Official Angst Trailer
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety is a documentary and VR experience that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst will feature interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they’ve learned. The film also includes experts charged with helping people manage their anxiety, and those who focus on researching its causes and sociological effects, while offering tools and resources that provide hope. The project will explore a conversation about anxiety from a peer-to-peer standpoint that is intimate, honest and accessible.
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Scilla Andreen (Pronounced Sheila) is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and award-winning Producer of such films as Outpatient, The Flats, Bit Players, The Empowerment Project and the recently released Screenagers, a documentary about how much screen time is healthy. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla believes film is the most powerful medium on the planet. Her mission is to use film to start conversations that become movements that can change the world for the better.
Karin Gornick has over 20 years experience creating, funding and driving impactful television, multimedia and educational outreach projects for companies including CNN, The Travel Channel, and Common Sense Media. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner and NAB's Service to Children's Programming Award recipient. She most recently executive produced, Screenagers Growing Up In The Digital Age which is currently screening in schools and communities throughout the world.
Matt, of Seattle-based Lenz | Skerritt Media, and formerly of LA based Soma Cinematics, is one of the top commercial filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest. Companies such as Universal/NBC, Sony, Capitol Records, Microsoft and Amazon have sought out Matt for his compelling, directorial vision to create story-driven videos “with an edge” for both traditional and alternative marketing campaigns. Matt has also produced & directed countless broadcast and retail documentary videos for the film and music industries. He’s had the privilege of telling the stories of some of the most influential artists of our time including: Madonna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, The Pretenders, Jerry Lee Lewis, Clapton, INXS, The Dixie Chicks, to name just a few.
Director, Angst VR Experience “PANIC ATTACK”
Recognized by the BBC and Al Jazeera as a virtual reality pioneer, Stephanie has worked with Intel, Disney, HBO, Atlas Media, Netflix and Carmike Cinemas, just to name few. She was the first person invited to film a US President in 360 by President Obama in 2015. Stephanie is committed to increasing diversity and access to VR education and is a mentor for Facebook/Oculus "VR For Good", co-founder of the AR/VR Academy NYC, and guest lecturer at Yale University.
Jenny Howe is a licensed therapist with degrees in Psychology and Child & Family Studies. She has worked extensively with youth and adolescents in both the criminal justice and public school systems for 20 years. In addition to working for the Utah State Division of Youth Corrections she has served as an elementary school counselor and program coordinator for school districts in Utah where she worked to complete full psychological risk evaluations for students and managed a program for elementary students who were struggling with various mental health issues inside a school setting. Jenny has experience working with children, adolescents and families, specifically with school avoidance, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, behavioral issues and trauma and attachment based disorders. Jenny is a primary therapist for Waypoint Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for boys challenged with severe anxiety. Jenny believes all adolescents have the capability and motivation to become the best version of themselves and loves watching them discover their potential.