Henry Mauldin is a producer and talent manager. His company Hendar Media develops and produces award winning scripted and non-scripted film, television and digital content. Henry recently produced “The Lucky Ones”. A film directed by Debra Wilson that tells the love story of a couple diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Listen to our conversation with Henry about the film and how it spotlights the mental health issues in the black community.
What you will hear
“The Lucky Ones” documentary film plot and purpose.
Schizophrenia definition and the invisibility and stigma of mental illness in the BIPOC community
Economics, one of the major issues in the black community.
Systemic problems that play into the mishandling of mental health episodes.
The difficulty of getting funding for the creation of “The Lucky Ones” and the depth of that struggle.
The effect of Reagan’s policies on the mental health community and homelessness.
The love story in front of and behind the camera between the couple featured in “The Lucky Ones.”
Barriers that Henry has encountered and how he has navigated them as a black creator.
“The lower your socio-economic class, the harder it is to get treatment and the harder it is for people to understand what is going on.”
“Our largest mental health facilities are jails.”
“Systems are failing people beginning in elementary school.”
“Police aren’t equipped and yet they are the first ones called when there is a mental health crisis in a community they aren’t from and they aren’t connected to.”
HenDar’s upcoming projects.
The takeaway Henry is hoping people will get from “The Lucky Ones”.
Debra A. Wilson
https://www.theluckyonesdoc.com/ (The Lucky Ones trailer)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424871/ (Butch Mystique)