THE FILM

Brave Teens

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY 

Beth Murphy & Patrice Howard

 

EDITOR

Steph Khoury 

 

PRODUCERS

Beth Murphy & Patrice Howard

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Kolak

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ed Kashi

Cornelius O’Donoghue

Peter Nicoll

Ben Pender-Cudlip (if we use in Chorus)

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Kelly Decker

Justin Rhode

Rose-Marie van Otterloo

John Wilson

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Sadie Zuch

 

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Rachel Dennis

ANIMATION

Sally Stevens

Christian Schlaeffer 

 

TEEN STORYTELLERS

Anastasia Vlasova

Morgan Urso

Young Elder

Ryver Evans

Ethan Buckner

 

TEEN CHORUS

Joseph Perry

Abigail Scully

Jada Bromberg

MaDarrius Burgo

Daijah Williams

SPECIAL THANKS

This Is My Brave

Jennifer Marshall 

Erin Gallagher

Katie Grana

Cori Kipps

The Buckner Family

The Urso Family

The Evans Family

Tobi Morris

Kamri Moses

Nathan Tisdale

Peggy Foley

Baltimore Healing Youth Alliance

Base Fit Performance

Southwest Ice Arena

Mr. And Mrs. Kolak

The Blockchain Building 

Dennis Murphy

Izzy Murphy

Peter Roundy

John and Beth Howard

FUNDING CREDITS

Special thanks to Wendy Shattuck, Fred and Michelle Grubb, Kris Trustey, Maribeth Brostowski, Suzanne Garverich, Mary Susan Hulefeld, Sumner Saitz, Tara Dean, Lauren Chiarello, Crystal Kjelsberg, Alison Lehane, Jane Tyler, Julia Carpenter- Conlin, Jennifer Famiglietti, Kathryn Burns, Terry Logan, Margaret Catagnus, Kristin Pedemonti, and Margaret Martin.

 

Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.

Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, WE Organization, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.

BRAVE TEENS is a documentary film focused on teenagers who say they’re the generation to put an end to mental health stigma. To do it, they’re telling their own stories – raw and unfiltered. From skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression to the impacts of racial and intergenerational trauma, these teens share their struggles and triumphs and carry a powerful message: Storytelling saves lives.

BRAVE TEENS is co-produced by WETA and Principle Pictures and features storytellers from This Is My Brave, an organization that uses performing arts to fight stigma around mental health challenges and addiction. 

 

Inspired by This is My Brave, founded by Jennifer Marshall.

COMING FALL 2021

IMPACT & SOCIAL MEDIA

Brave Diaries

Our mental health IMPACT work is focused on putting an end to stigma once and for all. Brave Diaries is a first-of-its-kind digital community of teen storytellers who are going on the record about their mental health journeys. These are personal, unfiltered accounts from young people who are living with or recovering from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Created in partnership with WETA’s mental health initiative WellBeings and This is My Brave, an organization dedicated to fighting stigma through live storytelling.

Featured in PEOPLE!

“Our mission is to get to the place where one day…we live in a world where we don’t have to call it brave for talking openly about mental illness. We will simply call it talking.”

 

– Jennifer Marshall
Founder, This Is My Brave