I Am Alive Through Christ

Why are you still here? How are you still here? You're not good enough? Take a look inside the minds of those who survived suicide.

  • Charles W. Bush
  • Shanandolan Ward
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    13 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Toronto Independent Film Awards
    October 28, 2017
    Best Short Documentary
Director Biography - Charles W. Bush

Charles W. Bush was born and raised in Pine Bluff , Arkansas. He holds a degree in Communications Radio/TV Production at Arkansas State University with a minor in Theater. After graduating he moved to Dallas, TX in hopes of starting a production company of his own. Immediately he began an internship with Taylord' Productions under the tutelage of Brenda Taylor. In 2010 he founded Appointed Productions, and began his professional work within the DFW area and abroad.

His Producer credits include: "Curls for the Cure" event with Chrisette Michele (Benefiting Scottish Rites Hospital), "The Cynthia Austin Show" (Regional Television-KTXD), "Movies Through Music" (Regional Television-BPEN), "Just My Luck" (Award-winning Feature Film), "Jazz Lessons" (Short Film), "Many Stripes" (PBHS Documentary). His Director credits include: "Why Don't You" (Music Video-iTunes), "I Am Alive Through Christ" (Award-winning short documentary-Toronto International Film Awards). In 2013, he became the Communications and Media Specialist for DVA Productions, a nonprofit theater company based in Fort Worth, TX. To his credit there are many more events, television shows, commercials, music videos and films for which he has written, produced, directed and/or provided marketing support.

Client list includes (but is not limited to): Fort Worth ISD, Big Thought, Forest Hill Public Library, Imagination Celebration Fort Worth, DVA Productions, Jim Austin Online, Fort Worth Public Library, Academy 4, The City of Irving, Eclipse Entertainment, The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, and Tarrant County Harambee Festival.

Charles has a promising future in the entertainment industry.

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Director Statement

Our objective is to provide content that moves a viewer to have a discussion. We would like the viewers to make a decision on what to do if something of this magnitude happened around them.
We chose real individuals with real stories. We also chose to use the people that survived instead of telling a story from the opposite angle.