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.

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


  • 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

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