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Adventures in Mental Health

Adventures in Mental Health, a 25-minute animated short, features four whimsical and thoughtful episodes from the life of a long-time mental health counselor. Although told with sensitivity and empathy, the animation style and the narrative tone remind the viewer that the most serious of subjects can best be told with a healthy dose of humor.

  • Palmer Holton
    When the King Held Court (ESPN, 30 for 30)
  • Sam Gladding
    Senior Executive Producer
  • Palmer Holton
  • Sam Gladding
  • Sandra Dickson
    Executive Producer
    The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, Negroes with Guns
  • Chris Zaluski
    Associate Producer
    Wagonmasters, Shipping Home
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Palmer Holton

Palmer Holton is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Lexington, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s creative writing program, and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. He has made documentaries about Elvis Presley, polar bears, LSD researchers, and small town funeral directors. His screenwriting work has been awarded and recognized by the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, the UCLA Professionals Programs, the Austin Film Festival, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship.

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