The Show Must Go On is the first film to tell the story of the mental health of the 42,000 people working in the Australian entertainment industry. While 'show business' is often seen as glamorous, fun, exciting, and well paid, recent and alarming world-first research from Entertainment Assist and Victoria University paints a darker picture for entertainment workers. Anxiety symptoms are 10 times higher, sleep disorders are 7 times higher and symptoms of depression are 5 times higher than the national average. Suicide attempts in the industry are double the national average. This film follows former Home and Away actor and debut documentary filmmaker Ben Steel on a soul-searching investigation into why are there so many entertainment workers developing and struggling with mental wellbeing issues. Ben shares his intimate experiences living with depression and anxiety for the past few years, and along the way, we are witness to his intimate conversations with key creatives and crew, ...

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Shining a spotlight on mental well being in the entertainment industry

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Documentary

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2019 (Australia) See more »

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