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To get ideas for, and feed into, our upcoming HVN Film Night on Friday 22 May (8-9.30pm UK time), we want to know what films you know feature voices, visions or other extreme states. We will be showing clips from a shortlist of films and choosing our ‘film night award winners’ with the help of an audience vote on the night.

Whether you’re a film buff, or an occasional viewer – it’d be great if you could fill out our polls below. The first one is your chance to list all the films you’re aware of. The other ones are there to get a sense of which films stand out to you as interesting, accurate, stigma-busting or stigma-increasing.

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We’ve started you off with a few examples … but please add your own too. We want these lists to grow 🙂

List all the films you know about that feature voices, visions or extreme states

Please add extra examples to the list! If you want to say more about the films you add, just add a comment to this post. We want to hear about the good, the bad and the quirky. We’re happy to hear about films that are meant to feature voices/visions, as well as those that take a more symbolic or metaphorical route.

What films do you know of that feature voices, visions and/or extreme states? The good, the bad & the quirky
  • A Beautiful Mind 13%, 5 votes
    5 votes 13%
    5 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Shutter Island 10%, 4 votes
    4 votes 10%
    4 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Donnie Darko 10%, 4 votes
    4 votes 10%
    4 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Split 10%, 4 votes
    4 votes 10%
    4 votes - 10% of all votes
  • The Sixth Sense 10%, 4 votes
    4 votes 10%
    4 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Constantine 5%, 2 votes
    2 votes 5%
    2 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Beach 5%, 2 votes
    2 votes 5%
    2 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 5%, 2 votes
    2 votes 5%
    2 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Sucker Punch 5%, 2 votes
    2 votes 5%
    2 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Bird Man* 5%, 2 votes
    2 votes 5%
    2 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Fisher King* 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • INK - Jamie Winans* 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Stranger Then Fiction 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • X-men 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Inside Out 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Psycho 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Field of Dreams 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Bringing Out The Dead 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 39
Voters: 10
May 14, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Voting is closed

Which films do you think have the most accurate portrayal?

Everyone’s different – so here we’re looking for films that you feel are close to your own experience, or to the experience of someone you know personally.

Which films have the most accurate portrayal?
  • Shutter Island 17%, 2 votes
    2 votes 17%
    2 votes - 17% of all votes
  • X-men 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Donnie Darko 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Bringing Out The Dead 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Split 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Field of Dreams 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • The Sixth Sense 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Constantine 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Undone* 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • A Beautiful Mind 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Inside Out 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sucker Punch 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stranger Than Fiction 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • The Beach 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Psycho 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 12
Voters: 5
May 14, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Voting is closed

Please add extra examples to the list! If you want to say more about the films you add, just add a comment to this post.

Which films do you think have the most interesting portrayal?

This might include films that you find intriguing, that approach the topic from an interesting angle or add something that makes you think. They don’t have to be explicitly/knowingly about voices/visions to count.

Which films have the most interesting portrayal?
  • Split 17%, 2 votes
    2 votes 17%
    2 votes - 17% of all votes
  • A Beautiful Mind 17%, 2 votes
    2 votes 17%
    2 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Sucker Punch 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • The Sixth Sense 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Just like me. Though the goodness of my alters developed better coping strategies than taking people captive to play out their experiences of abuses.* 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Donnie Darko 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Shutter Island 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Constantine 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Inside Out 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Field of Dreams 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Bringing Out The Dead 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stranger Than Fiction 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Psycho 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • The Beach 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 12
Voters: 5
May 14, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Voting is closed

Please add extra examples to the list! If you want to say more about the films you add, just add a comment to this post.

Which films do you think have the most stigma-increasing portrayal?

This might include films which you feel add to the stigma, discrimination, misinformation and prejudice that can surround voices, visions and extreme states. The kind of films you wish the team had come and spoken to people who hear voices first (to stop them getting it so badly wrong).

Which films are most likely to increase stigma?
  • Psycho 23%, 3 votes
    3 votes 23%
    3 votes - 23% of all votes
  • Split 15%, 2 votes
    2 votes 15%
    2 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Shutter Island 15%, 2 votes
    2 votes 15%
    2 votes - 15% of all votes
  • A Beautiful Mind 15%, 2 votes
    2 votes 15%
    2 votes - 15% of all votes
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • The Beach 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Just a schizophrenic total bullshit. Dissociative spectrum more like.* 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • The Sixth Sense 8%, 1 vote
    1 vote 8%
    1 vote - 8% of all votes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stranger Than Fiction 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sucker Punch 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Constantine 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Donnie Darko 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Bringing out The Dead 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Field of Dreams 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Inside Out 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 13
Voters: 5
May 14, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Voting is closed

Please add extra examples to the list! If you want to say more about the films you add, just add a comment to this post.

Which films do you think have the stigma-busting portrayal?

This might include films you think that challenge the stereotype (in a good way) and/or might provide some helpful non-stigmatising messages about voices/visions to the audience.

Which ones have the most stigma-busting portrayal?
  • A Beautiful Mind 29%, 2 votes
    2 votes 29%
    2 votes - 29% of all votes
  • The Sixth Sense 14%, 1 vote
    1 vote 14%
    1 vote - 14% of all votes
  • Donnie Darko 14%, 1 vote
    1 vote 14%
    1 vote - 14% of all votes
  • Shutter Island 14%, 1 vote
    1 vote 14%
    1 vote - 14% of all votes
  • Constantine 14%, 1 vote
    1 vote 14%
    1 vote - 14% of all votes
  • Inside out 14%, 1 vote
    1 vote 14%
    1 vote - 14% of all votes
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Split 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • The Beach 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Bringing Out The Dead 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Psycho 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stranger Than Fiction 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sucker Punch 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Field of Dreams 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 7
Voters: 4
May 14, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Voting is closed

Please add extra examples to the list! If you want to say more about the films you add, just add a comment to this post.

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