Stories of Strength and Hope: Preventing Youth Suicide

An informative documentary about an important subject that should never remain silent.

An up-to-date look at Youth Suicide with an examination of the warning signs, statistics and causes, along with possible ways teachers and parents can use to help their child overcome this important social issue. Also includes a look at the media and its handling of the social issue through the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

Featuring interviews with

Directed, Produced, Shot and Edited by MAX HECHTMAN

2nd Camera Operator CHRIS TSALIKIS

3rd Camera Operator BRIANA RISTAU

Music by BORRTEX

Shot with the Canon C100 Digital Video Camera and SONY A7s and FS5 cameras/lenses. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018.

Official Selections:
Awareness Film Festival (2018, West Cost Premiere)
Chelsea Film Festival (2018, New York Premiere)
NYC Mental Health Film Festival (2018)
YoungFilmmakers New York (2018)

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