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A film by Miriam Arghandiwal. A young artist rebels against her oppressive society with her anonymous graffiti murals and quickly learns the price of having a voice.
A film by Sara Silkin. The light is bright, shinning on the racism that has plagued this country.
“Complicated Grief" is a commercial in partnership with the New Hope Foundation for families who need help coping with grief after a death of someone close.
A 5th Grade Class sends a message that CREATIVITY is just as important as LITERACY. Jaden, a young, inner-city public school student, takes a stand against his principal after the school's art teacher has been fired for choosing to teach art instead of the state-mandated, standardized test.
This 80 second PSA satirizes California’s tax spending to support capital punishment. Directed by Eric Marshall.
Three Syrian civilian journalists risk their lives to broadcast atrocities committed by the Syrian army. When discovered, a soldier caught up in the brutality finds himself more faithful to his humanity than duty. Directed by Faisal Attrache.
Emmy Award winning, The Power of the PSA or How To Change the World in 30 Seconds is a documentary about USC-MISC’s partnership with CBS2/KCAL9 to create PSAs “Collateral Damage,” “Help a Soldier Heal,” and “Internet Safety.”
Parent’s illusion of safety and privacy is changed forever by access to the Internet and social media. A reminder about parental guidance and personal responsibility on the Internet. "Post and Text Responsibly" was directed by John Berardo to spread the message of NetSmartz.
A distraught grandmother (Alfre Woodard) addresses the perpetrator of her nine-year old grandson’s murder. A message from families destroyed by senseless urban violence to those who threaten the community. "Collateral Damage" was directed by Ryan Lipscomb to spread the message of Women Against Gun Violence.
Home but not yet safe from psychic injury, a veteran of combat struggles to return to life after war. "Help a Soldier Heal" was directed by Maury Shessel to spread the message from Operation Gratitude of understanding this issue and help for combat veterans with PTSD
For the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, one in a series of short films directed to children supporting the concept that professions are gender neutral. Directed by Jordan Reddout.
A silent film that examines the downfall of a relationship between a young dancer and her abusive boyfriend. Directed by Rebecca Doyle
Veterans with traumatic injuries are rescued, both physically and emotionally, by specially trained therapy dogs, proving that love is potent medicine. Directed by David Aristizabal.
One night unfolds like a Greek tragedy as you African-American college students try to live on the periphery of a seemingly inescapable cycle of violence. Directed by Ryan Lipscomb
A highschooler’s casual behavior on a social media site has terrifying consequences. A warning about the dangers of the Internet and personal responsibility. Directed by John Berardo.
Part of Giorgio Armani's FILMS OF CITY FRAMES, a short film about a paparazzo who uses cyber technology to track down one of Hollywood's biggest starlets in Los Angeles 2020.
iLA is set in futuristic Los Angeles and deals with issues of privacy, and advancements in smart and drone technology. The film was directed by John Berardo and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
A short film presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 2013 conference. Directed by John Berardo as part of the USC Media Institute for Social Change (USC-MISC) collaboration with Mandeville Films
An avid hunter explains the advantage and popularity of semi‐automatic weapons. Directed by Will Lowell.
A young woman awakens to a phone call from an old boyfriend with a message of love and terrible news. A warning about nuclear proliferation and weapons currently unaccounted for in the world. Directed by Maury Shessel.
A short film calling attention to the extreme living conditions the poor are forced to accept in Hong Kong and the extreme relative cost of poverty. Directed by Eddie Ng.