Suicide: The Ripple Effect Directed
Kevin Hines, Greg Dicharry USA / 2018 / 93 minutes
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Kevin Hines and Greg Dicharry
At age 19, Kevin Hines decided to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. But on the way down, he suddenly realized what he had done and made a desperate prayer to live, vowing to put his life to good use if he was spared. Suicide: The Ripple Effect,, which he co-directed with Greg Dicharry, follows Hines' mission to make people aware of the devastating effects of suicide and the huge, positive ‘ripple effect’ of the work he and his loyal vanguard of mental health professionals, survivors and advocates are engaged in as they travel the country, reminding people that hope is out there, even if they can't yet see it. The film compassionately shares the stories of individuals and families who are using their personal tragedies to offer inspiration and healing, as part of a global undertaking to help curtail suicides and raise greater awareness about mental illness around the world. —Avery Davenport
BIO: Kevin Hines is an award-winning global storyteller, bestselling-author, documentary filmmaker, suicide prevention, wellness and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, at the age of 19, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-six (less than 1%) to survive the fall. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading a message of living mentally well around the country and throughout the globe.
Greg Dicharry is a native of Louisiana who, in 1993, moved to Hollywood and began living his vision of working in the film industry. Several years later that career path was derailed by mental illness and drug addiction. For the last nine years he has been leading one of the nation's leading youth programs, focused on empowering young people with mental health, substance abuse and foster care challenges. Since 2010, Greg has been combining these two passions and has produced, directed and edited numerous mental health related PSA's and videos designed to educate and inspire.
Cast/Featuring: Kevin Hines, Marcus Butler, Patrick Hines, Libby Hines, Margaret Hines
Executive Producer(s): Kevin Hines, Greg Dicharry
Producer(s): Brad Buecker, Darren Criss, Steven Higgins
Director(s): Kevin Hines, Greg Dicharry
Screenwriter(s): Ryan Moser, Kevin Hines, Greg Dicharry
Cinematographer(s): Greg Dicharry
Editor(s): Ryan Moser
Composer(s)/Music: Ryan Moser - Twilight in Versailles
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