Things I Never Said follows the lives of four Asian Americans and their mental health journeys.
Not only are we exploring the reasons why people choose to stay in isolation, but also how familial cultural differences and the model minority myth continue to contribute to social and academic pressures put on Asian Americans. This story is also guided by a community art installation that will be hosted in Los Angeles.
This installation will serve as a therapeutic release for our subjects as well as the local community to collectively share things they have never shared and their hidden mental health struggles.
Why is this important?
These stories focus on amplifying Asian American voices and the community; however, mental health is something we all struggle with no matter your ethnicity.
With your financial support to make this documentary a reality, together we can:
EMPOWER people to have mental health conversations with families, friends, and co-workers
INSPIRE healthy and supportive discussions on mental health and identity
SUPPORT younger generations to seek help and speak up
Where does your money go?
We are a group of independent PoC filmmakers who have come together with the mission to bring mental health awareness to Asian American communities and beyond.
This is a passionate project for all our crew members and all proceeds go toward making this film. This includes:
RENTALS for camera equipment, lighting, audio, etc.
LOCATION and parking fees
FOOD for our interviewees and crew
MATERIALS for our art installation
HIRING crew members for film production and post-production
Our film is about cultivating healthier conversations and healing our communities. Our inbox is always open if you would like to reach out with any questions, and make in-kind donations to us.
This documentary is being produced under Wendy Wang's production company: Dustbunny Pictures.
"I thought my depression and anxiety were just hands that life dealt me. It's not until I opened up about my struggles that I realized I was not alone in this fight"
Director of Things I Never Said