Mental health success stories were celebrated last week at a special debut of two short films.
The films, the culmination of three months' work by students affected by mental illness, premiered as part of the Creative Pathways to Engagement Project.
The project was supported by Moonee Valley - based organisation Doutta Galla Community Health, Open Channel, Penguin Artists and the State Government.
Student Adam McBide, 29, was involved in a range of areas including camera work, sound and lighting, acting and scripting.
Mr McBide said completing the course had given him better skills and the discipline to pursue future goals, including more scriptwriting.
Medication Time and Mental Health and the Media both premiered at the Cinema Nova in Carlton
(Pictured: Left to right: General Manager Dianne Couch, General Manager Gerard Reed, Open Channel CEO Jenny Hughes)