Film Director Hezues R Focuses on the Issue of Mental Health With Upcoming Movie, 'Suicide Saint'

Hezues R

A noted director Hezues R, who's worked with the likes of Sean P. Diddy Combs and Ciroc Vodka on successful media campaigns, plans to address the issue of mental health, through a new movie that is currently in development, "Suicide Saint". 

The timing for Hezues R to create his latest work couldn't be better, according to recent statistics. The World Health Organization (WHO) states over 800,000 people commit suicide every year – that's one person every 40 seconds. Also, the National Council for Behavioral Health notes that 46% of adults in the USA experience mental illness. In communities of color, according to the non-profit community organization Mental Health America, out of 13% of Black Americans in the USA (according to the Census Bureau), 16% reported having mental illness – that's over 7 million people (more than the overall populations of Chicago, Philadelphia and Houston combined). Finally, the Center for Disease Control published that suicides and attempted suicides cost the nation almost $70 billion per year in lifetime medical and work-loss costs alone.

In regards to filmmaker Hezeus R, not many creative folks have been honored by one President of the United States, let alone two. Then again Hezues R isn't your average filmmaker, as none other shares the combination of his adversity and accolades. All the more reason why the entertainment industry is taking notice of this film protégé’s next project, "Suicide Saint."

At 22 years old, Hezues R survived a barrage of bullets fired at him point-blank 22 times by three would-be assailants. His survival is nothing short of a miracle but still not as miraculous as his meteoric rise in entertainment, from high school dropout and drug dealer to self-made creative titan – no college, mentor, backers or connections – just a relentless work ethic and pure undeniable talent. From creating the official fragrance for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to running Sean P. Diddy Combs’ advertising campaigns (Ciroc, Sean John , Deleon) as an executive producer, Hezues R found creative ways to give back and interject social impact in his content, like the critically acclaimed film, "April Showers."

With suicide rates rapidly increasing and almost half of adults experiencing mental illness, Hezues R's mission is to save lives by making the film "Suicide Saint" and, in the process, change the protocol of Hollywood. He believes in art over algorithms and that films shouldn't just be made for profit but the added value of social good and the sake of creating something beautiful and inspiring. Hezues R is gaining fast followers, such as the United Nations, as they've selected his upcoming film as the sole movie they're endorsing in the International 40 Days Safer Cities initiative – with "Suicide Saint" being day #20, which also falls on October 10 - World Mental Health Day.

Website info - HezuesR.com/bio; Media inquiries – Angelo Ellerbee (angelo@dxxnyc.com)

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