We make, produce and support groundbreaking and award-winning documentaries that deeply examine some of the social issues we all grapple with in a highly engaging way, providing enlightenment, empathy and empowerment to change people’s perspectives and future actions.
We believe in the importance of of shared experiences to encourage learning and empathy. All of our screenings are held in a community format, either in-person - in school auditoriums, community centers and corporate meeting spaces, or virtually - with everyone on their own devices, but watching and feeling at the same time
None of our films exist in a vacuum; they are accompanied by panel discussions, either arranged and moderated by us and including documentary participants and experts in the field, or run by the hosting organization with support from us. The transfer to virtual delivery has opened up the scope to provide extraordinary panellists on a regular basis
The panel discussions are followed by interactive Q&A, either in person, or via virtual chat features.
Our screenings come with:
In the past few months, the mental health impacts of Covid-19 have been extreme: Mental Health America reports a 634% rise in use of their online tool for anxiety and a 837% increase in those seeking information about depression, with those under the age of 25 particularly badly affected. Our Mental Health film trilogy is designed to particularly help this group with some of the biggest stressors of Covid.
Mental Health America reports:
Each film comes with an 8-week curriculum and additional resources to help shift behavior around the learning and keep the conversation going.
The conversation surrounding mental health really hits home for me. Many people don't understand how debilitating mental illness truly can be, and even more than that, how common it is, yet people are afraid to have the serious discussions about it. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of Angst to further the dialogue around mental health and to help people understand the impact anxiety has on our mental state and encourage people, especially kids, to ask for help.
— MICHAEL PHELPS, Olympic Gold Medalist