About the Film
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary about finding a balance in our digital world. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.
Our goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.
Clips from the film
LIKE clip: What is Social Media?
LIKE clip: Phones
LIKE clip: Instagram
Meet The Film Team
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Scilla Andreen (Pronounced Sheila) is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is the Producer and Director of the new documentary, LIKE, the Executive Producer/Producer of Angst and Angst series, “It Gets Better” and Co-Producer and Co-Executive Producer of Screenagers, as well as an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and Award-Winning Producer of such films as Bit Players, Outpatient and The Empowerment Project. Scilla is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla co-founded IndieFlix which has become one of the most meaningful global screening and a subscription streaming services that produces and distributes social impact films and series to create positive change in the world. Scilla is on a mission to change the world with film. indieflix.com
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR
Ian Andreen, of Seattle-based IndieFlix is an emerging producer and director who graduated from Whitman College in 2016. He is an accomplished cinematographer and editor. Ian’s previous experience stems from production work on commercials for companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Alaska Airlines. Although new to the film stage, he hopes that his “one-stop shop” skill set will carry him far throughout various productions.
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 or credits include Silent Angels, a film about Rett syndrome, Screenagers, a film about growing up in the digital age and Angst, helping to understand and raise awareness around anxiety.
Dan Gieschen is a highly accomplished, award winning software developer & multimedia producer, an expert in lean start-up & organizational management, and an angel investor. In addition to over 18 years experience creating, managing, and supervising high-end technology applications and solutions for Fortune 500 companies, Dan was a founding member of Double Down Interactive, a small 5 person company that grew to support over 1 million daily players, 100+ employees, and became one of the top grossing iPad and Facebook applications. The company achieved successful, high valuation exit within 2 years.Dan is also an accomplished musician, composer and producer, who has worked professionally as a touring performer and session musician with internationally known artists. He has written and produced music for national TV and radio spots, corporate events, short films, and multimedia productions.His projects have won numerous awards including an IDEA Gold Medal in 2007, Phase 2005 2 SBIR Award from US Department of Education, grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, and a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dan has put his talents to use for for a variety of high-profile companies including the United States Department of Education, Honeytech, Citgo, ETS, Boise Cascade, Walgreens, Canon, the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Ricoh, Mercury Marine, EFI, Johnson Wax, Konica Minolta, Northwestern Mutual, the Milwaukee Bucks, Kimberley Clark and many more.
NARRATOR / HEAD OF EDUCATION FOR THE CENTER FOR HUMANE TECHNOLOGY
Max Stossel is the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to re-aligning technology with humanity’s best interests. Previously Max was as social media strategist who designed some of the same notification structures to distract students that he now criticizes. Max is also currently an award-winning poet and filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year.
NARRATOR / CO-CREATOR OF FACEBOOK "LIKE" BUTTON
Leah Pearlman is the co-creator of the Facebook ‘Like’ button. She left Facebook to become the creator of Dharma Comics and Author of Drawn Together, a book of uplifting comics that illustrate love, loss, courage, relationships and the full spectrum of the human experience. She is rarely on social media anymore.
TECHNOLOGY EXPERT / CEO BETAWORKS
John Borthwick has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for over two decades. As founder and CEO of Betaworks, he has led the company building and investment process since 2008. Companies built by Betaworks include Giphy, Dots, bit.ly, and Chartbeat. Combining physical space with software, Betaworks Studios is a space for community and connection in the tech industry, people can collaborate, think, and envision humane tech products.
EXPERT, EDUCATION AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Tim Conroy-Stocker is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has over 20 years experience working in education. Tim supports student teacher and family wellbeing across a large educational foundation. Tim has expertise in positive psychology and mindfulness working with a number of organisations to deliver training and culture changes.
James Playford is the Head Teacher of Information & Communications Technology at West Island School in Hong Kong. James is featured in LIKE discussing the importance of giving students the skills and resources to know how to manage social media usage.
MEDIA EXPERT / VICE PRESIDENT AT COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Colby Zintl is the Vice President, External Affairs at Common Sense Media. She is a seasoned marketing & communications leader for companies in both B2B and B2C sectors, including tech, CPG, health, government, and non-profit. She has deep experience and education in digital marketing and communications, She is also a strong writer with a passion for people & storytelling.
DR. JERRY BUBRICK
EXPERT / SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST CHILD MIND INSTITUTE
Dr. Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is a senior clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute. He is a cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD. Widely recognized for developing one of the world’s most intensive pediatric programs for OCD, he is a pioneer in using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat children and teens with anxiety disorders.
DR. DIMITRI A. CHRISTAKIS
EXPERT / SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH is the director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute. He is the author of more than 170 original research articles, a textbook of pediatrics, and co-authored a ground breaking book, The Elephant in the Living Room: Make Television Work for Your Kids.
DR. CORA BREUNER
EXPERT / SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Dr. Cora Breuner, MD, MPH, is member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity, sports and trauma related injuries in children and adolescents.
DR. JEVIN D. WEST
EXPERT / PROFESSOR UW DATA LAB
Dr. Jevin D. West, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He co-directs DataLab, where he studies the Science of Science and coordinates Data science education. He has received multiple nominations for distinguished teaching awards.
DR. SAM NAFICY
EXPERT / NAFICY REJUVENATION CENTER
Dr. Sam Naficy, MD, is a highly specialized and double board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is recognized as an authority in the field with over 12 years experience and carries out over 1000 procedures per year. Dr. Naficy was voted by other physicians in the Seattle area as one of the top doctors for facial surgery (Seattle Magazine).
DR. KATIE DAVIS
EXPERT / UW INFORMATION SCHOOL
Dr. Katie Davis, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW College of Education, and a founding member of the UW Digital Youth Lab. Dr. Davis is the co-author with Howard Gardner of The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. She has received multiple distinguished awards in her field.
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