JAMES Q MARTIN
CONSERVATION • FILM • PHOTO

Rob Krar Movember Foundation

Rob Krar: Running with Depression. A James Q Martin film for the Movember Foundation raising awareness of men’s mental health issues.

Rob Krar: Running with Depression

Rob Krar is a private person, and there is a line that he and I had yet to cross until recently. Our friendship has been forged through handfuls of photo and video shoots, as we push each other's creativity and athletic skills. When Rob called, asking me to be part of Movember's film project, I knew we were going to cross that line, venture into the dark place, and talk openly about his deep struggle with depression and his thoughts of suicide.

Working with Rob for the Movember film was eye opening and heartwarming. I believe I learned a lot about my friend and this illness. I am honored that Movember chose to trust me, and allowed me to make a film which goes beyond the surface level of depression. It is my hope this piece will help educate and inspire, thus saving lives.

- James Q Martin