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Hidden Wounds

The Film

Hidden Wounds is a revealing film about the importance of mental health for those living with a disability.

It is a film that shows us how mental health is not what we think it is. It is not only the polar extremes of what the media often describes it to be. It comes in hundreds of shades and in places we do not notice.

Richard's Lui father

Three Families

Filmed over five years, three families open up their lives as they explore what a hidden wound is and how to talk about it.

People kissing

Mental Health

A layered expose on the most misunderstood topics of our time.

Simone Biles highlights importance of mental health in Olympics withdrawal

Simone Biles highlights importance of mental health in Olympics withdrawal”

Growing mental health crisis among teens

“Growing mental health crisis among teens

Pandemic takes a toll on mental health

Pandemic takes a toll on mental health”

Veterans struggle with issues that are often invisible to others

Veterans struggle with issues that are often invisible to others”

Hugging people

The Team

Seasoned storytellers of tough issues.

Richard Lui - Director and Producer
Richard Lui - Director and Producer

Richard Lui

Director and Producer

A veteran journalist and news anchor, Richard Lui has more than 30 years in television, technology, and business. Currently at MSNBC and CNN Worldwide before, he is the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national cable news program. The film is inspired by Lui's experience as a caregiver for his father. Learn more at www.richardlui.com

Alex Lo - Producer
Alex Lo - Producer

Alex Lo

Producer

Alex is among the “top 40 Young Journalists in America” as named by AAJA. His work in production for NBC News National, the NBA, and NHL have taken him across the globe. His work for this film honors caregivers in his family. Learn more at www.alexlotv.com

Donald Young - Executive Producer
Donald Young - Executive Producer

Donald Young

Executive Producer

Donald Young is Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). He oversees programmatic work including filmmaker funding, talent support and development, national productions, and broadcasts. Most recently, Young was Executive Producer on “Asian Americans,” a five-hour history series for PBS.

Jean Tsien - Executive Producer/Consulting Editor
Jean Tsien - Executive Producer/Consulting Editor

Jean Tsien

Executive Producer/Consulting Editor

Jean Tsien has been working in documentary for 35 years as an editor, producer, and consultant. Her editing credits include Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, a 2001 Academy Award nominee. Tsien recently executive produced a 5-part series for PBS on Asian Americans and consulted the 2020 Academy Award winner American Factory.

Steve Schwab - Executive Producer
Steve Schwab - Executive Producer

Steve Schwab

Executive Producer

As CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Steve spearheads the country's preeminent organization supporting military and veteran caregivers. Steve's achievements include driving the expansion of the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to caregivers of every war era.

Sal Mendoza - Co-Executive Producer
Sal Mendoza - Co-Executive Producer

Sal Mendoza

Co-Executive Producer

Sal is considered an expert in the field of diversity & inclusion. He is responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies in the areas of workforce, leadership development, community partnerships and NBCUniversal's Employee Resource Groups, with a focus on enhancing the company's diverse and inclusive environment.

Daphne Kwok - Co-Executive Producer
Daphne Kwok - Co-Executive Producer

Daphne Kwok

Co-Executive Producer

Daphne Kwok is the Vice President of Multicultural Leadership for the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Audience Strategy at AARP. Her work empowers AAPIs to choose how they live as they age.

Eliana Alvarez Martinez - Director of Photography
Eliana Alvarez Martinez - Director of Photography

Eliana Alvarez Martinez

Director of Photography

Eliana is an award-winning Director and Cinematographer. She's logged thousands of miles for NatGeo and BBC Travel capturing surprising animal encounters. Her latest work in festivals as Director and Cinematographer includes Spirit of Discovery.

Mielle Ezra - Lead Production Sound Mixer
Mielle Ezra - Lead Production Sound Mixer

Mielle Ezra

Lead Production Sound Mixer

Brooklyn native, Mielle Ezra is a skilled production sound mixer. Her passion for sound allows her to capture the sonic world naturally on many narrative and documentary feature films with pristine clarity and precision.

Maria Lineva - Composer
Maria Lineva - Composer

Maria Lineva

Composer

Maria Lineva is a composer who graduated from Gnesin Academy and Berklee College of Music. Growing up in Russia, she was exposed to classical and contemporary education that both influenced her compositional approach.

Michelle Chang - Editor
Michelle Chang - Editor

Michelle Chang

Editor

Michelle is a Brooklyn based documentary editor. Feature credits include When Claude Got Shot, Harbor From the Holocaust, Down a Dark Stairwell, 9-MAN, Like Any Other Kid, and (A)Sexual. Short form credits include the web series Black Folk Don't, as well as Art:21's New York Close Up.

Aimee Lyde - Contributing Editor
Aimee Lyde - Contributing Editor

Aimee Lyde

Contributing Editor

Aimee is a New York-based film editor with experience in a variety of forms: features and shorts, fiction and non-fiction, immersive video installations, commercials, and music videos. She has a degree in filmmaking and film theory from Vassar College. Recent work includes the documentary feature I Am We, which follows a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder as she uncovers the roots of her condition.

Family

Partners

The film's producers over the past six years have brought together some of America's strongest brands to tell the untold stories of underrepresented communities:

AARP AARP
AMC Theaters AMC Theaters
Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music
Cigna Cigna
EMD Serono EMD Serono
Eisai Eisai
Kia Motors Kia Motors
NBC Universal NBC Universal
Plan International USA
Seniorlink Seniorlink
Universal Studios Universal Studios
Wallace H Coulter Foundation Wallace H Coulter Foundation
Walmart Walmart
Verizon Media Verizon Media
Yahoo Yahoo

A Not For Profit's Mission

A Not For Profit's Mission

Stories can break misrepresented perceptions. Stories do not come for free. Stories are told with responsibility and care. Stories help us soar. Prisca is a not-for-profit working with nonprofits to help people and organizations do just that with thanks to 501c3 fiscal sponsors:

AAJA Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes