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ILLNESS - The Award Winning Short Film Discussed on GingerNewYork TV Show, NYC
Producers Carina Rush and Randi Silverman are Activists for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Matters and Stop By the GNY Set to Talk About Their Film and Family Programs. Friday May 16th, MNN TV Studios, Time Warner Cable, Channel 34, 2pm EST
Ms. Rush runs her home like her productions:
Randi Silverman: As an Associate Producer on the award-winning short film, ILLNESS (2013), Randi Silverman brought her real life experience to the creative team to help generate a powerful message. As the mother of three boys, one of whom happens to have a mental health disorder, she understands firsthand the impact that mental illness can have on a family. Randi Silverman is also the co-founder of a Parent-to-Parent Support Group for parents raising children who have issues with anxiety, depression, and/or mood disorders. Her support group has served over 250 families since 2012.
For more than four years, Randi Silverman served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Byram Hills C.H.I.L.D., a committee of the local Parent Teacher Association devoted to the support of children having individual life differences. During that time, Ms. Silverman developed significant programs in the community to create a dialogue around children and adolescent mental health. Randi Silverman is also an advocate for families struggling with various issues related to raising children with mental health disorders. As a graduate of the University of Pittsburg School of Law, Randi Silverman uses her knowledge of the law to help parents advocate for the educational needs of their children. Randi Silverman also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rosenthal JCC as Chair of their Special Needs Department.
Randi Silverman is a frequent speaker and presenter on the topic of children and adolescent mental health, and takes every opportunity to create community conversations in an effort to fight the stigma of mental illness. Ms. Silverman is also in the process of forming a charitable organization designed to promote awareness and reduce the stigma of children and adolescent mental health issues.
In 2013, ILLNESS won 6 awards, 20 nominations in 3 countries, and was part of the films considered for the 2014 Academy Awards. NO LETTING GO is the feature version of that award-winning short.
NO LETTING GO centers around what would appear to be a typical family: Mom, Dad and 3 Boys: ages 6,10 and 13 years of age. Over a 5-year period we soon realize the middle son is not so typical. Or is he? The Mother, in particular is faced with the daunting challenge of finding help for her child with mental health issues. In a time where the impact of mental health challenges for families, parents, siblings and the community are just being realized -- this poignant story touches on a parents worst nightmare: What if you lost your child to a mental disorder? NO LETTING GO is a powerful, heartfelt and poignant story of the strength of family and the bonds that connect us. As a society, we can no longer afford to stay silent. http://www.nolettinggomovie.com
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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Photo of Ms. Broderick Courtesy of Rasheem Morris