September 19, 2017
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About the Session:
“Hanging” is an award-winning abstract animated documentary based on the director’s near suicide attempt in November of 2014. The work is created from over 6,000 hand drawn images depicts a loving mother desperately trying to reach out to her son before it’s too late. This film itself has won numerous international accolades and is now being offered as a public visual resource to anyone looking for new ways to spread awareness. “Hanging” has been described as “powerful” by dozens of film critics and the animation quality allows it to be dramatic yet watchable for audiences. LeDonne hopes his work and personal story will help all mental health professionals to open the conversation on suicide and encourage all who struggled like him to Hang ON.
Nick LeDonne is an award-winning independent animator from Philadelphia. He is most known for his short film “Hanging” which has screened internationally in over 60 film festivals in 25 countries across six continents winning awards such as “Best Animated Short” at the 2016 Catalina Island Film Festival. Additionally, LeDonne has been a judge of the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards, has taught an animation masterclass at London’s Barbican Centre, and has been featured in various press including Animation Magazine, MadArtist Publishing, and Mental Health News Radio.