13 Reasons to Fly - Director's Cut

13 Reasons to Fly-Director's Cut TRAILER 1

After several suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations 16 year old Belle takes exception to a streaming internet series depicting 13 reasons why a fictional teen commits suicide. Belle disrupts society’s mistaken beliefs about individuals with mental illness. She offers a distinctive lens through which we view suicide and our responses to it. The film chronicles Belle's story while interspersing stimulating vignettes, fueled by hope and resilience, from the lives of other youth struggling with mental illness and self-harm.

Written/Directed/Produced by Maryanne Galvin

Executive Producer: Dr. Janice LeBel, Dept. of Mental Health, MA *

Edited by Maryanne Galvin & Laura Homer

Camera: DL Melpignano, Laura Homer, Maryanne Galvin

Additional Editing: David Melpignano

Featuring: Isabelle Cole

TRT: 14:12

*A slightly longer version of 13 Reasons to Fly will be available (FREE DVD) later this spring. Please contact Dr. Janice LeBel at the MA Dept. of Mental Health to receive your DVD and the Discussion Guide. 

Contact Dr. LeBel at (DMH)

Official Selection - Boston International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - ME Film Festival 2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD at Milledgeville +Eatonton Film Festival
Shawn Shea Shorts Film Festival at The International Country Club, 5/19/18
Santa Cruz International Film Festival, Argentina, April 29, 2018
Best Documentary Award at the Shawna Shea Spring Shorts FF
Global Impact Film Festival, Washington DC, August 25, 2018
Release Date: 
2018

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