Private Project

Out Of Sight: Stop the Stigma, Start a Conversation

Out of Sight takes a close look at how our society treats
adolescents suffering from mental illness. It addresses the idea that such issues are best kept out of sight. It will be released on Amazon Video in the USA, UK, Germany, and Japan on September 19th, 2017.

  • Kyle Mahaney
    Director
  • Aimee Bender
    Director
  • Jessie Minor
    Director
  • Kyle Mahaney
    Producer
  • Aimee Bender
    Producer
  • Jessie Minor
    Producer
  • Anthony Vonelli
    Assistant Directors
  • Matthew Buonanno
    Assistant Directors
  • Sarah Tomlinson
    Assistant Directors
  • Becca Tomlinson
    Assistant Directors
  • Laurel Wenson
    Assistant Directors
  • Annie Blaine
    Key Cast
  • Jessie Minor
    Key Cast
  • Amy Cramer
    Key Cast
  • Laurel Wenson
    Key Cast
  • Jamie Tworkowski
    Key Cast
    Founder of "To Write Love On Her Arms"
  • Sarah Tomlinson
    Key Cast
  • Angela Landis
    Key Cast
  • Jess Reed
    Key Cast
  • Chris Minor
    Key Cast
  • Matt Buonanno
    Key Cast
  • Andre Sumiel
    Key Cast
  • James Presto
    Key Cast
    Founder of "Spread Sunshine for Josh"
  • Laurette Johnson-Presto
    Key Cast
    Founder of "Spread Sunshine for Josh"
  • Molly Hudelson
    Key Cast
  • Katie Piatt
    Key Cast
  • Becca Tomlinson
    Editors
  • Kyle Mahaney
    Editors
  • Sarah Tomlinson
    Editors
  • Matthew Buonanno
    Editors
  • Anthony Vonelli
    Editors
  • Graham Vasquez
    Editors
  • Alex Brown
    Editors
  • Emily Fantauzzo
    Editors
  • Chris Vasquez
    Graphics & Animation
  • Maciek Albrecht
    Graphics & Animation
    "Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001" "'Twas the Night", "Classical Baby", "Saving My Tomorrow",
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Social-issues, student, issues, mental health
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 3 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Premiere @ Southside Film Festival
    Bethlehem, PA
    United States
    June 15, 2016
    World Festival Premiere
    Best Feature Film
  • SAMHSA Voice Awards 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention - Documentary
  • Reel Talk Film Festival - Special Screening @ University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
    October 16, 2015
    Special Academic Screening
  • Special Screening @ Drexel University Active Minds
    Philadelphia, PA
    November 18, 2015
    Special Academic Screening
  • Special Screening @ Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
    Harrisburg, PA
    March 1, 2016
    Special Academic Screening
  • Special Screening @ Kutztown University
    Kutztown, PA
    March 21, 2016
    Special Academic Screening
  • Special Screening @ East Stroudsburg University
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    March 22, 2016
    Special Academic Screening
  • Special Screening @ Lafayette College
    Easton, PA
    United States
    April 19, 2016
    Special Academic Screening
  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Screening @ Drexel University
    Philadelphia, PA
    May 5, 2016
    Special Academic Screening
  • Screening @ East Stroudsburg University
    East Stroudsburg PA
    United States
    September 27, 2016
  • Screening @ Luther College
    Decorah, IA
    United States
    March 7, 2017
  • Nice International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2017
    Nice
    France
    May 13, 2017
    European Premiere
    Nominated for Best Director of a Feature Documentary and Nominated for the Scientific & Educational Award
Director Biography

Kyle is a photographer and filmmaker from the Pocono Mountains. He serves as Director and Producer of the film, in addition to working in numerous production and post-production roles. Growing up in a homeschooled environment, Kyle has recently graduated from DeSales University with a B. A. in Film Production. He works as a Junior Editor in the NYC-area.

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Director Statement

Out Of Sight: Stop the Stigma, Start a Conversation began when Jessie Minor and I started a mission in 2012 to tell the stories of our peers’ experiences coming to terms with depression and suicide ideation. Through our own peers and outreach on social media, volunteers gathered around our message, and we were overwhelmed by the loving support from the start. During production, we have all served various roles and worked with our tight-knit crew to reach completion. As a group of mainly college students we relied heavily on donations and our own fundraising efforts. The journey was not without setbacks: monetary, motivational and time constraints from intense academic schedules. Consequently, Out of Sight exists solely due to the passionate devotion of its volunteers. As director, this has not been an easy film to make. There have been days that are exceptionally trying, but there have also been constant affirmations that these are the stories that we have to share. The conversations that start after hearing these stories are important and potentially life changing. That’s what has kept us going over four years of sleepless nights. This film has taken thousands of man-hours, and it only takes a single night of talking to audiences sharing their stories for the first time to make it all worth it. I’m so proud of our teamwork and the commitment of everyone involved.