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FILMS

Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made the following 5 feature-length documentaries, the SCREENAGERS trilogy, HIDDEN PICTURES, and UNLISTED. Scroll down to learn about each film.

 

Ruston has made many short films, including in partnership with organizations such as The World Health Organization, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Recovery Café. 

 

As a Fulbright Scholar Ruston made films about community mental health workers in India. In addition, she has made short films about cross-cultural medicine, opioid addiction, psychiatric advance directives, and others. 

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SCREENAGERS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE//

A film by DELANEY RUSTON​

MyDoc Productions

Release date 2023

Synopsis

‍Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age, the third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy, delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. The film debunks myths and depicts strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments. The film also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SCREENAGERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE

“The timing of this movie could not be better or more urgent as we are facing a national youth mental health crisis"

 Kelsey Fernandez, Prevention Coalition

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SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER//

A film by DELANEY RUSTON​

MyDoc Productions

Release date 2019

Synopsis

High stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER

"It was as eye opening as the first Screenagers."

— Erik Paulson, Principal, NJ

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SCREENAGERS//

A film by DELANEY RUSTON​

MyDoc Productions

Release date 2016

Synopsis

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SCREENAGERS

"Screenagers is a very balanced, sympathetic and sane look at the way millions of teens are struggling with phones and games and technology in general. In part by letting the teens themselves speak about their own concerns and solutions, Screenagers is deeply affecting, too."  

— Dave Eggers, Best-Selling Author, Publisher and Education Activist

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HIDDEN PICTURES//

A film by DELANEY RUSTON​

MyDoc Productions

Release date 2013

Synopsis

Filmmaker Ruston experienced the silence that surrounds mental illness from her own family experience (as seen in the Award winning film, UNLISTED).When she learns that 450 million people globally have a mental health condition she realizes their plight is the most hidden of all. How are people accepted or rejected? What is mental health care like? Who is helping?​

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HIDDEN PICTURES

“Hidden Pictures is a provocative film…I found myself immediately pulled in and deeply moved by each of the stories it revealed. Global in its scope, but yet so personal in its delivery.” 

Glenn Close, Actress

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UNLISTED//

A film by DELANEY RUSTON​

MyDoc Productions

Release date 2009

Synopsis

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia is a gripping documentary that depicts the struggle of the filmmaker, Delaney, as both daughter and doctor, to bring her paranoid schizophrenic father back into her life after hiding from him for 10 years. It is a riveting story about one daughter’s determination to mend her torn family that challenges audiences to reflect upon their own ideas of mental illness, compassion, and responsibility.​

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT UNLISTED

"Unflinching in its candor, Unlisted, reminds me of the incredible power that one compelling story can have in shaping the way we think about major societal issues."

 Helene Gayle, former President of CARE

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