XS Stress: Teens Take Control

XS Stress: Teens Take Control

In this short film, three youths draw on their own experiences to provide an essential guide to staying afloat while navigating the choppy waters of adolescence. It's a time when youth undergo big changes and assume new responsibilities, juggling school, family and friends. Throw in work, dating, exams, racist remarks and extracurricular activities, and it's no wonder teens get knocked off balance. Spoken word performer Kyra Shaughnessy and a diverse chorus of young voices provide running commentary, making XS Stress an insightful report from the teens of today.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • participation
    Kira Gauthier
    Jarrel John
    Sarah Reed
    Kyra Shaughnessy
  • writer
    Patricia Kearns
  • director
    Patricia Kearns
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • director of photography
    Philippe Amiguet
  • sound recordist
    Raymond Marcoux
  • editor
    Marlene Millar
  • art director
    Robin A. Paterson
  • original music composer
    Janet Lumb
    Dino Giancola
  • creator
    Kyra Shaughnessy
  • performer
    Kyra Shaughnessy
  • editor
    Dexter X
  • director of photography
    Alexandre Bussière
  • sound recordist
    Craig Lapp
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • sound re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner

  • OJKGreezy

    Beautiful humbling film. Gives a true voice to teens (who are usually spoken for). They understand more than society gives them credit for and many of their pains are born out of society's strictest rules and expectations. Let this film be a lesson to the media and those forces that if we have any hopes of true healing, it must start with the youth. It remains the responsibility of the older generations to create those avenues in which the children can heal. We must begin before it's too late.

    OJKGreezy, 2 Feb 2019
  • AmethystxxxxO

    This film was moving. It truly captured some important struggles that teens deal with. Examples being stress, peer pressure and phobias. It also showed you how to deal with them

    AmethystxxxxO, 15 Dec 2014