The iNDIEFLIX Foundation was formed in 2011 by Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of iNDIEFLIX Inc.
Finding Kind, created by Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson (pictured left), is a documentary about girl bullying. It has screened in more than 900 schools and community groups and continues to tour worldwide.
In 2014, we launched our second major film with a kick-off tour for The Empowerment Project, a documentary film about female empowerment. This film has reached over 32,000 people at over 200 events worldwide.
Imagine a young woman attending her first college party, her mind set on cutting loose and shedding the “shy girl” identity she’s struggled with since high school. At the same party, an awkward, but slightly charming young man is hoping for a similar reinvention. Add booze and misinterpreted signals, and two different stories emerge out of what happens during the night’s events.
The average time that youth spend on screens doing social networking, video games, and other activities is 7.5 hours a day, and that excludes screen time for school work. Screenagers is feature length documentary in production that explores the question—what is a healthy amount of screen time? iNDIEFLIX Foundation, along with others, contributed funds and support towards the completion of the film and the creation of the movement around the film.
Angst is a 60-minute documentary project and VR experience that looks at anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. With a particular focus on people under the age of 21, the film features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it.
LIKE is an iNDIEFLIX Original documentary and series that explores the impact of social media on our lives. The goal of the film is to show that social media is a tool and social platforms are a space to connect, share and care, but is that what’s really happening? Is the stress of social media really mirroring the mental health of our civilization and, if so, why are we ailing?
The Upstanders is a documentary about resilience, attention and the power of connection to end bullying. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change.
Taking a look behind the headlines of #MeToo and Time’s Up, NEVERTHELESS follows the intimate stories of seven individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace or school context. From a writer's assistant on a top TV show to a tech CEO and 911 dispatcher, the film shines a light on the ways in which we can shift our culture and rebuild.
“We support stories that inspire social change and positive action, especially where young people and women are involved. My personal goal is to effect change within one minute of viewing and to offer free resources and tools to create, balance, human connection, empowerment and long-lasting impact. And that’s exactly what movies like RACE, Angst, LIKE, The Upstanders, The Empowerment Project and Finding Kind achieve.”
Founder of iNDIEFLIX Foundation
“Finding a way to stop girl-against-girl “crime” from happening is something that has been on my heart since I was twelve years old.”
Director of Finding Kind
“I learned that kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. As a doctor I decided I needed to understand the impact of all this screen time on kids and as a mom I needed to know what to do.”
Director of Screenagers