2014 | UK | Documentary

Last Chance Saloon (part 1): Twink, the band and bipolar

  • English 11 mins
  • Director | Barry J. Gibb
  • Writer | Barry J. Gibb

Last Chance Saloon is the story of Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning, a troubled, magnificent man living with bipolar disorder, and his unique attempt to understand the science behind his, and many other, mental health conditions – all while getting ready to play the biggest gig of his life.

In part 1, Twink explains why he’s so motivated to understand mental illness, in all its forms. He reveals how he went from being a talented child with a camera to official photographer for The Jam, at the time one of the biggest bands in the UK. We’ll also meet Twink's own band, The Tinstones, and learn of Twink’s devastating awakening to his own serious mental illness.

Directed, filmed and edited by Barry J Gibb (Mosaic, 2014).

To find out more about mental health, visit:
National Centre for Mental Health: ncmh.info/
Mind: mind.org.uk/
Bipolar UK: bipolaruk.org.uk/
Time To Change: time-to-change.org.uk/

Bipolar Disorder Mental Health Illness Photographer psychology
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