The Girl on the Bridge
Written by Brooke Koppens on October 2, 2020
Something that started as a web series called “Jessica’s Tress” has grown into a very eye opening 90 minutes for most. New Zealand film-within-a-film “The Girl on the Bridge” is set to releasing during Mental Health Awareness Week. Filmed over a 2 year period that focus on the rise of Jazz Thornton from her personal struggles with mental health to becoming an advocate for this taboo topic of suicide.
“by talking about her own story she [Jazz] gives others permission to talk about it as well”
Brooke from Coromandel CFM chats to one of the producers Alex Reed, finding out what went into creating a film like this and what we can take out of it. Visit there website to watch the full film and explore the tools they have set up to educated and make us more aware when it comes to mental health. On the website you’ll find places you can get support as well as video messages from a police officer, psychologist and Jazz herself. Find there website link and listen to the full interview with producer Alex Reed below: