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Think Lovely Thoughts

Exploring the tormenting, and often disorienting experience of living with severe anxiety, depression, and panic, Think Lovely Thoughts is a film about the push/pull for one man's sanity while his subconscious tears at his grip on reality.

  • Stephen Snavely
    Writer and Director
  • Amy Yerrington
  • Stephen Snavely
  • Meredith Snavely
    Executive Producer
  • Mikkel Aranas
    Executive Producer
  • Roy Williams Jr.
    Key Cast
    "John Stevens"
  • Dayana Rincon
    Key Cast
    "Sam Stevens"
  • Adia Bell
    Key Cast
  • Evie Williams
    Key Cast
    "Livvy Stevens"
  • Michael Gauthier
    Director of Photography
  • Randi Atkins
  • Jon Stanley
    Production Designer
  • Joel J. Richard
  • Chris Russell
    1st AD
  • Cole Ellett
    1st AC
  • Adam Lonigro
  • AJ Johnson
    Key Grip
  • Ryan Morgan
    G&E Swing
  • Kenneth Bauer
    Cam Op
  • Jeff Ball
    Steadicam Op
  • Michael Alaynick
    Sound Mixer
  • Jessica Licata
    Hair and Makeup
  • Matt Lathrom
    VFX Producer
  • D. Francis Murray
    Sound Design
  • Tyler Roth
  • Aaron Vaquera
  • Alexandria Pihera
    Covid Compliance Officer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Horror
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED Komodo
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Director Biography

A self-taught filmmaker, Stephen's approach often focuses on finding shared moments that evoke emotion and engage audiences in uniquely powerful, authentic, and meaningful ways. He believes that filmmaking, in its purest and most perfect form, comes from the ability to be vulnerable.

This vulnerability provides the freedom to create in a space that feels safe enough to fail. Safe enough to share one's truths. Safe enough to be specific and not worry about if the audience has “lived” what they will see on screen. It's out of this vulnerability that we discover common bonds, shared emotions, and a more universal humanity.

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Director Statement

Over the last ten years, I've journeyed through the ups and downs of discovering I have a chronic anxiety disorder, working through crippling depression, experiencing debilitating panic attacks, and contemplating suicide. To say that this film is highly personal would be an understatement. And while this played a large part in why I wanted to make this film, it wasn't the only reason.

As a man and member of the BIPOC community, I know firsthand how tough it can be to speak up and seek help, even when it's so desperately needed. While strides have been made in recent years to de-stigmatize the topic of mental illness and getting treatment for it, many people in marginalized communities, especially men, still face internal stigmas when it comes to getting help. This needs to change, and I want to help facilitate that change in any way that I can.