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Angst mission: to normalize healthy conversations about mental health and encourage building supportive communities.

Through candid interviews, the power of film is used to tell the stories of teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the program provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available.

"I think this is the single most important mental health film I have seen in my lifetime. I think that every single school in Australia should have this as a mandatory viewing."

Michael Carr-Gregg
Australia's leading adolescent psychologist

“So glad my dad got to see this movie now he knows I'm not making it up.”

9-year old student
Chicago, IL

“Angst is inspirational; the courageous effort made by teens in the film to face their fears and become competent in coping is heart-warming and breath-taking."

Dr. Laura Kastner
Child Psychologist, Author


Technology is here to stay. Let's learn to harness it to improve the human condition. LIKE effectively informs, equips and inspires us to create balance with technology.

Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care… but is that really happening? The film features in-depth interviews with teenagers reflecting on their own social media use, as well as experts including Max Stossel, Education Advisor at the Center of Humane Technology, Leah Pearlman, co-creator of the Facebook “Like” button, Dr Jerry Bubrick, Senior Psychologist at Child Mind Institute, Dr Cora Breuner, Seattle Children's Hospital and Colby Zintl CMO at Common Sense Media.

“I am shocked at how moved, upset, and compelled to act I feel as a result of having seen this documentary. That LIKE will inspire you is an understatement. Quite simply, it's the most important film I've ever seen.

Dr. Joe Dilley
Child Psychologist & Author

“The panel discussion was wonderful and so helpful for our community. Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom...My phone is blowing up with texts sharing appreciation for the event.”

Heather Carson
Director, Council for Youth Development, Bartholomew County

“The filmmakers do a wonderful job bringing in different viewpoints, stories, and scientific data emphasizing the need to feel connected to others through a phone screen.”

Jenna Fondren
Safe School Institute Manager, Crime Stoppers of Houston

The Upstanders

The Upstanders smartly delves deep into bullying, showing the perspectives and the brain science of those who bully, the targets, and the feelings of powerlessness of parents and bystanders.

Woven this is the very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic, the latest scientific and medical research, and strategies to help turn back the tide. With the enforced isolation, anxiety and increased screen time that has descended with the pandemic, we are living through a perfect storm for intense cyber-bullying, making this film even more vital viewing than before.


“As a parent, it really made me reflect on my own behavior. In my job, I worry that maybe what I feel is assertiveness and confidence might be more akin to bullying. This was a wakeup call to look in the mirror.

Marnie C.

“This movie helped show me that I’m not alone.  It made me feel more comfortable to speak up.”

Bobbie W.
Age 13

“I found David’s story to be very sad.  It was really hard to hear the story. But if we turn away because it is hard to hear, then aren’t we just continuing to be bystanders. As hard as these stories are to hear, we need to stand up, listen, and speak out.

Abi M.
Age 14

RACE To Be Human

RACE To Be Human addresses the impact of racism on our mental health through the lens of students, experts and educators.

Created for schools, communities and corporations, RACE to be Human addresses the apprehension and confusion so many of us feel when it comes to talking about race and racism. The film examines micro-aggressions, allyship and the role of social media. It also shares how we can participate and build empathy through conversations at home, work and school.

“What a compelling film. The impact of student voices is unlike any other and so impactful. Chunking the messages and reflections was a great idea to help viewers keep focused on the topic and discussion as well."

Merve Lapus
Common Sense Media

“I was sending messages to my fellow middle school counselors while watching and remarking on how we NEED this movie at our school, and it got me asking if we had students advising on our DEI team at our school. Can’t wait to have RACE to Be Human at our school. It would be a valuable addition to our education for staff and students alike.”

School Counselor
American School Counselor Association 

This is a powerful film. It’s impossible to watch and not feel like you’re having a mirror held up in front of you. During and after filming, one necessarily reflects on the ways in which they are victims of racism or perpetrators…or even bystanders. This is an important tool for self-reflection when it comes to experience about race.

Brett Copeland

Upstanders #1 (Girls Walking) (1)

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