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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Jake Always
Aug
2020
Jake Always
For 20 years, Jamie Wehmeyer studied the concept of resilience. She taught it to others. Then her family learned it in a way they couldn't have imagined. Content heads up: trauma, loss, grief
Kelly Hrudey- Mental Health Advocate
Jun
2020
Former NHL goalie Kelly Hrudey was at the height of his career when anxiety and depression threatened to stop him from playing the game he had always loved. Kelly talks about the issues he faced, and shares a message of hope and encouragement for oth...
The Conversation That Never Happened (从未发生过的对话)
Apr
2020
Asian Americans are less likely to access services for mental health, despite being one of the largest populations struggling with depression and suicidal ideation. This short film explores a conversation between a mother and her child, with the goal...
SOCH – Supporting Our Community’s Health
Jan
2020
A narrative short about a single Indian mother who does the best she can to take care of her daughter despite her anxiety attacks. It is an urgent reminder to take care of your mental health.
Parallel
Dec
2019
Parallel
Parallel is a split screen story of Byron and Naomi's life with a struggle in their morning routine. Both Byron and Naomi's internal voice reveals the difficulty in simple situations. Each step they take will get them closer to leaving the comfort of...
Mind Matters
Nov
2019
Mind Matters
Mind Matters is a short film displaying the silent struggle many individuals experience during their depressive episodes. As important as this topic may be, it is often overlooked especially amongst the black male community. We decided to voice our p...
Desiderium
Sep
2019
Desiderium
Desiderium a short film about love, loss and recovery. The film is from the point of view of the main character Charlotte who records a time capsule reliving the ups and downs of her and Jack’s relationship after suddenly Jack takes his own life. I...
The Hurt That Binds Us
Aug
2019
The Hurt That Binds Us
THTBU provides an intimate look into an Indigenous family’s journey to come to terms with their intergenerational trauma due to the Indian residential schools. Seen through the eyes of three generations and bound together by the same hurts. Cont...
If I Told You
Aug
2019
If I Told You
When you’re as spontaneous and courageous as Vera, you have plenty of incredible stories to tell, but her most life-altering story proves the most difficult to believe. Content heads up: sexual assault
Question
Aug
2019
Question
After being released from jail, Jason struggles with what happened to him being bars and re-claiming the life he once knew. Content heads up: sexual assault