The OLIVE Film Collection

The OLIVE Film Collection contains short films, five minute or less, that explore issues related to mental health. The library grows each month through our monthly short film competition, and each year through our Voices With Impact short film production grants.

We share these films as educational resources. As works of art, they can elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching these films! We’ve created these guides as resources for you when watching the OLIVE films alone, with friends, with your children and/or with your students. These films are intended for personal viewing or facilitation in small groups. If you want to use these in more structured programs, please fill out this form for official use.

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I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project
Jun
2016
This is a film was created for the Wright Institute Los Angeles: Self-Regulation Project. It's goal is to help explain what it feels like to have Borderline Personality Disorder.  
A FILM ABOUT LOVE
May
2016
A FILM ABOUT LOVE
‘A Film About Love’ depicts a story of friendship, adventure, love and loss, all entwined to create my own personal story of coming to terms with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.  
ADHD – Do you really have it?
Apr
2016
ADHD – Do you really have it?
ADHD follows the experience of a man as he constantly derailed by his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) throughout the course of an afternoon.  
Way Up, Way Down
Mar
2016
Way Up, Way Down
Sam was the perfect student, when suddenly his life went off the rails. Through a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, he found the way between the highs and lows.  
Not Just A Phase
Feb
2016
Not Just A Phase
Not Just a Phase follows a girl's journey living with depression to break misconceptions and show that having depression is not just a phase, its real.  
Anosognosia
Jan
2016
Anosognosia
It is not always obvious when a person is living with a mental illness. It is not always obvious to oneself that a mental illness exists. Anosognosia is a glimpse into a young man's world as he goes about his daily business while experiencin...
About That…
Sep
2015
About That…
Summer and Jonathan are in love, but love isn't enough for some people. Their relationship can only be described as pure bliss. Unfortunately, the world is uncomfortable with the pair and a series of events start to hint at Jonathan's mental stabilit...
Three
Jun
2015
Three
An intersecting narrative of three students who have three different mental health conditions. A tap dancer's OCD hinders her from arriving at her audition on time. A math student's need for control extends from his schoolwork to his eating habits. A...
The Blind Stigma
May
2015
The Blind Stigma
The Blind Stigma is a documentary that discusses mental health within the Black community. It chronicles and testifies the stories of five individuals on their trials and triumphs with mental health. Within the Black community, mental health is deeme...
mEAT.
Jul
2015
mEAT.
It's not easy separating who you really are from an illness that is eating you from the inside out. mEAT. provides a glimpse of what it's really like to struggle with and recover from an eating disorder.