Finding ‘Mike’

Finding ‘Mike’ is the powerful and inspirational real life story of Jonny Benjamin’s search for the stranger that stopped him taking his life off Waterloo Bridge six years ago.
Postcard Productions met with Jonny – who suffers from schizo-affective disorder – at the end of last year to discuss possible film projects and having secured access subsequently devised the idea for a feature documentary that would follow him on the hunt for the man he calls ‘Mike’.
We created a social media and PR strategy to launch Jonny’s campaign which went viral across the globe. Trending on twitter in the UK as well as places as far afield as Australia, South Africa and Canda it attracted international press coverage with Jonny appearing on TV and in print across the world including CNN, This Morning and the Huffington Post.
The film captures every step of Jonny’s remarkable journey including the phenomenon of the campaign, the many leads and ‘Mikes’ that came forward and ultimately his successful reunion with the man that saved his life. Everything changed for Jonny that day, but also, as a result, he has become a mental health campaigner who in his own right has helped transform the lives of many other people around the world through his work.
Emotional, heartwarming and thought-provoking, this is a film about a simple human interaction and how one man’s kind gesture six years ago has had a huge butterfly effect beyond what anyone could ever have imagined…
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