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One Day at a Time

We're delighted to announce Act Out’s debut film One Day at a Time.

The film was written by, and stars, members of the community theatre group Act Out, who meet weekly at the Octagon Theatre, supported by Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre and later Stone Soup.

Using their own experiences of mental health to inform the piece, One Day at a Time explores how day to day events can become overwhelming for someone living with poor mental health.  The film explores the complexities of relationships, austerity, bereavement, social service interventions and life.

The film was premiered at Light Cinema Bolton on Tuesday 12 September. 

Dawn Yates-Obé, Community Investment Manager for Bolton at Home, worked closely with the group. Dawn said: "The film was created using the script writers’ experiences of living in a neighbourhood where people often have chaotic lives, all the more amplified when someone is living with depression.  It’s a powerful and important piece, and having the opportunity to premiere One Day at a Time at Light Cinema Bolton means we can reach more people to raise awareness of the scale and impact of poor mental health; as well as inform people of available support services and community activities.”

One Day at a Time film:

Interviews with cast and crew members:


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