Screenagers was created by director/producer/writer, Delaney Ruston, founder of MyDoc Productions. Indieflix Foundation, along with others, contributed funds and support towards the completion of the film and the creation of the movement around the film.
Growing Up in the Digital Age
In Screenagers, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
About The Filmmaker
DELANEY RUSTON - Documentary Filmmaker
Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained doctor and mother of two. Along with Screenagers, her award-winning feature documentaries include Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia (PBS), about her father, and Hidden Pictures (PBS) about global mental health. Delaney has been invited to speak and screen these and other films to hundreds of audiences in diverse settings around the world--such as at primary schools, conferences, medical centers, universities, the United Nations, the TEDx stage in Seattle and the World Health Organization. For her work in using film in launching advocacy movements, Delaney has won several awards. She has provided primary care in underserved clinics for over a decade.