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The movie “Influenced” is written, directed and acted primarily by young people. Over 100 cast and crew made it possible. Creators Aleah Graham and Josephine Cooper, ages 13 and 15, worked with experienced community members to begin producing this direct-to-DVD video. Project AWARE then hosted its second film institute in August of 2009 and trained 15 youth attendees to crew the shoot with the creators and Maine production company Gum Spirits. This powerful dramatic movie addresses issues such as eating disorders, neglect, substance abuse and how adult role modeling influenced the choices young people made.

Congratulations to Josephine and Aleah along with the entire cast and crew. The movie premiered at the Biddeford (Maine) City Theater on December 13, 2009 for over 300 people on a rainy / snowy night. See a list of SCREENINGS HERE. Order the DVD by going HERE.

Special thanks to our supporters
Acadia Hospital
Biddeford Savings Bank
FiKari Productions
Sanford Safe Schools Healthy Students
University College at Saco/Biddefordd

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