There's love and affection on screen in "A Normal Life," emanating from each frame of director Alex Herz's feature debut. Inspired by the director's real-life relationship with his brother, who has Down syndrome, the independent drama was made when Herz was just 19 years old. The final product reflects the film's small budget and the filmmaker's youth, but viewers who can identify with Herz's experience will likely be able to ignore its technical issues in favor of its big heart.Read More
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - A new documentary aims to take the stigma out of the question, "Are you thinking about suicide?"
The film, titled Not Alone, was produced in Marin County, a collaborative effort by two women.
"How do you know if someone is suicidal or if they're just a regular teen?" poses narrator
Jacqueline Monetta, herself a Marin teen when the film was shot.Read More
FARGO — Last month, a statewide survey from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction revealed that mental health issues are on the rise for N.D. teens.
While the survey indicated positive things like the number of students who don't wear a seat belt, texted while driving or tried smoking is decreasing, some alarming statistics indicate that electronic bullying and depression among students is increasing. Similar survey results rang true for Minnesota students.Read More
A special screening of “Not Alone,” the Marin-produced teen suicide prevention film, will be held Wednesday in Mill Valley.
“Not Alone,” produced and directed by Kentfield resident Kiki Goshay, will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mill Valley Community Center at 180 Camino Alto. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite or at the door, said Tamara Player, CEO of Buckelew Programs, the event sponsor.Read More
It took more than 80 time lapses, 64,000 raw photos, a helicopter and two years of hard work. Four students from Emerson College in Boston took on the massive undertaking of showintg the city in its beauty, from city skylines to the New England Patriots' championship parade. Simply stunning!Read More
Somehow, gorgeously shot aerial footage of Boston never, ever gets old.
Take, for example, “City of Champions,” a dizzying, astronaut-filled timelapse of our fair city shot in beautiful 4K video. It’s the third installment in a series by four Emerson College students: Diego Rosende, Jack Bushell, Jordan Kines, and Nick Vigue. (You may remember their previous joint, “Breathe,” shot from a helicopter.)Read More
Jack Bushell, Jordan Kines, Diego Rosende, and Nick Vigue first made headlines last spring with their stunning 4K helicopter video of the Boston skyline. The four Emerson College juniors followed up with another video featuring serene, birds-eye footage of the Massachusetts coastline last November.Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, surely you’ve seen the recent viral video showing an Australian surfer’s miraculous escape from a great white shark during a tournament, the creature’s fins thrashing wildly in the water before the surfer swam to the safety of a jet ski.Read More
Regardless of what open-water swimmer Simon Dominguez was able to accomplish during his challenge outside the Golden Gate on July 29, Redwood High graduate and budding filmmaker Jack Bushell knew he had a great story on his hands, and one that had to be told.Read More
Who’s afraid of a great white shark?
Not only is Australian-born and raised Simon Dominguez unafraid of sharks, but the Corte Madera resident plans on swimming into the heart of the great white’s feeding grounds later this month.Read More