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23rd January 2012

The Hidden Side of Sport

We’re reaching the close of January and it’s already been a hectic start to the year. Post production is in progress on Kieron Hawkes’ dark thriller Piggy and we’re looking forward to commencing work on Fast Girls, Get Lucky and our own production The List.

A fortnight ago, Freddie Flintoff: The Hidden Side of Sport was broadcast on BBC1 and resulted in much discussion on the both the prevalence and impact of depression upon male sporting athletes, and the consequences upon their mental health and sporting capabilities of keeping their condition ‘in the dark’. Former England cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff interviewed a number of retired and active sporting greats as well as members of the public who are using sport as a recreational means of combating their depression.

The resulting discussion on Twitter, Facebook and within the media brought the subject of depression within the sporting arena (particularly upon men) into the light. The frankness of these discussion mirrored the manner in which both the interviewees in the documentary, and Flintoff himself, opened up about their own experiences and the regret in which they suffered in silence.

Creativity Media provided post production services on this documentary for production company Fullwell 73.

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