As a filmmaker, I think there’s no better way to tell a story than through documentary production. I love filming peoples stories and bring it to life.

I was awarded at
“I AM Film Festival” in London
Following the success of "Man Down"
MAN DOWN POSTER - A documentary by Elements Films

My Story About The Documentary

Man Down

By Gaz Papworth

After months of filming, editing and writing, I finally produced my first ever feature film documentary which was narrated by Shaun Dooley called ‘Man Down' - a film that could make a difference to the many men who struggle in silence.

The people in this film show true bravery and a willingness to help others. We discussed their personal journeys with their own mental health and some, their loved ones and people they know. We explored the mechanisms they had used to cope at their worst and how they could see attitudes and services around mental health changing in the future. The reasons for their involvement were for both self healing and to help others.

Revisiting such deep wounds proved a huge mental and emotional challenge for them all and I am very proud to have been trusted with such raw and difficult life stories.

My film has since had great success with a total of six public screenings, numerous corporate screenings, school screenings and in October 2019, 'Man Down' won Best Documentary at the “I AM Film Awards 2019”.

Feedback Of Viewers 

"Wow! What an truly incredible documentary. A massive credit to all the people who have spoken out and who were involved in the making. There really is help out there so please don’t be afraid to speak out. This video made me so emotional and makes you realize how lucky we are to live the lives we do"

"It was a truly poignant and thought provoking film. Upsetting and raw but a necessary watch. If the showing of this film enables every person that saw it to then help someone who is having suicidal thoughts, then the job has been done. I have boys. I want them to know it’s ok to talk. I want them to be aware of man club. I want them to be aware of choices and support"

Upcoming Documentary

Following the huge success of my first documentary, I decided to revisit the topic of mental health. The film is currently in production and covers stories on mental health in both male and females on subjects such as eating disorders, bullying and cyber bullying, Covid-19, Black lives matter and much more.


I am very proud of this documentary and looking forward to screening it to the public.


Get In Touch

If I can help you with making memories that will last a lifetime, such as your wedding, corporate event or music, please contact me in the first instance by email info@elementfilmsuk.com with a short brief of what you are looking for.