Director: Erica Arvold

Written by: Meredith Grace Dabney

Run Time:  13 mins 32 Sec


Date/Time: THU JUN 25 6:00PM

Ticket Options: FREE

Short, Drama, Horizon Mental Health
Description:  A high school girl struggles to find her own identity with a new group of friends and discovers that together, their choices have an impact beyond what they ever imagined. This universally autobiographical tale, written by 16-year-old Meredith Grace Dabney, is a reminder of vulnerability, life’s connections and most importantly that words and actions, however small, affect everyone and everything.

Director Bio:  Erica Arvold has spent 29 years as a casting director, producer, educator, speaker, writer, and now director. Erica has contributed to, participated in, or helmed the making of over 140 films, 85 television shows, and many multimedia & commercial projects. She developed story for the upcoming feature film Shoeless Wonders, recently cast The Goddamned Daylong Brothers and seved as location casting director for The Good Lord Bird, Swagger, Blumhouse’s Untitled Chris Landon film, Harriet, Jeff Nichols Loving, the AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies and three seasons of Netflix’s House of Cards. Erica produced and cast the indie films Josephine, House Hunting, served as associate producer and casting director on Coming Through the Rye, Wish You Well, Texas Rein, and several short films. Erica has been nominated for CSA’s prestigious Artios Award four times (Loving and Elemental in 2017, Big Stone Gap in 2016 and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in 2013). In 2012, Arvold was inducted into the First Lady of Virginia’s Opportunity Hall of Fame for contributing to the economic growth in the state. As an educator, Erica travels across the country to speak, co-teach and lead master classes for film artists and laymen alike. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Casting Society of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Erica is grateful to the many writers, filmmakers and actors who have entrusted her to collaborate over the years. Her company arvold. is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and has offices in Atlanta, GA.

About Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival

The Horizon Foundation’s Mental Health Film Festival is an event to build awareness and compassion for members of our community facing mental health challenges. The Foundation has hosted three film festivals drawing hundreds of people to watch films, discuss and reflect. Past events have featured documentaries highlighting issues such as U.S. veterans recovering from PTSD, youth anxiety, teen suicide and postpartum depression.

“Mental health challenges are not just a personal struggle; they are a larger public health concern,” said Horizon Foundation Senior Program Officer Tiffany Callender. “We are here because mental health shouldn’t be a hidden conversation in our community.”

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