Regenerate Films’ narrative feature, My Suicide (aka Archie’s Final Project) won the Berlin Film Festival’s Crystal Bear for Best Picture at its world premiere, and has won 20 more awards worldwide since. The film is currently on Netflix and in release in North America after its U.S. theatrical premieres at the Laemmle in Los Angeles, AMC in Times Square and other major cities. Please visit Archie’s FACEBOOK for more info.
Regenerate is in the final stages of post production on the feature documentary, I Will Find You – the story of four individuals who embark on a dangerous journey to find their loved ones and others who were illegally detained and “disappeared” during Nepal’s ten-year civil war…and the transformation of Nepal, many of her people and our heroes from victims to human rights advocates/activists.
In 2008, at the request of the Nepalese human rights organization The Conflict Victims Committee, Regenerate started the film, and promised to deliver it to the victims of enforced disappearances. Last spring, Regenerate Films returned to Nepal for an historic screening of the film in progress. Next year, Regenerate will return to Nepal to fulfill our covenant. iwillfindyouthemovie.com
Based in Thousand Oaks, California, Regenerate was formed in 2002 to combat the alarming number of tragic teenage traffic deaths. Regenerate’s original mission was to reduce teen injuries and fatalities due to teen car crashes, suicide, violence, alcohol and drugs, by empowering youth to professionally produce and widely distribute “By Youth–For Youth” Public Service Programming and Events.
Regenerate’s first Public Service Announcements were distributed to nearly 500 cities throughout California, and played in 50 major markets across the nation, reaching millions of viewers. To quote Regenerate’s youth founder, Jordan Miller, 15, “Saving just one life would be worth it to me.”
In honor of our 10th Anniversary, here’s those first PSAs – and a peek at the kids who led the charge making them.
And just for kicks, here’s a 14-minute narrative film Regenerate made for the California Office of Traffic Safety & the Santa Ana Police Department’s teen drunk driving prevention programs. The film played throughout the state at numerous forums, events, and drivers education classes; and as part of a traveling educational Teen Driving Safety trailer. It was also a chance for the Regenerate youth crew to film huge car crashes, shooting from choppers.
Regenerate Films – with the support of the Ventura County AIDS Partnership (VCAP) – created a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to raise awareness among Latinos about the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in their community. The 1-minute PSA is in Spanish and was translated into English and just recently translated to Mixteco.
We continue to collaborate with VCAP and other non-profit and Mixteco organizations working on the distribution of this PSA and other HIV prevention initiatives.
Visit Regenerate on YouTube to watch in Spanish or Mixteco.
Regenerate Films partnered with Nobel Peace prize recipient Muhammad Yunus and the Institute for Social Business of California State University Channel Islands to develop a series of media pieces which explore the connection between social business and the eradication of poverty around the world.
We aim to amplify our partners’ voices: integrate the social business model to higher education so our next generations can go “to museums to see what poverty was like.” (Yunus).
Visit the Institute of Social Business Facebook for all the latest news from this brand new institute!
Regenerate Films is serving to amplify the voices of our friends at the Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) whose mission is to build grassroots power to realize social, economic and environmental justice for the people of the California Central Coast Region.
Namaste, a short film created by Sarah Rivka Miller, has been honored by the Asia Society and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Watch on Asia Society’s “You Tube” to read comments from Nepalese and people all over the world – Namaste
Open Borders was a summer-long concert series and art exhibition filling a 40,000 square foot converted, abandoned Borders bookstore in Thousand Oaks, CA. Open Borders benefited the arts, local communities, and teen suicide prevention programs. The festival coincided with the release of Regenerate’s internationally awarded feature “My Suicide“.
Open Borders featured Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Murs, Ozomatli, Jefferson Starship, Daniel Johnston, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Pinback, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Klezmatics, and many more fine artists and musicians.