8 lives untethered.
8 voices in the dark.
8 stories of adversity.
8 lost souls looking for hope.
An 8-part web series
SERIES LAUNCH: 23 February 2023
6pm, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra
From the Fragments Creator
Fragments has been quite a journey, both literally and metaphorically. I started writing on mental health in 2016 when I was experiencing some very difficult and challenging issues in my life. I never imagined that these seeds would germinate and soon flourish on stage, in paperback, on the web and on the big screen. I have been inspired, challenged, stressed, confused, elated and more as I continue to adapt the Fragments for new audiences and to explore other mental health and wellbeing projects through Big Ideas Press.
It takes a village to produce a short film, let alone eight, and I am grateful beyond words to the amazing team of dedicated filmmakers – cast, crew and creatives – for the skill and passion that they brought to this project. I am especially grateful to the ACT Government, which funded several iterations of Fragments in recent years through artsACT, and to producer Dan Sanguineti who brought the same passion to the work as I did, along with his technical expertise.
The short video below provides a brief overview of my Fragments journey. My aim has always been to invite conversation about mental health for people of all ages, with a via to reducing stigma. Feedback is always welcome. Please feel free to contact me anytime: email@example.com.
Fragments – The Journey (8-minute video)
The Fragments Team (Web Series)
The Fragments web series was made possible by the hard work, collaboration, dedication and inspiration of a talented and diverse production team.
Writer/Executive Producer: Maura Pierlot
Producer: Dan Sanguineti
Associate Producer: Miguel Gallagher
Creative Producer: Maura Pierlot
Creative Director: Shelly Higgs
Cinematographer: Miguel Gallagher
Short Circuit – Director: Joshua Koske; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Tom Bryson
In My Head – Director: Carl Emmerson; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Linda Chen
Good for Nothing – Director: Matthew J Thompson; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Art/Animation: Frances Adams; Actor/voice: Ankush Khanchi
Picture Perfect – Director: Julia Faragher; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Jade Breen
Pretty Stupid – Director: Declan Shrubb; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Rahel Alemseged
She – Director: Denai Gracie; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Brendan Kelly
Roller Coaster – Director: Anthea Staats; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Erin Pierlot
Now You See Me – Director: Shelly Higgs; Writer: Maura Pierlot; Actor: Zane Menegazzo
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IMAGES: Please see ‘Photos’ in main menu for image downloads and credits.
© Maura Pierlot 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022