DIRECTED BY NICK CAVALIER
I have long been interested in the motivations of people. What drives them to do what they do. I believe all good art and meaningful experiences come from something deep inside a person. Often times all the world sees of us is our actions, but the core feeling behind that is rooted in pain. We seek to heal ourselves with the gifts we were given or have learned. There is an undeniable history of damaged people and moving art. The true human condition must be lived first, in order to be expressed in a pure way. ENDPAIN has been kind enough to let me explore short stories centered around these themes.

I myself have seen dark times. At the age of 10 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, at 11 I was mentally hospitalized for 6 months. At 16 I was expelled for acting out. Put in a behavioral school, and then hospitalized again, this time in isolation. Being bipolar, and having had a dark past allowed me to use my craft to express my frustrations and feelings to the world, and I believe myself to be a better person because of it. That is why I connect so deeply to these stories. I hope people can see the small piece of my pain expressed in my craft. I hope they are able to use these films to spark something inside them into a fire. Igniting a passion, and healing through it.”
Featuring Earl Granville
Earl Granville "The Weight We Carry"

Earl Granville
"The Weight We Carry"

Veteran and leg amputee, Earl Granville, takes on extreme physical challenges while carrying a cinder block as a symbol that none of us are alone in our mental burdens. Motivated by the suicide of his brother, a veteran who suffered from PTSD-related depression, Earl aims to shift perspectives around mental health in an effort to help others to do the same for themselves, and remind us all that none of us can carry the weight of our problems alone.

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