About the Film
Angst is a 60-minute documentary project that looks at anxiety, it’s causes, effects and what we can do about it. With a particular focus on people under the age of 21, “Angst” features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety- and what they’ve learned about it. It also asks those charged with helping people manage their anxiety, and those who research its causes and sociological effects, about how best to deal with it when it rears its head.
Meet the Team
Scilla Andreen (Pronounced Sheila) is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and award-winning Producer of such films as Outpatient, The Flats, Bit Players, The Empowerment Project and the recently released Screenagers, a documentary about how much screen time is healthy. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla believes film is the most powerful medium on the planet. Her mission is to use film to amplify conversations to become movements that can change the world for the better.
Karin Gornick has over 20 years experience creating, funding and driving impactful television, multimedia and educational outreach projects for companies including CNN, The Travel Channel, and Common Sense Media. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner and NAB’s Service to Children’s Programming Award recipient. She most recently executive produced, Screenagers Growing Up In The Digital Age which is currently screening in schools and communities throughout the world.
She is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well in sports and trauma related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas at Children’s. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.
After receiving her Ph.D. at University of Virginia, Dr. Kastner joined the faculty at the University of Washington where she teaches in the departments of psychology, psychiatry and the school of medicine. Specializing in adolescent health, the topics of Dr. Kastner’s academic articles include adolescent sexuality, behavioral medicine, teen suicide, eating disorders and the teaching of interviewing skills in primary care. She has received the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Washington State Psychological Association and been named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors. She maintains a private practice in which she treats children, couples and families. She and her husband of thirty years have two grown children.
Dr. Seligman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton in 1964 and received his Ph.D. in psychology from University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He is currently the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. For 14 years he was the Director of the Clinical Training Program of the Psychology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past-president of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 1996 Dr. Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His presidential initiatives concerned the prevention of ethnopolitical warfare and the founding of Positive Psychology. Dr. Seligman lives near Philadelphia with his wife Mandy. He has seven children and four grandchildren.