Zlatan

“My name is Zlatan. Actually, it’s my nickname. My real name is Jöran, but people say I look a lot like Zlatan Ibrahimović. You can’t blame him for that.”
“I suffer from a bipolar disorder, which makes me vulnerable to episodes of depression, mania and psychosis. I have been down and out completely, but I have also experienced spectacular heights. At the moment, I’m coping quite well with my disorder and most of the time I’m fairly content with my life. This is not the case, however, for every bipolar person. During one of my psychiatric hospitalizations one of the other patients committed suicide; I, too, was close to taking my own life. Bipolarity can be a fatal illness, and it has already claimed many victims. To these victims I would like to dedicate this project and I hope it will make a crucial difference to the lives of others.”
“What is my plan? Well, I would like to make a documentary film. About myself, and in a sense, for myself as well. Presenting myself as an example, I would like to shed some light on bipolarity from different perspectives, to break the bipolar disorder taboo and generate awareness among various target groups (patients, nurses, psychiatrists, family, friends, etc.). It’s going to be an inspiring story, with which people will be able to identify; a story in which I’m going to confront myself with my dark past, but which will also offer hope: how to deal with this illness?”

“A mania feels like trying to squeeze 10 GB onto a 256 MB USB stick. You can really feel it “crackling”.

“Nowadays I’m not afraid anymore to be frank about my illness. This hasn’t always been the case. The last time I denied that I was ill and didn’t take my medication I ended up in a police cell, which to me seemed like a room full of cameras. From that moment on I thought that everything was being filmed, and my life felt like a big reality show. I can understand that not everyone is able to wrap their heads around what this must have been like. In this documentary film I want to show what a person with this illness sees, feels, thinks and hears. I want to show how my delusional state of mind compares to reality.
Last year I requested copies of all my medical records concerning my various periods of hospitalization. When reading them, I saw myself and the locations of the past again. I would like to discuss what happened to me with the nurses, psychiatrists and the people close to me who helped me during those times of crisis. Almost everybody that has been involved with me and my illness over the past few years has expressed their willingness to participate in this project. It would be a shame not to grasp such a unique opportunity. However, it’s crucial to go about in a professional way: we only have one chance to do it right and make an impact.
When preparing for this project, I experienced how valuable it is to be open about my illness. And fortunately the people close to me agreed. Many people are now dedicating themselves to make it a successful film project without being paid. Really good conversations have ensued and I already feel I have made a small contribution to breaking the mental illness taboo. This fills me with even more energy to press on with my project.
In order to be able to move to the next step, your support would be most welcome, too. I hope you will help me to make my dream come true by making a donation. With your financial help we can make a fine documentary film. In this way, we can also help other people who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the people close to them.”
Jöran Moerkens

Trailer

Team

Bas Mollevanger

Interviewer

Joris Sluiter

Filmmaker

Stef Schenkelaars

Projectleider

Iris Gerritsen

Social Media

Jane Klein

Web & Design

Stichtingsbestuur: Verona Kuijpers (voorzitter), Jolanda vd Braak (secretaris) en Wim Busink (penningmeester)

“Wij zijn naast vrienden ook gepassioneerd filmmakers. Ondertussen al 15 jaar actief op het gebied van film en video. In dit project kunnen we onze passie voor filmmaken inzetten om te strijden voor dit goede doel. Meer aandacht voor bipolariteit en mentale ziektes in het algemeen. Wij zijn met veel plezier en volle overgave bezig met dit project.”

Joris en Ralf

“Als kind, zus en partner heb ik al mijn hele leven te maken met bipolariteit en heb ik veel (te) gekke dingen meegemaakt. Ik zou vroeger de kennis van nu over deze ziekte gehad willen hebben. Ik ben voorzitter geworden van stichting take4  omdat ik iedereen naast kennis ook de openheid gun die nodig is om met elkaar de moeilijke kanten van deze ziekte bespreekbaar te maken.”

Verona

“Wat gaat er in iemands hoofd en lijf om tijdens een psychose, manie of depressie? Hoe reageer je daarop als vriend of naaste? En is dat wel de juiste reactie of had je beter iets anders kunnen zeggen of doen? Door er in alle openheid met elkaar over te praten, word je wijzer en kom je samen verder. Ik ondersteun Jöran dan ook van harte bij zijn missie om het taboe op bipolaire stoornissen te doorbreken.”

Jolanda

Our goals

To break the taboo and increase understanding by presenting the various aspects of the disorder.

To increase knowledge on bipolar disorders by creating suitable video content to support psychological education.

To offer a message of hope and of taking one’s life in one’s hands again.

Early detection of bipolar disorder, both with patients themselves and the people close to them (including health care professionals / care providers).

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Please select one of the sponsor packages below or donate whatever amount of money you like. Of course, you can donate anonymously as well. You can find the donation button right below each of the different packages.
If you would like to receive something in return, don’t forget to fill in your name and email address in the contact form right below the donation button!
In case your payment through iDeal hasn’t been successful, you could also try to donate to our foundation’s bank account NL55 INGB 0009 3186 93, referring to Stichting Take 4.

Donations can be made to the Stichting Take 4 (“Take 4 Foundation”) bank account, a foundation that aims to promote knowledge on bipolar disorders. The foundation is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, No.75645343.

More about Stichting Take 4

Sponsorship packages ‘Zlatan is Crazy’

€10

Crazy, man!

JYou’ll get the link to the online screening premiere. Thanks for your support!

€25

You’re nuts about ‘Zlatan is Crazy’!

You’ll get a ticket for attending the screening premiere and the link to the online premiere. Thanks a lot for your support!

€50

Cuckoo!

You’ll get 2 tickets for the screening premiere and the link to the online premiere. Thanks awfully for your support!

€75

Mental!

You’ll get 2 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item. Thanks a million for your support!

€100

You’ve got a crew loose!

You’ll get 2 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item. In addition, the closing credits will include your name/logo. Thanks a billion for your support!

€150

Bonkers!

You’ll get 3 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item. In addition, the closing credits will include your name/logo. Mega thanks for your support!

€225

Welcome to my world!

You’ll get the opportunity to experience what it is like to have a psychotic episode. Through the Virtual Reality App/Experience “De Verwarde Man” (The Confused Man) you’ll find out that the boundary between sound and confused behaviour is not that clear-cut. You’ll also get 4 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item. In addition, the closing credits will include your name/logo. Thanks ever so much for your support!

€500

Are you manic?

Then spend your money on this film and make the world a little better! You’ll also get 4 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item; the closing credits will include your name/logo and your name will be mentioned on our social media channels. Many, many, many thanks!

€750

Completely mad!

JYou’ll get to spend a day behind the scenes during one of our film shootings! You’ll also get 6 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item; the closing credits will include your name/logo and our social media channels will make special mention of your name. Muchísimas gracias!

€1500

As mad as a hatter!

You’ll win a meet-and-greet with the real-imitation Zlatan! You’ll also get 6 tickets for the screening premiere and a ‘Zlatan is Crazy’ merchandise item; the closing credits will include your name/logo and your name will be mentioned on our social media channels. My eternal gratitude!

€2500

You’re not all there!

You’ll get all the aforementioned perks and you will be contacted in order to find out what I can do for you to express my eternal gratitude, which defies description!!

€50.000

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 

if you read this: this one’s for you. You can help out your ‘crazy’ Dutch clone by supporting this project, through which you can actually save the lives of people with a bipolar disorder. We will arrange subtitles to release it globally in order to increase our impact. Zlatan, you’re the best!

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