The Show Must Go On – Ben Steel’s Social Documentary
Posted by APATA | Oct 9, 2019
Filmmaker and former actor Ben Steel embarks on a soul-searching journey that looks beyond the bright lights to explore mental health issues within the Australian entertainment industry.
After nine years overseas, Ben reached the lowest of points in his battle with anxiety and depression and in 2016, gathered every bit of strength and motivation to start making this film. He wanted to find out if what he was going through, was shared by others. He was totally unprepared for just how big the problem was.
Over the course of two years, Ben travelled to Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Noosa, Melbourne and Queenstown, carrying out a total of 63 interviews with people from all corners of the entertainment industry. Screen creatives from in front of and behind the camera – actors, writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors; musicians, engineers, roadies, dancers, stage performers, artistic directors, educators, arts administrators, comedians, radio announcers and more. The resounding support and willingness from everyone he spoke to only reinforced the importance of this project and strengthened Ben’s resolve to finish the film and share it with audiences.