Heartthrob actor Kofi Siriboe, is stars in OWN’s Queen Sugar just released his first directed short documentary WTF Is Mental Health? which deals with mental health issues the Black community.
Filmed in the Bronx, New York the film focuses on seven subjects and the stigma and issues that they face dealing with mental illness.
Siriboe released the short doc to HuffPost and spoke to the news site about the film and his first attempts at jumping behind the camera into production. WTF Is Mental Health?
“Making ‘WTF Is Mental Health?’ has been a part of a healing process for me, one I’m still exploring,” Siriboe said. “It’s the companion piece to ‘Jump,’ a short film I made after a mentor and big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d been cast in ‘Queen Sugar.’ I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold ‘Jump,’ I realized the true conversation I was craving centered on young Black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.”
At the age of 24, Siriboe is definitely making a name for himself in Hollywood.
Watch the short doc above.