Premiere of "It's Not Just About Me"
Time & Location
About the Event
Some excerpts from this feature film:
Bre: "I was volunteering at a soup kitchen and the executive director told me suicidal people couldn't work for her. She sent my termination letter to my mother. I felt like I wasn't even a person worthy of communicating with. That hurt."
Friend: "Bre is passionate and vibrant...but during that dark season, I remember how taxing it sometimes was."
Mentor: "I just think she's a hero for the cause"
Best friend: "I was terrified I would get a text from her mom saying Bre had passed away"
Friend: "Getting help was such a challenge"
Bre: "It would be a disservice to suggest I reached remission on my own strength. Systemic racism, classism, and ableism continue to permeate our structures"
Breanna is a global award-winning filmmaker from PEI, Canada, who is graduating with her Bachelors degree in Social Work. This is her third film and first feature-length film. For the first time ever, Bre is allowing the world to have an inside look into her life when she was mentally ill, pointing out the cracks in our system, the reality of systemic trauma, and a impassioned call to action for mental health reform "to the system that broke me". While she lives in remission today, Breanna does not negate that her health exists because of her privilege. This is a documentary of a very dark era, where Bre was often dismissed, silenced, and neglected while her friends attempted to do what the professionals wouldn't, even though they felt, "unqualified to be making those decisions". It's a difficult watch, but a necessary one. If we don't know the truth, then we don't know the solution. In courage and bravery, Bre is ready to share her heartbreak with the world in hopes that it doesn't happen to her sister or neighbour behind her.
The premiere screening of this film will be a hybrid of in-person (hopefully) and online! Accessible wherever you are in this vast world!!! Those who do not purchase a ticket for the one-time preview of the film, will have to wait 14 months until film season is over and then it is available to the public in December 2022. The film is powerful, raw, candid, heartbreaking, painful, and hopeful - all wrapped up in 35 minutes with 11+ cast and 5 crew.
From Breanna: This is, BY FAR, the best piece of art I've ever produced. It is a journey through mental illness, painful, dark, funny at times, and triumphant, including perspectives from family, friends, mentors, professors, etc! I look forward to watching this with you! XO
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