Exercise is used not only for looking good or losing weight, but also for feeling good in terms of mental health.

  • Ashok Loi
  • Ashok Loi
  • Parm Sidhu
    Key Cast
  • Mathew Lewis
    Key Cast
  • Ashok Loi
    Film Crew
  • Ben Jessup
    Film Crew
  • Owen Lunt
    Film Crew
  • Jason Daley
  • Ashok Loi
  • Jim Davis
    Executive Producer
  • Vinod Govindbhai
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Wolverhampton
Director Biography - Ashok Loi

Ashok Loi is a film maker from Wolverhampton. He has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) Film & Television Production degree, at the University of Wolverhampton. He is currently preparing for his Masters Degree in Media Production at Birmingham City University. Filmmaking is his passion, telling people's stories through documentary is a stand out for him due to it telling real people's stories that viewers can relate to.

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Director Statement

My documentary is about two men who tell their experiences around mental health problems and how discovering exercise has helped them handle it much better and how exercise is so important to them due to sustaining their mental health.

This story need to be told because statistics has proven that men in the UK have the highest rates of registered suicide deaths by three quarters compared to woman. 77% men a year report stress, depression, or anxiety and only 40% of men have spoken to anyone about it. 29% said they have not done so because they are ashamed of it and 20% say there is a "negative stigma" on it regarding men who suffer with mental health problems.

It will be told through moving imagery of video footage of the two subjects exercising in the gym, outdoors and working from home, doing their daily jobs with various b-roll linked to the location that they are in.

An interview with both subjects telling their stories is used as a voiceover throughout the various footage, which match the footage used.