About the Film
Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Scroll down to learn more about our filmmakers and panel of experts.
Angst Clip: Why We Made This Film
Angst Clip: Is anxiety on the rise? Is social media to blame?
Angst Clip: Anxiety and the mind-gut connection
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 an award-winning Producer of such films as Bit Players, The Empowerment Project, Screenagers and the recently released Angst, a documentary created to raise awareness around anxiety. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Frustrated by complicated and one-sided distribution deals, Scilla co-founded IndieFlix which has become one of the most meaningful global online streaming platforms in the industry. IndieFlix specializes in edutainment, streaming over 6000 films from 85 countries and creating and screening social change documentaries offline in over ten thousand communities in 20 countries Scilla is on a mission to change the world with film. indieflix.com
Karin Gornick is an Emmy-award winning producer who has been creating social impact projects and films for the past 25 years, including projects for CNN, Discovery Channel, IndieFlix and Common Sense Media. Several of her projects include Silent Angels, a film about Rett syndrome, Screenagers, a film about growing up in the digital age and now Angst, helping to understand and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst is the project Karin has been particularly passionate about as it was inspired in part by her own journey over the last year searching for help with her teenage son’s anxiety disorder …and the discovery of her own anxiety in the process.
Dr. Bubrick has provided direct patient care, supervised psychiatric residents and trained child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists in the CBT treatment for anxiety disorders. He has led workshops on OCD and anxiety disorders, and in his role as a public lecturer he has presented at primary and secondary schools, academic medical centers, community health organizations and professional conferences. He also co-authored Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, the first book ever written on the topic.
A dedicated advocate for children and their families, Dr. Bubrick is a significant public voice educating parents and teachers about the fear at the roots of anxiety — and how it’s effectively treated.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
Founder and Clinical Director, New Jersey Campus, NYU Child Study Center
Psychologist, Manhattan location, NYU Child Study Center
Psychologist and Behavioral Consultant, Bio-Behavioral Institute (a psychological and psychiatric clinic at the forefront of evidence-based treatments), Great Neck, NY
Licensed Psychologist, private practice, Montclair, NJ
School psychologist, Guggenheim Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
PhD, Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University
MA, Psychology, Hofstra University
BA, Psychology, Boston University
Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Breuner’s clinical interests include treating adolescent eating disorders and obesity, as well as sports and trauma related injuries in the child and adolescent. She utilizes holistic, mindfulness and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage to manage these conditions. She serves as president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and is a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 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.
Dr. Kastner is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and forums on adolescent development and family relationships. She is an author of five books written for parents about child development and parenting. Titles include The Launching Years: Strategies for parenting from senior year to college life, Getting to Calm: Strategies for parenting tweens and teens and Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for raising tweens + teens (ParentMap, 2013). Her most recent book is entitled “Getting to Calm, The Early Years: Cool-headed strategies for raising happy, independent and caring 3- to 7- year olds” is her first book written for parents of young children. Dr. Kastner sees children, adolescents, couples and families in her clinical practice.