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Stories of Strength & Hope: Preventing Youth Suicide

An Award-Winning Documentary by Max Hechtman Films

We are so proud to be a part of this incredible documentary by Max Hechtman Films. It has been an official selection at several film festivals and is now a winner of Best Documentary from the Long Island International Film Expo.

Thank you to Max Hechtman for featuring Response Crisis Center. Your efforts will have such a positive impact on bringing this important issue to light. 

An up-to-date look at Youth Suicide with an examination of the warning signs, statistics and causes, along with possible ways teachers and parents can use to help their child overcome this important social issue. Also includes a look at the media and its handling of the social issue through the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

Featuring interviews with

Directed, Produced, Shot and Edited by MAX HECHTMAN

2nd Camera Operator CHRIS TSALIKIS

3rd Camera Operator BRIANA RISTAU

Music by BORRTEX

Shot with the Canon C100 Digital Video Camera and SONY A7s and FS5 cameras/lenses. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018.

Official Selections:
Awareness Film Festival (2018, West Cost Premiere)
Chelsea Film Festival (2018, New York Premiere)
NYC Mental Health Film Festival (2018)
YoungFilmmakers New York (2018)