David Allain Reminds Us What’s at Stake

Hungry Man director David Allain has just completed a spot for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. This is a truly personal project for David. He developed the concept and wrote the script himself, and all of the monologues are quotes taken directly from real men that have used CALM in their battle against depression and to resist suicide. As he puts it, “I wanted to create mini scenes that aren’t what we expect to see and yet are rooted in the journeys of real men.” It’s not Hungry Man’s usual goofy-go-lucky schitck but we’re hoping that digression from the bits and the jokes will help to convey the severity of the issue and we can think of no better director to bring this into the light than David.