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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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.  
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 ...