Private Project

Prescription Dream

In collaboration with Voice of Aiko, Arts Council England, and charities REST, MIND & APRIL, Enya Belak Gupta unveils a powerful new film to help tackle the global prescription drug crisis.

Prescription Dream is a slick and stylish documentary that illustrates with chilling insight the terrible impact prescription drugs can have. The tense, unnerving tone employed throughout
represents the helplessness and confusion of dependency sufferers.

  • Enya Belak Gupta
  • Enya Belak Gupta
  • Aadhar Gupta
  • Calista Kazuko
    Key Cast
  • Aadhar Gupta
    Director of Photography
  • Esmeralda Velia
    Makeup Designer
  • Elena Osipova
    1st AD
  • Sam Robinson-Horley
  • Ana Ferreira De Lima
  • Philip Reinking
    Camera Assistant
  • Fran Sokolić, Teleking, Ljubljana
  • Calista Kazuko
  • Samim Winiger
  • Miguel Toro
  • Jack Brown
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2018
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    United Kingdom
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  • 'Prescription Dream' Launch at Leman Locke
    United Kingdom
    September 28, 2018
    London Premiere
Director Biography - Enya Belak Gupta

Enya Belak Gupta is a London based filmmaker and artist. Her work reaches various artistic practices and disciplines which intertwine among each other. Enya graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with an MA in Directing Fiction films.

In recent years, she has presented her body of work as short films/music videos/choreographies at various platforms around the world.

A few recognitions and awards to name include The Ksenija Hribar, Award for a perspective dancer; directing nomination for Under25 Award for her graduation film Luminary at the Underwire Film Festival and award by Cultural Association of Slovenia for her extraordinary commitment to Contemporary Dance.

She is currently working as a freelancer, developing new projects and also collaborating with the hub for dance discovery in Europe, Aerowaves

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Director Statement

What drove us to launch this project was hearing the shocking statistics and stories about what potential harm medications prescribed by the doctor can cause and how easily this can be
helped by us just talking about it more, allowing people to make informed choices. We hope that with this emotional song, stunning video, the artistic workshops and the weekly vlog we can raise awareness on this very important subject.

In England alone there are an estimated 1.5 million people suffering from medically prescribed benzodiazepine dependency, and more than 1 million patients are taking dependence-forming drugs unnecessarily. Antidepressants are also a major problem, with statistics showing that roughly 50 Americans die from prescription painkiller overdoses every day. In partnership with charities REST, MIND & APRIL, Aiko’s Prescription Dream project will raise awareness and open dialogue on this devastating issue. The campaign includes a series of musical workshops with Let’s All Create which use art to help heal those who have been affected.

Voice of Aiko is a creative collective of musicians, filmmakers and artists joining forces to campaign for real societal change. Aiko’s first project Prescription Dream sees founder Calista Kazuko collaborate with fellow musicians Samim, Miguel Toro and Jack Brown. Voice of Aiko is grateful to be supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.