JRN Radio Features 2016

Ryerson student creates mental health film

serena.kwok December 21, 2016 79


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Very few post-secondary students can say they made a film, with a tremendous budget of $200,000. Luke Villemaire, a fourth-year film student at Ryerson University, produced, wrote, and directed his feature film – Goliath.

Goliath Picture Book

His movie casts a spotlight on a character with mental health and the immense toll it takes on their family after a unexpected death. Goliath is Villemaire’s heart and soul and showcases the hard work that he and other post-secondary students put in.

In the feature interview with Villemaire, he reveals the inspiration behind the movie, personal experience with mental health, and his connection to Wear Your Label, a popular online retailer focusing on stigma-ending clothing.

Luke Villemaire reading

The funding controversy around Goliath will also be looked at and a quick peek for what’s to come in Villemaire’s film and television career as well.

Here’s the compelling profile on Luke Villemaire below from the weekly broadcast.

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