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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Tangles
Mar
2015
Tangles
Stella Gutierrez's film invites viewers to share a personal look at her experience with Trichotillomania, and the moment when she opened up to a close teacher and her parents about her experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  
Lights
Dec
2014
Lights
Sergio is fired from the office where he works. On his last day, he notices that something strange is happening both in the office and out on the street.  
Schizophrenia
Nov
2014
Schizophrenia
According to the WHO as many as 450 million people suffer from a mental or behavioral disease. Countries all around the world accept this disorder differently, some are taken with great consideration and individuals who are affected by the disorder a...
Tres
Sep
2014
Tres
Mariana submerges beneath the waves to escape her immobilizing agoraphobia, and in the calm depths reveals a complicated family history through intimate conversations with her mother.  
After Her
Oct
2014
After Her
Message from the Director: The cast and crew of this film have donated their fees to the Paul Lee Foundation in lieu of payment. The Paul Lee Foundation is named after the Seattle Pacific Student who was tragically shot and killed on campus on June 5...
Lost Playground
Aug
2014
Lost Playground
"Lost Playground" is a short documentary film about an artist's struggle with her past as a child sexual abuse survivor. Sheri Ranger was diagnosed in her early 20s with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and among other things. Equipped with ...
Without Beauty
Apr
2014
Without Beauty
Damon, recently diagnosed bipolar, agrees to go on medication for the sake of his wife and infant child.  The film is a psychological exploration of a medicated life and the sacrifices we are willing to make to be in relationship; to be a part of so...
Gladys
Nov
2013
Gladys
We meet recent immigrant Gladys when she feels like her world is caving in. This is a window into her thought process over whether or not to go seek help. It highlights the importance of providing culturally sensitive mental health services. Glady...
Facade
Aug
2013
Facade
Sarah's smile can light up a room, but the pain inside burns even brighter.  
More than a Mental Illness
May
2013
This film explores the range of who a person is outside of their mental illness. Through friendship, a positive impact can be made on someone who simply needs to be understood. Similarly, the friend will learn that a mental illness cannot detract fro...