If you haven’t seen it yet, I,Tonya is a fascinating but disturbing story of the difficult relationship between ice-skating champion Tonya Harding and her domineering mother and trainer.
Chartered Psychologist and Founder of On Set Welfare, Honey Langcaster-James, was asked to be the Consultant Psychologist for the theatrical movie release I,Tonya and her work sparked a great deal of press coverage and discussion in the media about ‘pushy parents’ and what it takes to become an elite sports champion.
On Set Welfare can work with production companies and film studios in a variety of different ways. We provide psychological consultancy during script development and can advise on realistic story lines, characterisation and ways to mitigate risk for both cast and viewing audiences when it comes to psychologically challenging themes.
We can also help to ensure the commercial success of a movie or TV production once it has been produced by providing consultancy for high profile release campaigns. Our founder, Consultant Psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, is regularly consulted by the international media and can act as a spokesperson for PR campaigns, and lead public discussion on the psychological implications raised by the story or themes.