Rafael 1 Tue, Oct 9, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:56 min.
Director:Matt Skerritt
Producer:Scilla Andreen
Karin Gornick
Cinematographer:Ryan Purcell
Editor:Christopher S. Johnson
Matt Skerritt
Print Source:IndieFlix
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


Anxiety in teenagers and adolescents is an epidemic on the rise, affecting more youth and families than ever before, yet it is still deeply misunderstood and too often disregarded. Angst is the timely and powerful resource we need to spark important conversations about what we can do about it. Deeply personal interviews with children and young adults facing the challenges of managing their own anxiety—and its effects on their physical, emotional, and social lives—provide critical insight for adults to better understand how to help. Additional perspectives from mental health experts and researchers shed light on the causes and damaging cycles of stress. Eye-opening and empowering, Angst is a must-see documentary that gives voice to those suffering and shares tools for parents, teachers, siblings, medical professionals—truly everyone in the community—to address the anxiety affecting so many people we love. This is the first program in CFI’s new year-round Teen Wellness Film Series, presented in partnership with the Tamalpais Union High School District Wellness Center.

Expected Guests: Producer Karin Gornick; Subjects Jessica Colvin, Tracy Foose, Jim Wulff, Sarah Wulff

The screening will be followed by a community discussion with the following panelists:
Jessica Colvin, MSW, MPH, Wellness Director, Tamalpais Union High School District
Tracy Foose, MD, Anxiety Specialist; Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Karin Gornick, Producer/Executive Producer/Film Subject, Angst
Jim Wulff, Film Subject/Father, Angst
Sarah Wulff, Film Subject/Teen, Angst

Total program 100 min

Additional Information

Matt Skerritt, of Seattle-based Lenz | Skerritt Media, and formerly of LA-based Soma Cinematics, is one of the top commercial filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest. Companies such as Universal/NBC, Sony, Capitol Records, Microsoft, and Amazon have sought out Matt for his compelling, directorial vision to create story-driven videos ""with an edge"" for both traditional and alternative marketing campaigns. He's had the privilege of telling the stories of some of the most influential artists of our time, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, The Pretenders, Jerry Lee Lewis, Clapton, INXS, and The Dixie Chicks, to name just a few.