Resiliency Tour Recap
The HD Project
The first HD project is, I’m Fine, a 30 minute short film composed within the community of Naperville, IL. I’m Fine expresses the impact of a suicide as it ripples through individuals, families and an entire community. I’m Fine was composed with the generous support of a Naperville SECA grant and will be a part of HFTD’s school engagement curriculum. I’m Fine will be utilized in our school engagement programs.
- I'm Fine, will be submitted to social impact films festivals spring and summer 2016.
- A DVD package will be available to the general public Fall 2016.
Short Description: I’m Fine is a 30 minute short film that expresses the impact of a suicide as it ripples through teens, families and a community.
Synopsis: Six months after high school student Kimberly Banks completes suicide her classmate Natalie Snyder struggles to find the words for her own pain, silenced by stigma that prevails in the school hallways and among her peers. Meanwhile, Kim’s little brother Mark angrily grapples with the silence of his sister’s death, struggling to cope with how everyone seems to just want to move on.
Running Time: 30 minutes.
Rating: MPAA PG Equivalent [Serious situations & Topics, some coarse language]
Director: Ron Rehana
Screenwriter: April Johnston
Produced by: Hope For The Day
Producers: Ann Marie Parker, Carl J. Evans
Executive Producers: Emily & Virko Tammaru
Director of Photography: Brice Pardo
Production Designer: Megan Hovany
Edited By: Sally O'Brien
Second Unit Director: Erin Dalian
Location Sound: Tom Maloney
Boom Operator: Andrew Diehl
Gaffer: Bradley Smith
Costume Design: Liz Schroeder
Audio Mix: Andrew Twiss
Natalie Snyder: Olivia Ritchie || Mark Banks: Nicholas Sanchez || Kimberly Banks: Elena Sasso
Mr. Kevin Snyder: William Smilie & Mrs. Sandy Snyder: Lisa Gangi || Mrs. Gina Banks: Shirin Cohen
John Keaton || June Schersinski || Steven Price
Annika Karkkainen || Aaron Stone || Nikki Tororella || Miles Weimer || Sarah Nolan || Mia Jimenez ||
MaryGrace Maxwell || Miranda Hillyard || Lena Orwig || Elena Sasso || Ethan Sanchez || Dylan Cruz || Payton Pieroni