“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” IS INTERVIEWED BY THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

Recently, we had the pleasure of being interviewed by the respected San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Because our business is located in the San Gabriel Valley, we were excited to be interviewed by our local newspaper and share our feature documentary with our community. Thank you to Titus Wu of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune for interviewing us and Walt Fogler-Mancini, Pasadena photojournalist of the Southern California News Group for his kind referral.

Read the article:
http://www.sgvtribune.com/veterans/20170615/local-director-debuts-documentary-on-veterans-ptsd-recovery

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A SAMHSA 2017 VOICE AWARD

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” has been nominated for a 2017 Voice Award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We’re deeply honored by this unexpected nomination. We share this honor with all the veterans and mental health providers who generously participated in our feature documentary. Hopefully, through this nomination, we can raise awareness about the rise of veteran mental illness and the power of innovative photography therapy to treat it. According to SAMHSA’s website: “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.” In addition, “The Voice Awards program honors consumer/peer/family leaders and television and film professionals who educate the public about behavioral health.” According to the nomination announcement, “In 2017, the Voice Awards is spotlighting individuals and entertainment productions that provide hope and support to past and present service members who have faced mental health and addiction challenges.” The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 8/16/17 at 6:00 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. 

To learn more:
https://www.samhsa.gov/voice-awards

HUMANIST FILMS IS INTERVIEWED BY VOYAGE L.A.

Recently, we had the honor of being interviewed by Voyage L.A., a cool site about Los Angeles and its dynamic people. Based in L.A., we love our hometown. So we can’t help but appreciate fantastic sites like Voyage L.A. that showcase our great city. Thank you to Mike Bhand of Voyage L.A. for interviewing us and Sari Makki-Philips of Sari Makki Photography, one of our favorite companies, for her thoughtful referral. 

Read the interview:
http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-ming-lai-humanist-films-san-gabriel-valley/

Learn more about our talented friend at Sari Makki Photography:
http://www.sarimakkiphoto.com 
http://www.sarimakki-wedding.com

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION’S 40TH ANNUAL WELLNESS AND RECOVERY SUMMIT

We’re excited to announce that our feature documentary “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s 40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit (6/24/17 – 6/26/17) in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the conference site, “The Recovery Workforce Summit offers a comprehensive line up of in-depth psychiatric training and enhanced networking opportunities and special events to provide attendees with the tools they need to help others more effectively.” Susan Quaglietti, a nurse practitioner and founder of the Veteran Photo Recovery Project, and Ryan Gardner, a clinical social worker who runs the program with Susan, will be giving a “TED-Like Talk” about the power of photography therapy during the day, and then in the evening, they will be presenting the film along with the director, Ming Lai. 

TED-Like Talk by Susan Quaglietti and Ryan Gardner:
Sunday, 6/25/17, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

To learn more:
http://www.psychrehabassociation.org/content/using-photography-advance-recovery-journey

Screening and Q&A with Susan Quaglietti, Ryan Gardner, & Ming Lai:
Sunday, 6/25/17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

To learn more:
http://www.psychrehabassociation.org/content/movie-night-“visions-warriors”

To register for the conference and attend the TED-Like Talk and screening:
http://www.psychrehabassociation.org/40th-annual-wellness-and-recovery-summit-registration-information

 

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” INTERVIEWED BY TV8 ABOUT ITS VAIL FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE

We had the honor of being interviewed by Mark Sassi of Vail’s TV8 about our world premiere at the Vail Film Festival. Thank you to Mark and his team for helping us to raise awareness about the rise of veteran mental illness and the power of innovative photography therapy to treat it. Thank you as well to the Megen Musegades, Krista Ammirato, and the Vail Film Festival for setting up this interview.

Watch the interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMvndz3lAQE&feature=youtu.be

To learn more: 
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/documentaries-1/

"VISIONS OF WARRIORS" TO SCREEN AT THE OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

We're excited to announce that our feature documentary "Visions of Warriors" will be screening at the Oakland International Film Festival (4/4/17 - 4/8/17) in Oakland, California. The festival showcases films made in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. We're honored to be a part of this growing festival that features regional films. We hope that through our documentary, we can serve this diverse and vibrant community, especially the veterans.

Screening and Q&A with Susan Quaglietti, Ryan Gardner, & Ming Lai:
Wednesday, 4/5/17, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
VENUE CORRECTION:
Holy Names University / Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619

To learn more: 
http://www.oiff.org
https://www.hnu.edu/about/campus/valley-center-performing-arts

For tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oiff-15-early-bird-visions-of-warriors-tickets-32075141612    

"VISIONS OF WARRIORS" TO CELEBRATE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE VAIL FILM FESTIVAL

We're excited to announce that our feature documentary "Visions of Warriors" will be celebrating its world premiere at the Vail Film Festival (3/30/17 - 4/2/17) in Vail, Colorado! The festival has been recognized as "One of the Top 10 Destination Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine. We're deeply honored to have our film selected by this prestigious film festival. We hope that through this premiere, we can raise awareness about the rise of veteran mental illness and the power of innovative photography therapy to treat it. Thank you to all our veterans, mental health providers, crew, grantors, sponsors, donors, and supporters!

Screening and Q&A with Susan Quaglietti, Ryan Gardner, & Ming Lai:
Friday, 3/31/17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CineBistro 2 at Solaris
141 E. Meadow Dr., #104, Vail, CO 81657

970-476-3344
Theater Info: 
https://cinebistro.com/solaris/index.php

Screening and Q&A with Susan Quaglietti, Ryan Gardner, & Ming Lai:
Saturday, 4/1/17, 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
CineBistro 1 at Solaris
141 E. Meadow Dr., #104, Vail, CO 81657

970-476-3344
Theater Info: 
https://cinebistro.com/solaris/index.php

To learn more: 
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/documentaries-1/
https://vailfilmfestival2017.sched.com

For tickets: 
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/2017-tickets