A documentary feature film by Brad Bryan.

See what happens when we look through someone else’s eyes and get a different perspective on mental health and diversity.  This documentary follows 16 artists of varied styles as they get to know 4 families, all of whom have children touched by mental health challenges.  Mixing footage of the families’ and artists’ interactions with interviews and glimpses into the creative process, the film shows the way people learn and change when asked to step outside their comfort zones.  The footage and the final artwork challenge viewers to rethink the assumptions they make about children and families.

The film is presented by Sarasota Partnership for Children’s Mental Health.  The community project was sponsored by the Partnership and Art Center Sarasota and led by Anne Ferrier.

Awards & Honors:

  • Silver ECCO Award & overall People’s Choice Award presented by the federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Official Selection, Sarasota Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Nomination, Movieville International Film Festival
  • Silver Addy Award in Public Service for a public service announcement created by Brad Bryan to publicize the “Observer and the Observed” community art exhibition

For more information on the film, please visit:

www.ObserverMovie.com