This is a positive film.
A hopeful film.
After a year which we’d all happily leave behind I wanted to create something that could help people who were struggling with their mental health.
This is a film about my good mate – The Loosehead – Joe Marler – England rugby legend.
Joe’s been very open about his depression, he’s a giant, a larger than life character. He has tremendous empathy.
In this film he travels the country and meets extraordinary people, each finding a different way of letting the light in.
It’s time we all understand that depression and mental illness are part of life and that we don’t have to soak up the pressures of modern life alone.
This film aspires to inspire
It’s good to talk.
A Ridley Scott Creative Group/RSA Films Production
Big Boys Don’t Cry
Filmed and Directed by
Senior Story Editor
For RSA Films
For Brand Directors
Director of Photography
Very Special Thanks To
Daisy, Jasper, Maggie & Felix Marler • Marcus Smith • Will Stadler • Paula Bendon • Vivienne Rickman • Hamish Mackay-Lewis • CEO of Calm: Simon Gunning •
Milla Alexander • Maggie Norris & The Big House Drama Group
Nicki Williamson & The Tottenham Community Choir
Salty Sea Birds
Second Unit Director
Executive Producer for Absolute Post
Executive Producer for Eclectic TV
Original Music by
Smith & Elms/Eclectic Music
“Less life” by Someone Anyone
Production Operations Manager for Sky
Senior Producer for Sky Sports
Executive Producer for Sky
Made in association with
© Sky UK Limited 2021